Unit: Medical Technology
Program: Medical Technology (BS)
Degree: Bachelor's
Date: Wed Oct 03, 2012 - 4:45:51 pm

1) Below are your program's 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.

The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science defines the required curricular components to fulfill the accreditation requirements. UH Manoa Medical Technology program is accredited by NAACLS.

Entry-level competency and body of knowledge are also outlined by the national professional society, American Society for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

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) Select one option:

Curriculum Map File(s) from 2012:

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) Did your program engage in any program assessment activities between June 1, 2011 and September 30, 2012? (e.g., establishing/revising outcomes, aligning the curriculum to outcomes, collecting evidence, interpreting evidence, using results, revising the assessment plan, creating surveys or tests, etc.)

No (skip to question 14)

6) For the period June 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012: State the assessment question(s) and/or assessment goals. Include the SLOs that were targeted, if applicable.

The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) accredits UH Manoa Medical Technology program. In 2012, the program prepared a self study report and was visited by the accreditation site visit team. Both reported that the program complies with the established standards that include curriclulum and assessment methods. NAACLS Board of Directors will convene in 2013 spring to make the final determination of the program's continued accreditation.

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

Breadth of curriculum that fulfills the professional requirement: disciplines such as hematology/hemostasis, clinical chemistry, clinical  microbiology, immunohematology, serology/immunology, phlebotomy, microscopy.

Depth of curriculum that fulfills the professional requirement: career entry level assessment in all disciplines at the end of clinical training MEDT 591.

Graduation rate, employment rate, national certification exam pass rate: all nearly 100%.

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

Data summarized by one person. Reviewed by Admissions Committee and Curriculum Committee. Copy submitted to NAACLS, JABSOM administration.

9) 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)

10) 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)

11) For the assessment question(s) and/or assessment goal(s) stated in Question #6:
Summarize the actual results.

NAACLS accreditation: compliance per self study report and site visit.

Graduation, employment, and national certification exam pass rates: all nearly 100%.

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

Continue to use the same standards to assess program effectiveness. Aim to maintain the high marks.

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

Stronger cooperation and collaboration with KCC Med Lab Technician program in curriculum update, student recruitment, advising.

14) If the program did not engage in assessment activities, please explain.
Or, if the program did engage in assessment activities, please add any other important information here.