Post-Doctoral Dental Public Health (PH)

  • SDM PH 763: Bioethics and Law
    Introduces models of applied ethics used within the field of dentistry. With lectures, case studies, and class discussion, students engage in identification and analysis of ethical dilemmas. Topics include professional responsibility and ethical principles, the doctor-patient relationship, the dentist and the community, and ethical conduct in science. 1st sem.
  • SDM PH 780: Geriatrics and Gerontology Seminar
    An in-depth analysis of current issues in our aging population, including demographic profiles, long-term care, financial considerations, and case discussions. Articles from current literature will complement the information discussed in the seminar. 2nd Sem, 1 cr.
  • SDM PH 800: Introduction to Biostatistics/Epidemiology
    Introductory course in biostatistics and epidemiology.
  • SDM PH 803: Biostatistics
    Designed for master's and doctoral students. Introduces the concepts and techniques of biostatistics used in dental research and referred to in dental literature. Emphasizes the fundamentals of statistical logic and presents the basic principles of experimental design, statistical inference, and probability. Examples from current basic sciences research, survey research, and clinical trials augment the presentation of statistical theory. 1st and 2nd sem.
  • SDM PH 804: Advanced Topics in Statistical Analysis Using Computers
    Prerequisite: SDM PH 803. In-depth coverage of concepts taught in Biostatistics (PH 803). Includes a more detailed discussion of estimation techniques, central limit theorem, analysis of variance, regression and correlation, and analysis of covariance. Multivariate techniques are covered in conjunction with Epi-info and SAS facilities at the Boston University Office of Information Technology. 1st and 2nd sem.
  • SDM PH 806: Environmental Health
    Familiarizes students with issues in environmental health. Topics include environmental health hazards such as air, water, and food quality, human settlement, and industrial activities, including diseases associated with these issues, and assessing, controlling, and preventing these hazards. 1st sem
  • SDM PH 808: Health Care Management and Finance
    Topics include accounting principles, budgetary processes, accounting documentation, and cash flow analysis, with an emphasis on dental care delivery using computer simulation. 1st sem.
  • SDM PH 810: Introduction to Dental Public Health
    This course presents an overview of dental public health. Through lectures, class discussions, and projects, students will learn to apply the principles of dental public health, dental epidemiology, community-based oral health promotion, disease prevention strategies, and outcome assessment. 1st sem.
  • SDM PH 812: Oral Epidemiology
    This course will provide the student with 1) the principles of epidemiology, relating these principles to the diseases of the oral cavity and 2) demonstrate the designs for clinical and community-based studies. Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to understand the strengths and limitations in the design of such studies. 1st sem.
  • SDM PH 821: Dental Public Health Literature Review
    This course will provide the students with the tools to critically evaluate the literature. Students will become familiar with the classical dental literature. 1st and 2nd sem.
  • SDM PH 822: Dental Public Health Literature Review
    This course will provide the students with the tools to critically evaluate the literature. Students will become familiar with the classical dental literature. 1st and 2nd sem.
  • SDM PH 823: Dental Public Health Literature Review
    This course will provide the students with the tools to critically evaluate the literature. Students will become familiar with the classical dental literature. 1st and 2nd sem.
  • SDM PH 872: Current Issues in Dental Public Health
    This course provides the student with an overview of current concepts and programs in dental public health and their relationship to the four major dental public health competency areas: health policy and administration, health promotion and disease prevention, delivery systems, and research. The course will familiarize students with various approaches to meeting the oral health needs of high risk populations on the local, national, and international levels.
  • SDM PH 888: Seminars in Dental Public Health
    This course gives the student the opportunity to interact with invited speakers who are leaders in the field of Dental Public Health, Dentistry or affiliated disciplines. The amount of credit awarded will vary depending on the duration of study. 1st and 2nd sem.
  • SDM PH 889: Seminars in Dental Public Health
    This course gives the student the opportunity to interact with invited speakers who are leaders in the field of Dental Public Health, Dentistry or affiliated disciplines. The amount of credit awarded will vary depending on the duration of study. 1st and 2nd sem.
  • SDM PH 890: Seminars in Dental Public Health
    This course gives the student the opportunity to interact with invited speakers who are leaders in the field of Dental Public Health, Dentistry or affiliated disciplines. The amount of credit awarded will vary depending on the duration of study. 1st and 2nd sem.
  • SDM PH 892: Dental Public Health Grand Rounds
    This course is intended to provide a formal review of current topics of interest to the dental public health field. Specifically, this course provides a seminar format to update information on the current hot topics in dental public health, with an emphasis on preparation for the DPH Board examinations. In this course, graduate student and faculty participants will review recent topics covered in the published public health literature. The bi-monthly meeting will consist of a critical discussion of dental public health emerging topics, encompassing policy, health care reform, workforce issues, and updates/review of Oral Epidemiology. Year 1, 1st and 2nd sem.
  • SDM PH 893: Dental Public Health Grand Rounds
    This course is intended to provide a formal review of current topics of interest to the dental public health field. Specifically, this course provides a seminar format to update information on the current hot topics in dental public health, with an emphasis on preparation for the DPH Board examinations. In this course, graduate student and faculty participants will review recent topics covered in the published public health literature. The bi-monthly meeting will consist of a critical discussion of dental public health emerging topics, encompassing policy, health care reform, workforce issues, and updates/review of Oral Epidemiology. Year 2, 1st and 2nd sem.
  • SDM PH 894: Dental Public Health Grand Rounds
    This course is intended to provide a formal review of current topics of interest to the dental public health field. Specifically, this course provides a seminar format to update information on the current hot topics in dental public health, with an emphasis on preparation for the DPH Board examinations. In this course, graduate student and faculty participants will review recent topics covered in the published public health literature. The bi-monthly meeting will consist of a critical discussion of dental public health emerging topics, encompassing policy, health care reform, workforce issues, and updates/review of Oral Epidemiology. Year 3, 1st and 2nd sem.
  • SDM PH 900: Directed Study in Dental Public Health
    Directed study in Dental Public Health. Variable Credits.