Bachelor of Science Health Science Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate competency in the application of communication and information technologies to discipline specific issues.
- Demonstrate proficiency in written and oral communication skills at a level commensurate with the standards of entry-level performance in the discipline.
- Apply communication theories to developing and implementing change strategies for targeted groups and populations.
- Apply theory to practice in research, planning, development, implementation, assessment, decision-making, and policy.
- Develop critical thinking and analytic skills through the logical design and systematic application of quantitative and qualitative approaches to planning and problem-solving.
- Demonstrate an understanding of professionalism and leadership qualities, through observation and self-reflection that are in keeping with acceptable moral, ethical, and legal principles.
- Analyze and address health issues and policies based on an integrated interdisciplinary approach, including the natural, behavioral, social and health sciences, and the humanities.
- Synthesize and apply knowledge from the natural, behavioral, social and health sciences, and humanities in addressing health issues from proactive and problem-solving perspectives.
- Apply theory to practice as change agents for the advancement of health, well-being, and social justice among diverse individuals, groups, and populations locally and globally.
- Demonstrate cultural competence in addressing health disparities among diverse populations in urban and rural settings locally and globally.
Master of Science Health Science: Orthotics and Prosthetics Learning Outcomes
- Perform a comprehensive assessment of the patient to obtain an understanding of the patient’s orthotic/prosthetic needs.
- Formulate a comprehensive orthotic/prosthetic treatment plan by analyzing and integrating information from patient assessment to meet the needs and goals of the patient.
- Implement the prescribed orthotic/prosthetic treatment plan by performing the necessary procedures to deliver the appropriate orthotic/prosthetic services, including fabrication.
- Follow up the treatment plan by providing continuing patient care and periodic evaluation to assure/maintain/document optimal fit and function of the orthosis/prosthesis.
- Practice management effectively by developing, implementing and/or monitoring policies and procedures regarding human resources, the physical environment, business and financial practices, and organizational management.
- Promote competency and enhance professional practice by participating in personal and professional development through continuing education, training, evidence-based research, and organizational affiliations.
- Maintain a safe and secure laboratory and clinical environment on behalf of O&P patients, while ensuring structural safety, comfort, fit and patient understanding about the use and maintenance of the orthosis/prosthesis.
- Utilize Universal Precautions and Personal Protective equipment in compliance with OSHA’s Hazard Communication and blood borne pathogen rulings.
- Practice relationship-centered, culturally sensitive care with individuals and families during all phases of O&P interaction, with psychosocial awareness of patients’ age, educational status, economic status, and social support.
- Work in interdisciplinary teams during interaction with patients, peers, colleagues, supervisors, and other health team members.
- Exhibit ethical behavior in all professional activities during interaction with patients, peers and colleagues, teachers and supervisors, and health team members/affiliates.
- Provide evidence-based, clinically competent care by applying knowledge from theory, research, new sciences and foundation courses such as kinesiology, anatomy, biomechanics, gait, and material science to the practice of orthotics/prosthetics.
- Articulate how the theoretical concepts learned within the didactic coursework are exemplified in clinical settings in the domains of patient evaluation, formulation of the treatment plan, follow-up, documentation, communication, and business management functions.