Unit: Medical Technology
Program: Medical Technology (BS)
Degree: Bachelor's
Date: Wed Sep 04, 2013 - 8:34:27 am

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. Discipline specific committees (e.g., hematology & hemostasis, urinalysis & body fluids, microbiology, chemistry, blood bank, immunology, professional traits) have 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 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 defined 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 2013:

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, 2012 and September 30, 2013? (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, 2012 to September 30, 2013: State the assessment question(s) and/or assessment goals. Include the SLOs that were targeted, if applicable.

Submission of NAACLS accreditation self study: includes facility, resources, student issues, assessement.

NAACLS site visit in September 2012.

Approved continued accreditation in March 2013 for 7 years.

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.

Content: Essential contents in medical technology and related fields are included.

Depth: Classes are taught and students evaluated at appropriate levels.

Assessment tool: Exams cover knowledge, application and problem solving.

Terminal Evaluation: Documented.

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.

SLO: Documented SLO's for all essential contents in medical technology at the appropriate levels.

Student assessment: Documented.

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

Maintain periodic course updates.

Document for accreditation purposes.

SLO's and terminal competency statements available to students online.

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.