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Predoctoral Course Catalog


Interdisciplinary Practice in Transition Care for Complex Medical Needs – Selective

Credits: 1
Course Director: Dr. Kim Espinoza
Quarter/Year: Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring / 4

Course Description

Dental students participate in the UW Transition Care Program. Includes clinical shadowing of transition care planning for individuals with complex medical needs.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Explain how medical comorbidities complicate access to dental care in transition from pediatric to adult care.
  2. Discuss adaptations needed to address access to care barriers and successfully engage with dental care as an adult.
  3. Work in an interdisciplinary team, including physicians, nurse care coordinators, social workers, patients, and their family members.


Updated: 2022-12-14