Unit: Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology, & Pharmacology
Program: Biomedical Sciences: Tropical Medicine (MS)
Degree: Master's
Date: Tue Oct 09, 2012 - 2:44:12 pm

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

MS in Biomedical Sciences (Tropical Medicine)

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge base in the various disciplines of Tropical Medicine.

  2. Demonstrate a mastery of technical and experimental research methodologies.

  3. Demonstrate the ability to plan, execute, interpret, and evaluate experimental studies.

  4. Demonstrate skills required for instruction, assessment and mentoring of undergraduate and MS students.

  5. Demonstrate proficiency in written and verbal communication skills in various teaching formats and in professional presentations.

  6. Demonstrate sufficient mastery and scientific maturity to assess the work of peers in related fields.

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

Department Website URL:
Student Handbook. URL, if available online: http://blog.hawaii.edu/tropicalmedicine/masters-degree/blog.hawaii.edu/tropicalmedicine/files/2012/01/TRMD-Grad-Handbook-2012.pdf
Information Sheet, Flyer, or Brochure URL, if available online:
UHM Catalog. Page Number:
Course Syllabi. URL, if available online:

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.


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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

The program did not engage in assessment activities other than reviewing the eCAFE course evaluations for ongoing courses.  Instead, efforts were made to increase student recruitment into the Tropical Medicine graduate program and to identify alternative mechanisms for funding new and continuing students enrolled in our MS and PhD programs.