ERIC Number: ED314557
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Dental Assisting. COM-LINK. Competency Based Vocational Curricula with Basic Skills and Academic Linkages.
This competency-based module uses the Ocean County (New Jersey) Vocational-Technical Schools curriculum-infused model for infusing basic skills instruction into vocational education. The model demonstrates the relationship of vocational skills to communication, mathematics, and science. The document begins with a philosophy statement; preface; a table that explains the number of hours required for academic credit in various programs and the number of those hours that are devoted to basic skills and vocational activities; matrices that show in which courses specific basic skills are taught; a list of objectives; and an explanation of student activities. The rest of the document consists of matrices that describe the relationship of vocational skills to basic skills within the dental assisting program. These pages are organized by instructional unit and the topics within them. For each topic and associated task(s) are listed the theories and the communication, math, and science skills covered. Also listed are the expected student outcomes. The 20 units include: orientation; dental sciences; asepsis; prevention; preventive dentistry; recordkeeping; chairside procedures; four-handed dentistry; anesthesia; operative; radiological studies; cements and bases; dental materials; dental specialties; vital signs; inventory and supply ordering control; the special patient; and pharmacology. (KC)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Allied Health Occupations Education, Basic Skills, Communication Skills, Competency Based Education, Dental Assistants, Dental Evaluation, Dentistry, Integrated Curriculum, Mathematics Skills, Occupational Information, Pharmacology, Radiology, Science Instruction, Secondary Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Ocean County Vocational Technical School, Toms River, NJ.
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