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Health Sciences Program Goals and Learning Outcomes

Health Sciences Major Program Goals:

  1. Apply critical and scientific inquiry to identify and evaluate valid and reliable knowledge in health discipline;
  2. Apply fundamental concepts of program or treatment planning, implementation and evaluation to address health issues;
  3. Apply principles of social justice and awareness to strive for health equity and equality;
  4. Demonstrate oral and written communication to inform health knowledge to the public;
  5. Provide service opportunities for community engagement at regional and/or global levels;
  6. Interpret and apply ethical principles and values in the practice of health;
  7. Demonstrate liberal art education and apply in health-related settings. 

Health Sciences Major Program Learning Outcomes:
Upon the completion of the Health Sciences major program, students will demonstrate:

  1. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, contextually appropriate for diverse audiences including medical professionals, researchers, educators, professional colleagues, patients, and clients;
  2. A strong depth and breadth of knowledge in health science disciplines, evident in classroom situations, laboratories, and field settings;
  3. How to formulate innovative and important research ideas, how to design various types of research studies, and how to conduct research in basic and applied settings;
  4. How to identify strengths and weaknesses of contemporary health science research, demonstrating a strong understanding of the scientific method, historical trends, statistics, and technological innovations in making such assessments;
  5. The capacity to deliver to diverse populations - independently and/or in collaboration with medical professionals - an array of health science services that include program planning, patient care, treatment plans, and public health initiatives;
  6. How inequities in the availability of health services and practices are created and sustained and how health professionals can remediate such inequalities;
  7. Through in-depth written and verbal reflections, how the experiential aspects of their education have prepared them for future collaboration with health science professionals or for post-graduate education.