This course will introduce students/residents to social and health care systems and determinants of health and the impact on the oral health of the individual and population. Students/ residents will demonstrate the ability to access and describe the use of population-based health data for health promotion, patient care and quality improvement.
Topics that will be covered include:
Describe social and health care systems locally and nationally and determinants of health and their impact on the oral health of the individual and population.
Describe the oral health status and needs of the US population, including the undeserved, and minority groups.
On successful completion of this course, residents will be prepared to: