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Associate of Applied Science to MSU-Billings
Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene Transfer to MSU Billings
This agreement provides students who have completed the Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene degree the opportunity to complete a Bachelor of Applied Science with Thematic Concentration in Dental Hygiene degree at MSUB. Any GFCMSU student who has earned an Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene degree with coursework that adheres to the guidelines within this agreement is guaranteed that MSUB will accept designated major related credits and that all general education credits will apply to the Bachelor of Applied Science with Thematic Concentration in Dental Hygiene in a manner consistent with the treatment of native MSUB students.
Graduates are prepared to:
- Formulate comprehensive dental hygiene care plans that include accurate, consistent and complete documentation for assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation that are dental centered and based on current scientific evidence based treatment.
- Employ professional judgement and critical thinking to identify, asses, analyze and creatively address situations in a safe and ethical manner.
- Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills through verbal and written communication with all individuals and groups from various populations.
- Demonstrate leadership skills and provide service to the community through health promotion activities and oral health prevention education while respecting their values and beliefs.
- Apply the concepts of oral health prevention and promotion to improve overall wellness by understanding the link between oral and systemic health.
- Provide safe and competent dental hygiene services to all individuals who seek treatment regardless of age, physical status, or intellectual ability with an individualized approach that is humane, empathetic, and caring.
- Demonstrate appropriate cultural, legal, ethical, and professional values at all times while practicing within the standards established by the professions code of ethics and identify parameters of accountability.
- Determine when the collaboration with other healthcare professionals is required to ensure safe appropriate comprehensive dental hygiene care is provided.
- Develop goals based on continuous self assessment to ensure lifelong learning and professional growth.
- Exhibit effective customer service and practice building skills that are designed to promote the area and importance of preventive oral health.
Estimated Resident Program Cost*
|Tuition and Fees||$11,962|
Fall 2018 MUS Student Health Insurance Premiums will be changing. Please check the Health Insurance website and/or Student Central for confirmed premium rates. Students will be charged an additional fee of $21 per credit for online/hybrid courses.
Students will be required to purchase dental instruments, supplies, uniforms, and may also be required to provide transportation to clinical sites and lodging costs depending on the clinical sites selected.
Many students need preliminary math, science, and writing courses before enrolling in the program requirements. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement before planning out their full program schedules.
GFC MSU Additional Graduation Requirement
|COLS 103||Becoming a Successful Student +||1|
|BIOH 201||Human Anat Phys I/Lab (= 301) **, +||4|
|BIOH 211||Human Anat Phys II & Lab(=311) *, +||4|
|BIOM 250||Microbiology for Hlth Sci wLab *, +||4|
|M 121(or any math in the MUS Core) **, +||3-4|
|WRIT 101||College Writing I **, +||3|
|Select one of the following:|
|CHMY 121||Intro to General Chem w/Lab **, +||4|
|CHMY 141||College Chemistry I w/Lab **, +||4|
|CHMY 143||College Chemistry II w/Lab *, +||4|
All prerequisite courses and dental hygiene program application must be completed by June 10th prior to fall entry into the program. A grade of C (not a C-) or above must be achieved in all prerequisite and program courses to advance in the program and to graduate.
