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Student Learning Outcomes

The Health Science Medical Science Specialization is a 4-year program resulting in a bachelor degree in Health Science. Students completing the Medical Science specialization will:

  1. Develop a basic scientific foundation for learning to organize, integrate, interpret, and present clinical data.
  2. Demonstrate critical reasoning skills in the patient care process by conducting a client assessment, identifying functional problems, and developing an appropriate intervention plan.
  3. Interact and communicate professionally and courteously with clients while demonstrating the necessary clinical competencies required within their respective health care discipline.
  4. Develop critical thinking and evaluation skills.
  5. Develop a basic scientific approach to understanding normal human health and development.
  6. Develop effective communication and teamwork skills.
  7. Promote cross-cultural and socioeconomic sensitivity and emphasize the fundamental importance of ethical behavior in basic scientific and medical practice including an appreciation of diversity and social justice.
  8. Develop knowledge of basic scientific concepts to facilitate understanding of the medical sciences.
  9. Develop introductory knowledge of the medical professions.
  10. Develop a basic scientific foundation as a precursor to learning to perform a complete human physical examination in graduate healthcare education programs.


Completion of the Medical Science specialization is expected to yield the following student learning outcomes:

  1. Recognize the pathology of human disease by system and specialty.

  2.  Demonstrate attainment of scientific knowledge that will act as a foundation for learning to perform a complete human physical examination, once accepted into graduate medical education programs.

  3. Demonstrate pharmacologic and therapeutic skills appropriate to introductory level medical science studies.

  4. Display a working knowledge of major anatomical regions and structures of the human body.

  5. With regard to human physiology and pathophysiology, explain interrelationships of function and dysfunction at the molecular, cellular, tissue, organ, and systemic levels.

  6. Recognize the role of genetic factors in health and disease.

  7. Analyze the socio-behavioral aspects of medical practice.

  8. Examine ethical concepts as they relate to practical decision-making and problem-solving in medical practice.

  9. Demonstrate “beginning professional” behaviors reflecting respect for diversity, cultural sensitivity, civility, collaboration, etc.