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Foundations of Dental Medicine 2

Course Director: Nick Sotak and EmmaLeigh Gordon
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter / 1

Course Overview

This course is a continuation of DENTFN 512. It further didactically develops skills forming the basis of patient-centered communication and the development of a diagnosis and care plan. These skills include developing rapport, eliciting problem and medical histories, assessing the impact of illness, performing a physical examination, forming a problem list, and documenting and communicating with the care team. Students continue to learn the practice of professional reflection. This quarter will focus on case simulations that require utilization of acquired skills.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

1. Correctly sequence the steps of the diagnostic process.
2. Practice skills needed to assess patients’ needs.
3. Compile the information obtained from a written patient case into a case presentation.
4. Integrate a patient’s history and exam information into a problem list.
5. Explain how to use appropriate communication skills when presenting treatment options or sharing serious information with patients.
6. Reflect upon ethical practice in patient care.
7. Identify concepts related to cultural humility to historically excluded diverse populations.
8. Design a practice of personal wellness and self-reflection.
9. Summarize the process of critically reviewing scientific literature.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-10, CE-02, CE-03, C-03, CE-06, C-02, C-09, CE-07, C-06, C-05, C-11, C-30, C-12, C-13, C-31, C-16, C-29, C-17, C-04, C-15, C-18, C-24, C-25, C-26, C-23

Date last updated: 2024-01-02