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DENTAL HYGIENE ONLINE DEGREE COMPLETION COURSES Offered through the IDEAL Program COURSE SYLLABUS Dear Student, Please read the following course syllabus carefully, especially the course dates, times and location. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to communicate with the Dental Hygiene department, your dental hygiene academic advisor, or the instructor. The BSDH degree completion program is designed with the adult learner in mind. Adult learners approach learning with specific goals, want to be able to directly apply new learning to their work and personal lives, and tend to learn best when the coursework is problem-centered so that they are actively engaged in the learning process. In addition, adults bring rich and varied experience to the classroom, which becomes a valuable learning resource for other students. The BSDH Online Degree Completion Program assumes joint responsibility in the learning process. The activities and assignments in our classes build on the shared experience of all learners in each class. This is why each student’s preparation, participation and interaction in class activities and discussions are critical to the success of each course. The accelerated format of each course requires a significant amount of time outside the classroom to prepare for and complete the course assignments. This varies between students and courses; however, students typically spend a minimum of ten-twelve hours per week on course material. To participate in the BSDH Online Degree Completion Program, it is expected that you will do the following: 1. Participate in and complete the online orientation prior to your first online course. 2. Obtain the required course materials prior to the course start date. 3. Login to your course a minimum of three times per week. 4. Complete all assignments to the best of your ability. 5. Participate in the class discussions and demonstrate respect and consideration to the instructor and other students when they express themselves in discussion. 6. If you have any technical difficulties, you must contact the Office of Distance Education immediately. Have questions about taking an online course? “Instructions for Taking a UB Online Course” If you cannot perform these expectations, it is recommended that you drop the course. If you do not participate during the first week of the course, you will be dropped from the course. Ethics Statement of Confidentiality An integral component of the BSDH Online Degree Completion Program is student and faculty expression of personal experiences for the purpose of facilitating coursework. Students enrolled in the program are expected to honor confidentiality as it pertains to student disclosure. Shared information, comments, or opinions expressed by another student or the faculty member during the course of classroom discussion should never be used in a manner which is intended to humiliate, embarrass, harass, damage, or otherwise injure other students in their personal, public, or business lives. In addition, confidentiality must be upheld by not disclosing any information that would identify any particular individual. The BSDH Online Degree Completion Program DHYG 306: Contemporary Dental Hygiene Practice 4 semester hours Spring 2011 Instructor: Wendy M. Garcia, RDH, MSEd Assistant Professor Office # 417 Health Science Building (Warner Hall) Office Phone # 203-576-4141 Department Fax # 203-576-4220 E-Mail email@example.com A.S. in Dental Hygiene, Fones School of Dental Hygiene, University of Bridgeport, CT B.S. in Dental Hygiene, University of New Haven, New Haven, CT M.S. in Education. University of Bridgeport, CT Doctoral Candidate in Educational Leadership, University of Bridgeport, CT Required Textbook: Leedy, P.& Ormond, J., Practical Research: Planning and Design, 9th Edition, Prentice-Hall, Inc. ISBN 0-13-715244-2 Resources: Appropriate literature sources for topic/project selected Power Point and Excel software programs Web camera and microphone Word 2007 or earlier UB Net account and UB email to be used for all course correspondence Course Goals: As a continuation of DHYG 305, in this course the students will: Associate practice issues and trends with the need for research Carry out a selected project making decisions and implementing plans Utilize advanced assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation skills Find an answer to a question through the medium of relevant data and their interpretation Learn what has not been known before and share the knowledge Course Objectives: During participation in activities of DHYG 306, the student will: Finalize and submit a research proposal Develop and submit a project outline Generate a literature review to provide supportive documentation for the selected project Synthesize the role of scientific literature and other resources in the design and implementation of a research project Conduct the approved research activity, sharing insights, problems, and successes while providing feedback to other researchers in the class Recognize the significance of individual effort, cooperation and communication during the research process Assess the research process and outcomes Draft, finalize and submit written documentation of the project (power point and final research report) via Digital Dropbox the Friday before presentations are scheduled Deliver an oral presentation documenting the DHYG 306 research project carried out during the semester using Wimba Course Guidelines: Students are expected to meet all posted deadlines and per academic standards committee policy, a grade of C or higher is required to pass this course. Any student who earns a C- or lower