Journal of Dental Hygiene Science : eISSN 2233-7679

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Core Curriculum for Dental Hygiene Education in Japan

Education content Credit (n)
Basic subject Basis of scientific thinking 10
Human beings and their lives
Basic specialized subject Anatomy and function of the human body 4
Anatomy and function of the oral cavity 5
Pathopoiesis process of diseases and acceleration of recovery from them 6
Professions and social systems related to oral health 7
Specialized subject Outline of dental hygienist 2
Clinical dental sciences 8
Dental preventive treatment 8
Dental health guidance 7
Dental treatment assistance 9
Clinical practice 20
Elective required subject 7
Total 93
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