Community Oral Health, 7.5 credits
Community Oral Health, 7,5 högskolepoäng
Course Syllabus for students Autumn 2019
Course Code:HCOK18
Confirmed by:Director of Education Oct 25, 2017
Valid From:Aug 27, 2018
Reg number:2017/4437 (313) Department of Natural Science and Biomedicine
Education Cycle:Basic level
Disciplinary domain:Medicine
Subject group:TO1
Specialised in:G1F
Main field of study:Oral Health Science

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)

On completion of the course the students will be able to:

Knowledge and understanding

  • describe how social conditions can affect the oral health of the population
  • define different health models
  • explain key concepts in health education
  • discuss and analyze the role of the dental hygienist in dental clinics and in the community.

Skills and abilities

  • identify factors influencing individuals to develop dental fear
  • develop a health education based on the individual’s different needs
  • identify factors in a dental clinic that affect the economy of the individual and the society.

Judgement and approach

  • evaluate the importance of collaboration between different professions to increase the individual's ability to achieve good oral health.


- global and national goals for dentistry
- health models
- health education
- dental fear
- vulnerable groups in dentistry
- health economics

Type of instruction

The course is conducted in the form of seminars and lectures.

The teaching is conducted in English.


General entry requirements and completed courses of 45 credits in the main subject of Oral Health Science (or the equivalent).

Examination and grades

The course is graded A, B, C, D, E, FX or F.

The examination will be based on regular discussion seminars with individual oral presentation and an individual paper that also will be presented orally.

University lecturer serves as the course examiner.

Registration of examination:
Name of the TestValueGrading
Examination7.5 creditsA/B/C/D/E/FX/F

Other information

Attendance regulations

Compulsory attendance at seminars.

Course literature

Daly, B. (red.) (2013). Essential dental public health. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Nathe, C.N. (2011). Dental public health & research: contemporary practice for the dental hygienist. (3. ed.) Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson.

Poulter, J. & Seymour, R.A. (Red.). (2003). Oral health: a multidisciplinary approach. London: Royal Society of Medicine Press.

Additional scientific articles.

The most recent editions of the course literature should be used.

Content updated 2018-03-23

Content updated 2015-06-24
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