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The O’Hehir University Bachelor of Science Degree Completion Program in Oral Health Promotion encompasses both traditional approaches to prevention and innovative new science-based concepts leading to the end of dental disease.  This degree is designed for clinicians.  Those seeing positions in teaching or research should seek a bachelor's degree focusing specifically on education or research.

 

 

ACCREDITATION

The OHU BS degree completion program is not an accredited program, by choice. To read more about accreditation and why OHU choose to not pursue accreditation, please read more about accreditation here. 

 

ELIGIBILITY

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Oral Health Promotion is a degree completion program open to licensed or registered dental hygienists. By virtue of licensure/registration, RDHs have completed the necessary coursework for a BS Degree. In many cases, RDHs have the equivalent of 150 contact credit hours, more than enough credits for a Bachelor's Degree.

 

CLASS TIMES AND REGISTRATION

Registration for the next Wednesday & Sunday class is now open. 

The Sunday class will run on Sunday mornings US/Canada time and Sunday afternoons European time.

The Wednesday class will run on Wednesday evenings US/Canada time.

 

LENGTH OF PROGRAM

All classes start when full (5 students) meeting in video conferencing weekly at the above times and run for six months. Each graduating class or cohort of about five students works together over a six-month period to fulfill the requirements of graduation.

 

BS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Active participation in online video conferencing

Submission of a completed portfolio

Peer assessment of Action Research reports

 

TEXTBOOKS

Required textbooks

 

      

 

Optional Textbooks

 

 Student Recommended Books

    

 

TUITION

Tuition for the BS Degree Completion Program is $3,999.00. There is a $50 application fee. A 6-month payment plan is available including a finance charge.

O’HEHIR UNIVERSITY POST GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN MENTORING

 

OHU offers a six month Mentorship Certificate Program for graduates to work with an OHU degree completion class.  Each mentor works with a faculty member and one class, participating in each class session and taking at least one class session alone.  Mentors have their own Wiki and share experiences, readings and insights.  Completion of the Mentorship Certificate Program requires a reflective paper based on the experience. 

 

ELIGIBILITY

A BS/BSc in Oral Health Promotion from O'Hehir University

 

LENGTH OF PROGRAM

The Post Graduate Certificate in Mentoring is a six month program.

 

GOALS OF CERTIFICATE IN MENTORING

To develop dental hygienists and therapists who are able to critically assess their own practice as a mentor, discuss the associated theories of mentoring and demonstrate the application of acquired skill and experience, linked to their own and their students individual working environments.

 

FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT

Mentoring students take part in each class meeting with a tutor and BS/BSc students. They participate, assist the tutor and provide guidance as required to students. The tutor sets short reflective assignments between each meeting involving:

 

  • Defining mentoring
  • Learning Styles
  • Mentoring Models
  • Communication & learning
  • Attributes and skills of a mentor
  • Ethics of mentoring

 

Towards the end of the 6 months, the mentor utilizes their experience of action research to assist the students with their final projects.

Summative Assessment Required outcomes for the post graduate certificate in mentoring O'Hehir University: 1. The student has demonstrated leadership, mentoring and communication skills to a cohort of students over a 6 month period whilst guiding and facilitating them through a project based assignment at BS level under the guidance of a tutor. 2. Feedback received from students and tutor and evidence of action taken provided. 3. 2500 - 3000 +- 10% word evidenced reflective account provided during 6 month period.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply for the Mentorship Certificate Program, please submit a 250 word letter of intent stating why you are interested in participating in the program and what you hope to achieve. Also include whether Sunday or Wednesdays work best for you.  Please email your letter of intent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.