must repeat the course. Students are responsible for accessing Blackboard course content and email communication using the UB Net email account Participate in the class discussions and show respect and consideration to all when they express themselves in discussion Students must meet deadlines. Report sections (Ch 3, 4, and 5) are assigned for submission in order to be reviewed and subsequent revisions made. Each section becomes part of the final report. Complete all assignments Submit work in Microsoft Office Word 2007 format or earlier version Keep a backup of all work Course Evaluation: Assignment 1 Research Work Progress Submissions – 25% All of the following assignments are to be submitted via the Digital Drop Box They will be graded according to the grading scheme found under Course Documents You will be able to make revisions based on feedback prior to submitting your final research report 1. Final revision of Research Proposal due January 15, 2011 2. Survey Instrument, Interview questions, Cover Letter, Informed Consent due January 22, 2011 3. Methods and Materials due February 19, 2011 4. Results due March 26, 2011 5. Discussion due April 9, 2011 Detailed descriptions for each section can be found under Course Documents Assignment 2 Online Participation – 15% Ongoing evaluation throughout the semester Minimum of 3 discussion topic related contributions per week required Participation will be graded according to the grading scheme found in the Course Documents page Quality in postings is looked for and try to make postings throughout the week instead of all at once Assignment 3 Project Documentation/Final Research Report – 40% Final Documentation (research report and Power Point) due in Digital Drop Box April 16, 2011 Presentations will be the week of April 18, 2011 (TBA) The guidelines and grading criteria for this assignment can be found under Course Documents Follow the guidelines closely paying attention to the order and content of each section Expect the final report to be about 15 pages, including the title page and references. This does not include the appendices. Margins are to be 1” on all sides and headings should follow APA guidelines Assignment 4 Research Project Presentation – 20% Due week of April 18, 2011 Details of this assignment can be found under Course Documents Each group must present their completed research project to the class, and course instructors from DHYG 305 and DHYG 306 via Wimba Course Schedule (Subject to Possible Changes) Week Date Topics Readings, Resources and Due Dates 1 Jan. 4 Course Introductions Tips for Discussion of Research successful Study Chapters collaboration Successful Collaboration Review Ch 12 Survey sites and pages 203- Title Construction 204 in text 2 Jan. 10 Survey construction Final Proposals due Cover letter construction Jan. 15 Informed Consent Evaluating Survey Questions Common flaws in research by Denise Bowen 3 Jan. 17 Ch 3 Methods Review Ch 5, construction and pages 293- Citing (NLM) 294 in text Plagiarism Survey Instrument and Cover Letter due Jan. 22 4 Jan. 24 Ch 3 Methods Review Ch 7 construction and 8 in text Interpreting and Read Kuyper evaluating a research articles and report posted research article for critique 5 Jan. 31 Ch 3 Methods Review Ch 9 construction and 10 in text Resources and support Send out survey for research instrument Feb. 5 6 Feb. 7 Excel Review Getting ready to begin Appendix A in your data collection text Group progress reports 7 Feb. 14 Excel Ch 3 Methods and Starting your data Materials due Feb. 19 collection Group progress reports 8 Feb. 21 Excel Getting ready for data tabulation Group progress reports 9 Feb. 28 Ch 4 Results construction Review Ch 11 Tabulating your data and pages 294- Charts/Graphs 296 in text Group progress reports 10 Mar. 7 Ch 4 Results construction Tabulating your data Charts/Graphs Group progress reports 11 Mar. 14 Ch 4 Results construction Tabulating your data Charts/Graphs Group progress reports 12 Mar. 21 Ch 5 Discussion Review pages construction 296-298 in text Group progress reports Ch 4 Results due Mar. 26 Send Excel sheets 13 Mar. 28 Ch 5 Discussion construction Group progress reports 14 April 4 Preparation of your Ch 5 Discussion due presentations April 9 Group progress reports Review the Power Point “Research Puzzle” 15 April 11 Final edits to Final documentation presentations and presentations due in Digital Drop Box by April 16 16 April 18 Presenting your final Enjoy! reports via Wimba Course evaluation and feedback INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY This web based class will utilize the University of Bridgeport’s BlackBoard Learning Management System (LMS) for asynchronous sessions. Wimba – Online Collaborative Learning software will be used for interactive synchronous sessions. Students are provided instruction on the use of BlackBoard through the online orientation provided by the Distance Learning department prior to the student starting the online program; Wimba – through the individual course instructor and podcasts provided through the Wahlstrom Library website: and conducting literary searches through the individual course instructor, Wahlstrom Library support and technical staff, and pod casts provided through the Wahlstrom Library website. Skill reinforcement and assessment are integrated into the various course assignments and exercises. ACADEMIC DISHONESTY It is the student’s responsibility to familiarize him or herself with and adhere to the standards set forth in the policies on cheating and plagiarism as defined in Chapters 2 and 5 of the Key to UB http://www.bridgeport.edu/pages/2623.asp or the appropriate graduate program handbook.
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