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SECTION 4: Program and Graduation Requirements - 4.2 Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene, Degree Completion Program 4.2 Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene, Degree Completion Program

Accredited dental hygiene programs in Canada and the U.S. have been traditionally offered as either stand-alone two year programs with direct entry from high school, or as two-year programs requiring a pre-professional year of studies prior to admission into the professional program. In order to provide access to a broad range of potential degree completion students, two options have been developed.

Option A.This option is for those graduates of accredited 3 year dental hygiene programs, or equivalent, or those who have completed a proscribed pre-professional year prior to entry into their dental hygiene program.

Dental hygienists from the University of Manitoba who graduated between 1993 and 2007 must complete 21 credit hours

Dental hygienists from the University of Manitoba who graduated after 2007 must complete 19 credit hours

Graduates of other (non-University of Manitoba) dental hygiene programs who completed a pre-professional year prior to entry into their dental hygiene program, may be granted up to 15 credit hours from the pre-professional year and 75 credit hours from the 2-year dental hygiene program towards their degree. These graduates will be required to complete 30 hours of University of Manitoba credits in order to complete the degree and satisfy the residency requirement.

Option B.Dental hygienists who are graduates of accredited two year programs without the pre-professional year, must complete the 21 credit hours as described below plus 24 credit hours of free-choice electives. This requirement applies to graduates from the University of Manitoba (prior to 1993) as well as other accredited two-year dental hygiene programs in North America with no pre-professional year. As in Option A, the residency requirement of 30 credit hours for those non-University of Manitoba graduates will be upheld.

University of Manitoba Graduates

Students with diplomas in dental hygiene from the University of Manitoba will complete 19 credit hours if they graduated after 2007 and 21 credit hours if they graduated between 1993 and 2007. Dental hygienists who graduated from the University before 1993 will complete 24 credit hours of electives in addition to 21 dental hygiene baccalaureate credit hours (total 45).

 Year of Graduation (U of M)

 Pre-Professional Year

 Total Dental Hygiene Program Credit Hours Granted

 Option

Credit Hours for BScDH Completion

Total BScDH Credit Hours

After 2007

Yes

1 + 2 years or 3 years

(30 + 71 = 101 Credit Hours)

Option A

1 year

(19 Credit Hours)

120 credits hours

Between 1993 and 2007

Yes

1 + 2 Years

(30 + 69 = 99 Credit Hours)

Option A

1 year

(21 credit hours)

120 credit hours

Before 1993

No

2 Years

75 Credit Hours

Option B

2 years

(45 credit hours)

120 credit hours

 

Graduates of Other Accredited North American Dental
Hygiene Programs

* Residency Requirement

Pre - Professional Year

 Total Dental Hygiene Program Credit Hours Granted

 Option

Credit Hours for BScDH Completion

TotalBScDH Credit Hours

Yes

Pre-Prof. Year
(accept 15 credit hours)

+ 2 years DH

(75 Credit Hours) = 90 Cr. Hrs.

Option A

1 year

*(30 credit hours)

 

120 credits hours

No

2 Years

75 Credit Hours

Option B

2 years

*(45 credit hours)

120 credit hours

 

Degree Completion Curriculum

Dental Hygiene Core (Minimum 12)

Mandatory Courses (2)

HYGN 2380     Pain Management (2)

Elective Courses

HYGN 4410     Dental Hygiene Practice Management and Leadership (3)

HYGN 4460     Community Health Independent Study (3)

HYGN 4470     Community Health Independent Study 2 (3)

HYGN 4490     Current Issues in Dental Hygiene (3)

HYGN 4520     Advanced Independent Study (3)

HYGN 4530     Teaching Practicum (3)

HYGN 4540     Advanced Teaching Practicum (3)

HYGN 4550     Advanced Independent Study II (3)

Potential Electives - Not part of the Core Program
(up to 21 Cr. Hrs)

HYGN 4500     Advanced Oral Pathology (UBC) (3)

HYGN 4510     Microbiology & Immunology (3)

HYGN 4472     Assessment & Treatment Planning for Advanced
               Periodontal Disease (3)

Courses approved as Potential Electives outside of the School of Dental Hygiene

NURS 1260  Human Growth & Development (3)

PHIL 1290  Critical Thinking (3)

SOC 2490 Sociology of health & Illness (3)

SOC 3540 Sociology of Health Care Systems (3)

HNSC 1210  Nutrition for Health & Changing Lifestyles (3)

PHIL 2740 Ethics & Biomedicine (3)

 

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