Unit: Medical Technology
Program: Medical Technology (BS)
Degree: Bachelor's
Date: Wed Aug 17, 2011 - 2:15:07 pm

1) Below are your program student learning outcomes (SLOs). Please update as needed.

Each MEDT course has a set of learning outcomes listed in the syllabus. Each discipline committee has developed terminal competency objectives that are used to assess student progress while in the curriculum, and entry-level skills at the end of Clinical Training (MEDT 591). The disciplines are: Hematology/Hemostasis, Urinalysis, Body Fluid Analysis, Clinical Microbiology, Clinical Chemistry, Immunohematology, Professional Traits.

Entry-level competency and body of knowledge are also outlined by the national professional society, American Society for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science defines the required curricular components to fulfill the accreditation requirements

General Programmatic SLOs:

1. Meet the MLS entry-level competency skills for each discipline as specified by the Curriculum subcommittees. Skills include pre-analytical (e.g., specimen procurement, preparation, equipment calibration), analytical (e.g., analysis, instrument operation, quality control), and post-analytical (e.g., reporting, follow up).

2. Demonstrate MLS entry-level knowledge of each discipline as specified by the Curriculum subcommittees. Knowledge include principles of analyses, sources of errors, correlations, interpretations, managing unexpected outcomes, communications.

3. Demonstrate MLS entry-level professionalism as specified by the Curriculum subcommittees. Professional traits include reliability, flexibility, integrity, ethics, initiative, and interpersonal relations.

2) Your program's SLOs are published as follows. Please update as needed.

Department Website URL: http://www.hawaii.edu/medtech/Medtech.html
Student Handbook. URL, if available online: NA
Information Sheet, Flyer, or Brochure URL, if available online: NA
UHM Catalog. Page Number: 261
Course Syllabi. URL, if available online: NA

3) Below is the link(s) to your program's curriculum map(s). If we do not have your curriculum map, please upload it as a PDF.

Curriculum Map File(s) from 2011:

4) For your program, the percentage of courses that have course SLOs explicitly stated on the syllabus, a website, or other publicly available document is as follows. Please update as needed.


5) For the period June 1, 2010 to September 30, 2011: State the assessment question(s) and/or assessment goals. Include the SLOs that were targeted, if applicable.

Q1 - Q5 about MEDT 591 clinical training. Q6 - Q12 about UHM Medical Technology program in general.

6. Were general student learning outcomes of the program accessible and clear?

7. Comments about ehe general student learning outcomes.

8. Was the overall curriculum able to provide you with the necessary activities for you to meet the general learning outcone?

9. Comments about the curriculum in general.

10. Positive aspects about the curriculum.

11. Areas of program improvement and suggestions.

12. Employment situation as MLS at this time.

6) State the type(s) of evidence gathered to answer the assessment question and/or meet the assessment goals that were given in Question #5.

Graduate survey conducted by email.

7) State how many persons submitted evidence that was evaluated. If applicable, please include the sampling technique used.


8) Who interpreted or analyzed the evidence that was collected? (Check all that apply.)

Course instructor(s)
Faculty committee
Ad hoc faculty group
Department chairperson
Persons or organization outside the university
Faculty advisor
Advisors (in student support services)
Students (graduate or undergraduate)

9) How did they evaluate, analyze, or interpret the evidence? (Check all that apply.)

Used a rubric or scoring guide
Scored exams/tests/quizzes
Used professional judgment (no rubric or scoring guide used)
Compiled survey results
Used qualitative methods on interview, focus group, open-ended response data
External organization/person analyzed data (e.g., external organization administered and scored the nursing licensing exam)

10) For the assessment question(s) and/or assessment goal(s) stated in Question #5:
Summarize the actual results.

6. Yes = 3; No = 0

7. None = 1; A lot to do = 1

8. Yes = 2

9. "Very thorough and challenging. Felt what was necessary was provided." "I thin more we should have a little more time in micro. I think we need to learn a little more on mycology and virology. Everything else seemed to be adequately covered."

10. "Hands on experience was beneficial." "All teachers are very interested in producing well trained med techs. The learning environment was very helpful." "It prepares me more for the board exam and helps me focus on areas I need to work on."

11. None = 1; See #9 = 1

12. Already secured = 1; Still seeking =2

11) State how the program used the results or plans to use the results. Please be specific.

On going curriculum review and update. Department has adopted a new curriculum structure in 2010. Program is being examined constantly. The Department is undertaking a strategic planning.

12) Beyond the results, were there additional conclusions or discoveries?
This can include insights about assessment procedures, teaching and learning, program aspects and so on.


13) Other important information.
Please note: If the program did not engage in assessment, please explain. If the program created an assessment plan for next year, please give an overview.

Department is preparing self study report for continued accreditation by NAACLS. Report due June 2012; site visit fall 2010.