University of Southern California

Ostrow School of Dentistry

Courses of Instruction

The terms indicated are expected but are not guaranteed. For the courses offered during any given term, consult the Schedule of Classes.

Interdisciplinary — Practice Dynamics (INTP)

INTP 501 Behavioral Strategies in Dentistry (2) Improvement of time and stress management and effectiveness in working with others; establishment of goals in dentistry; effective presentation of ideas. For Advanced Standing Program for International Dentists.

INTP 502ab Human Relations in Dental Practice (2-2) Introduction to behavioral concepts related to pain, fear, sedation; interviewing, treatment planning; care of geriatric and handicapped patients; patient education; includes principles of clinical application.

INTP 503ab Evaluation of Scientific Information in Clinical Practice (0-1) Practical guidelines for critically appraising scientific information applicable to the clinical practice of dentistry. Seminars will complement lectures with examples.

INTP 650 Dental Research Participation (1-6) Assist in research in basic science, biomedical, or clinical dental areas. Experience in research strategy, design and methods using practical scientific problem solving.

INTP 651 Experience in Dental Teaching (1-6) Practical teaching experience in dental laboratory and clinic settings under faculty supervision. Includes instruction in effective methods.

INTP 652 Externship (1-6) Dental experience at an off-site location — not limited to clinical experience. Student participation must be approved by Associate Dean for Student and Academic Life.

INTP 690 Directed Dental Research (1-12) Dental clinical and/or basic science research under faculty guidance; proposal developed, research conducted, conclusion drawn, paper written. Units determined by extent of research. Graded CR/NC.