This course introduces the fundamental legal and ethical principles and codes of professional conduct expected of self-regulating dental hygiene professionals. It also introduces students to the dental hygiene scope of practice, national practice standards, governance structure and contemporary roles of professional dental hygiene practice. Students will also develop the habits of mind essential to evidence-based practice, continuing competence and lifelong learning.
Course code: DHYG 1105
Length: 45 hours
CorequisitesBIOL 1120, CHEM 1121, PSYC 1100, and ENGL 1100 or equivalent
* Fees are approximate and subject to change. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.