Health Science

Program learning outcomes: What Will I Learn?

  1. Identify and evaluates evidence to guide decision making.
  2. Use a systematic approach and higher order thinking in responding to health care issues and societal needs.
  3. Integrate knowledge of culture and an appreciation for diversity in planning and evaluating health care.
  4. Implement evolving technologies in the planning implementation, and evaluation of health care.
  5. Incorporate multiple strategies of communication to establish collaborative relationships with clients, members of the multidisciplinary team and other stakeholders.
  6. Analyze legal, ethical and policy issues within health care delivery systems.
  7. Implement specialized knowledge and skills in the management and delivery of health care services.
  8. Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning in pursuit of excellence in the practice of a health care profession.

Evidence of Student Learning - Internal: How will the program measure what I have learned?

Program Outcome 1:

  • In HSC 365, Research for Evidence Based Practice, students are required to complete a 25 question, comprehensive final exam. Students apply concepts and knowledge learned throughout the course for evaluating evidence. 39% of students - needs improvement
  • 5.22 (out of a 6.0 Likert Scale) - Exit Survey graduate responses related to PO1- Highly Achieved

Program Outcome 2:

  • In the course HSC 320, Health Care Issues in Culturally Diverse Populations, students are required to analyze a religious group and its approach to health care. The analysis will include a demographic description of the religious group, the group's beliefs related to health issues, ritual associated with health or illness practiced, and potential conflicts that exist as a result of differences between the religious beliefs of the group and values of the dominant culture. 96% of students - highly achieved
  • In HSC 464, Health Science Capstone, students prepare a presentation on their individual case analysis paper. The presentation includes: targeted audience, evidence of a clear strategy for resolving the problem and the analysis of evidence that provides a rationale and supports the strategy. Students must apply at least one of the case analysis tools learned throughout the course. 91% of students - highly achieved
  • 5.34 (out of a 6.0 Likert Scale) - Exit Survey graduate responses related to PO2- Highly Achieved

Program Outcome 3:

  • In the course HSC 320, Health Care Issues in Culturally Diverse Populations, students are required to write a paper identifying a cultural group to include demographics, beliefs, rituals, health care practices and health issues. Students will research for health care services currently meeting the needs of their chosen group. Students will create an ideal system exemplifying culturally competent health care for the cultural group selected.  92% of students - highly achieved
  • 5.60 (out of a 6.0 Likert Scale) - Exit Survey graduate responses related to PO3- Highly Achieved

Program Outcome 4:

  • In the course HSC 445, Introduction to Health Care Informatics, student are required to write a paper identifying an issue related to the electronic health record to include scope, boundaries, background, outcomes, and stakeholders. Students will offer a course of action that addresses the concerns of the stakeholders as they relate to the issue. Students will describe the implementation of the course of action and define a strategy for evaluation of the course of action. 85% of students - highly achieved
  • 5.22 (out of a 6.0 Likert Scale) - Exit Survey graduate responses related to PO4- Highly Achieved

Program Outcome 5:

  • In the course HSC 310, Writing and Communication in the Health Science Professions, students choose to write a detailed memo, a development plan or a report. Each option requires students to submit a draft of their assignment to the online tutoring service, SmartThinking. The students are then required to incorporate the feedback received from SmartThinking into their final submitted project. 74% of students – meets standard
  • 5.44 (out of a 6.0 Likert Scale) - Exit Survey graduate responses related to PO5- Highly Achieved

Program Outcome 6:

  • In HSC 431, Introduction to the Healthcare Delivery System, students are required to analyze the Oregon Health Plan. In the analysis, students will compare advantages and disadvantages of the plan, identify challenges to garnering nationwide acceptance, address ethical implications and describe other approaches and policies that could be used and/or created to effectively control the cost of care incurred by the government. 79% of students – meets standard
  • In the HSC 464 capstone course, students conduct an independent case analysis. Students provide a brief summary of case; identification of the problems; an analysis of the case using 2 of 5 tools presented earlier in course; an analysis of legal, ethical and/or policy issues; a detailed strategy for resolving the problems; and an analysis of the evidence used to guide the students decision-making. 93% of students - highly achieved
  • 5.50 (out of a 6.0 Likert Scale) - Exit Survey graduate responses related to PO6- Highly Achieved

Outcome 7

  • In the capstone course HSC 464, students are required to create a case analysis using subject matter that pertains to their respective area of emphasis. These areas include: gerontology, management, health education, end of life care.  65% of students – needs improvement
  • 5.12 (out of a 6.0 Likert Scale) - Exit Survey graduate responses related to PO7- Highly Achieved

Program Outcome 8:

  • In the capstone course HSC 464, students are required to complete a personal life long learning plan which is to include identification of personal strengths and weaknesses, professional goals, and future direction(s). 98% of students - highly achieved
  • 5.67 (out of a 6.0 Likert Scale) - Exit Survey graduate responses related to PO8- Highly Achieved

Scale:
Highly achieved: 85% of student receive a grade of B or better.
Meets Standard: 70% of students will receive a grade of B or better.
Needs Improvement: 60% of students will receive a grade of B or better.

*Data supporting program outcomes was updated 7/1/2013.

 

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