Interdisciplinary Studies (IDSC)

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Course Fees

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IDSC 860. Interdisciplinary Service Learning3 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): One year of either dental or dental hygiene school completed.T

Description: he course is designed to equip dental and dental hygiene students with the necessary skills to do field investigative work, conceive, develop, and execute an international healthcare outreach project.

Course Attribute(s): CBL - This course includes Community-Based Learning (CBL). Students will engage in a community experience or project with an external partner in order to enhance understanding and application of academic content.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

IDSC 861. International Dental Exchange Scholarship Program2 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Limited to D3 and D4 students.U

Description: LSD has an annual two week exchange of dental students with Jagiellonian University in Krakow Poland for clinical observation and cultural enhancement.

Course Attribute(s): CBL - This course includes Community-Based Learning (CBL). Students will engage in a community experience or project with an external partner in order to enhance understanding and application of academic content.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

IDSC 865. IDSC Clinical Studies10 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: IDSC Clinical Studies.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

IDSC 871. Faculty Advanced Standing0 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: This course supports the Faculty Advanced Standing Program; in this program,selected full-time faculty of the School of Dentistry have either completed an accredited advanced education program at a US dental school or who have completed five years teaching at ULSD with or without an advanced education program, and have received their dental degree from an institution outside the U.S. or Canada, can make progress toward the receipt of a DMD degree from the University of Louisville. Candidates' progress is assessed each year by program directors, course directors or department chairs, as appropriate. Typically speaking, the DMD degree will only be awarded at the end of five complete years of full time teaching at the School of Dentistry.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

IDSC 873. Dental Fellow Visiting Scholar0 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: This course supports non-degree seeking Fellowships or Visiting Scholar positions in various areas of dentistry. These fellowships may take the form of post-residency training, or may be individuals participating in short or long term projects for a period of time past their dental school training. Individuals may participate in selected teaching, clinical, observational or research activities. Selection is made by individual department heads or program directors on a case-by case basis.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

IDSC 874. International Community Dental Service Project2 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Description: Students engage in a week long international community based dental clinic providing dental treatment to an underserved village in a foreign land, such as Ecuador. Students self-pay all expenses.

Course Attribute(s): CBL - This course includes Community-Based Learning (CBL). Students will engage in a community experience or project with an external partner in order to enhance understanding and application of academic content.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes