The Department of Health Sciences faculty team has established eight outcomes expected of all graduates of the health sciences program. Upon completion of the Health Sciences Major, the graduate will demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and attitudes:

Communication

Communicate meaningfully with members of the health care community using appropriate oral, written and non-verbal skills.

  • Listen, speak, and write effectively.
  • Use information technology to efficiently search for, critically evaluate, interpret and communicate scientific information.
  • Use graphics, electronic media, computers and quantified data to enhance communication of ideas, findings, etc.

Professionalism

Demonstrate professional behaviors when interacting with members of the health care community to serve others appropriately and enhance patient care/services and/or organizational management.

  • Be familiar with standards, ethics and expectations of professional health communities.
  • Commit to ethical conduct.
  • Recognize the moral dimensions of decisions and accept responsibility for the consequences of actions.
  • Develop skills needed for self-directed and life-long learning.

Teamwork

Work within a team to plan and/or achieve a shared goal.

  • Describe the importance of teamwork in relationship to the different roles and contributions of the multidisciplinary healthcare team.
  • Know how to accomplish goals in committees, task forces, team projects and other group efforts.
  • Contribute as an effective team member.
  • Elicit and respect the views of others to help reach conclusions.

Leadership

Influence change in health care.

  • Practice as change agents.
  • Carry out self-assessment.
  • Outline the process for developing a vision.

Community Citizenship

Be involved and positively impact the community.

  • Demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge and skills through experiential learning opportunities.
  • Recognize one’s role and responsibility in the community.
  • Be involved and positively impact the community.
  • Develop leadership abilities.

Problem Solving

Apply problem solving skills that transcend disciplinary boundaries.

  • Understand the process of scientific research.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills in addressing discipline-based questions.
  • Ask critical questions; define problems and their causes.
  • Think clearly and critically and use a range of abilities and resources to reach decisions, make recommendations, or carry out plans.
  • Understand the role of research, evaluation and the use of data in health promotion, disease prevention, and health services.

Valuing

Be inclusive of people, ideas and experiences

  • Know yourself and hold strongly to your own ethic.
  • Recognize different value systems.
  • Treat others with mutual value and respect.

Global Citizenship

Recognize personal responsibilities as a global citizen.

  • Be familiar with standards, ethics and expectations of professional health communities.
  • Commit to ethical conduct.
  • Recognize the moral dimensions of decisions and accept responsibility for the consequences of actions.
  • Develop skills needed for self-directed and life-long learning.