Program Course Requirements
|DENT 101||Intro to Dental Hyg/Preclinic +||2|
|DENT 102||Intro to DH/Preclinic Lab +||2|
|DENT 110||Theory of Infect Ctrl and Dis +||1|
|DENT 118||Oral Anatomy for Hygienists +||3|
|DENT 122||Radiology I/Lab +||2|
|HTH 140||Pharmacology for HC Providers +||2|
|DENT 125||Radiology II/Lab *, +||2|
|DENT 150||Clinical Dent Hyg Theory I *, +||2|
|DENT 151||Clinical Dent Hyg Practice I *, +||4|
|DENT 160||Periodontology I *, +||3|
|DENT 165||Oral Histology and Embryology *, +||2|
|DENT 240||Local Anes/Nitrous Ox Theo/Lab *, +||2|
|DENT 220||Dental Nutrition Health *, +||3|
|DENT 223||Clinical Dent Hyg Theory II *, +||2|
|DENT 251||Clinical Dent Hyg Practice II *, +||4|
|DENT 260||Periodontology II *, +||2|
|DENT 130||Dental Materials *, +||2|
|DENT 263||General/Oral Pathology *, +||3|
|DENT 237||Gerontology/Special Needs Pts *, +||2|
|DENT 250||Clinical Dent Hyg Theory III *, +||2|
|DENT 252||Clinical Dent Hyg Practice III *, +||5|
|Select one of the following:|
|COMX 111||Intro to Public Speaking +||3|
|COMX 115||Intro to Interpersonal Communc +||3|
|DENT 232||Comm Dental Hlth and Educ *, +||2|
|DENT 235||Prof Issues/Ethics in Dent Pra *, +||2|
|DENT 280||Clinical Dent Hyg Theory IV *, +||1|
|DENT 281||Clinical Dent Hyg Practice IV *, +||5|
|SOCI 101||Introduction to Sociology +||3|
|Select one of the following:|
|PSYX 100||Introduction to Psychology +||3|
|PSYX 230||Developmental Psychology +||3|
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS: 93-98
Indicates prerequisites needed.
Placement in course(s) is determined by placement assessment.
A grade of C or above is required for graduation.
Outline for Completion of Bachelor of Applied Science with with Thematic Concentration in Dental Hygiene from MSU Billings
Educational Foundations: Students will complete courses to meet the MUS General Education Requirements
Thematic Concentration*- Total of 30 credits: (A grade of "C-" or higher is mandatory in all courses in the thematic concentration)
I. Main Focus Area from one discipline: Dental Hygiene
Students may take the following courses or other Health Administration courses approved by their advisor.
|DENT||305||Introduction to Dental Hygiene Research||2|
|DENT||360||Educational Methods in Dental Hygiene||3|
|DENT||380||Contemporary Issues in Dental Hygiene||3|
|DENT||470||Leadership in Dental Hygiene||3|
|DENT||499A||Capstone Part A||2|
|DENT||499B||Capstone Part B||2|
II. Montana University System Core Courses - 33 Semester Hours
|HADM||325||Principles of Marketing for Health Care Organizations||3|
|HADM||335||Health Law and Ethics||3|
|HADM||440||Managerial Epidemiology and the Public's Health||3|
|HADM||492||SM: Health Systems||3|
*ALL Thematic Concentration courses MUST be approved by your faculty advisor, the Department Chair, and the Academic Dean of the College for the focus area of concentration.
Conditions of Transfer:
Section I: Admissions and Matriculation
- GFCMSU students maintaining continuous enrollment under this agreement will be afforded the same treatment and protection as native MSUB students who enrolled under a specific catalog.
- Criteria for acceptance into MSUB will be the same for transfer as for native students.
- GFCMSU, upon request of students, will provide verification of completed courses to MSUB through its Office of Admissions and Records. The transcripts of students transferring from GFCMSU will be evaluated by the Registrar's Office at MSUB.
- Transfer students from GFCMSU will have access to financial aid, scholarships, and student services on the same basis as native students.
- MSUB will apply the same academic progress and graduation standards to GFCMSU transfer students to GFCMSU transfer students as those applicable to native students at MSUB.
Section II:Transfer of Credit
- A maximum of 93-98 credits semester hours will be accepted by MSUB from GFCMSU to be applied to the Bachelor of Applied Science with Thematic Concentration in Dental Hygiene degree as outlined in this agreement.
Section III: Program Plan
- While a course-by-course equivalence was used in the development of this plan, this agreement presumes that the general education core requirements at GFCMSU meet general education requirements at MSUB. Students falling under this program articulation agreement will be responsible for successfully completing the additional prescribed requirements.