What You Will Learn
Student Learning Objectives
Our Curriculum:
BiologyFisheries & WildlifeHealth Information ManagementHealth Informatics, Medical Assistant, Medical Technology

 

Biology

  • The BIOL Program will be designed such that program graduates will demonstrate mastery of core biological concepts and principles similar to that of biology graduates from around the country.
  • The BIOL Program will be designed such that program graduates will be capable of designing, interpreting, and presenting a valid biological experiment.
  • The BIOL Program will be designed such that program graduates can demonstrate mastery of microscopy and other common laboratory skills.
  • The BIOL Program will be designed such that program graduates will be capable of navigating biological databases on the internet and building web pages to present biological information.

Biology: Biochemical Option

  • The BIOL Program will be designed such that program graduates will demonstrate mastery of core biological concepts and principles similar to that of biology graduates from around the country.
  • The BIOL Program will be designed such that program graduates will be capable of designing, interpreting, and presenting a valid biological experiment.
  • The BIOL Program will be designed such that program graduates can demonstrate mastery of microscopy and other common laboratory skills.
  • The BIOL Program will be designed such that program graduates will be capable of navigating biological databases on the internet and building web pages to present biological information.

Biology: Environmental Option

  • The BIOL ENV option will be designed such that graduates will demonstrate mastery of basic biological terminology and concepts similar to that of biology graduates from around the country.
  • Graduates of the BIOL ENV option will demonstrate competency in assigning likely human causes of common environmental disruptions ranging from socioeconomic factors to chemical reactions and likely effects on plants and animals, ranging from physiological to toxicological and ecological mechanisms.
  • Graduates of the BIOL ENV option will be able to demonstrate mastery of skills and techniques associated with accurately measuring environmental variables and associated communities of organisms.
  • Graduates of the BIOL ENV option will demonstrate knowledge of key legal aspects of environmental protection, e.g. the Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, and National Environmental Protection Act.

Fisheries & Wildlife (Bachelor’s Degree)

  • Graduates will consider the program to be of high quality at the time of and following graduation.
  • Students will have a solid foundation in basic biological principles.
  • Students will be proficient in identification and knowledge of taxonomy and life history characteristics of regional mammals, birds, or fish.
  • Students will be able to produce a high quality oral presentation.
  • Students will be able to produce a high quality written report.
  • Students will be proficient in word processing, production of graphs for reports, use of basic spreadsheets, preparation of presentations, and basic statistical applications.
  • Students will have a working knowledge of general ecological principles.
  • Students will have a working knowledge of forest ecology and management, wetlands ecology, or limnology.
  • Students will have acceptable interpersonal skills.
  • Students will be able to recognize important components of state and federal laws that regulate use of natural resources.
  • Students will have a working knowledge of basic fisheries and wildlife management principles.
  • Students will understand how habitat manipulations can be used to manage fish and wildlife.
  • Students will understand how the human dimension influences the fisheries and wildlife professions.
  • Students will understand basic statistical concepts.
  • Students will have a working knowledge of population dynamics principles.
  • Students will have a working knowledge of methods used to estimate abundance of fish and wildlife.
  • Students will be able to integrate information from several sources to produce a cogent report or presentation.
  • Students will have a working knowledge of the methods used to age, sex, capture, and mark fish and wildlife.
  • Students will demonstrate a basic ability to use GPS equipment, aerial photographs, and maps for fish and wildlife management purposes.

Fisheries & Wildlife (Master’s Degree)

  • Students will be proficient at oral and written communications.
  • Students will be able to properly collect original field data.
  • Students will be able to effectively analyze data.
  • Students will be able to cogently integrate information to produce a quality report.
  • Students will be sufficiently proficient in subject areas to qualify as fisheries or wildlife biologists.

Health Informatics

Students will be able to demonstrate skills in the following areas upon graduation:

  • Analyze clinical data for research and public policy
  • Recognize and apply personal leadership qualities in healthcare
    management
  • Develop strategic plans in the area
    of health information technology
  • Promote health information technology as a decision support resource in advancing the quality of healthcare

  • Discuss the scope of HIPAA as well as other privacy and security policies and procedures as related to the health information technology environment
  • Recognize the role of database
    management and the impact on
    healthcare organizations
  • Explain the process of developing
    healthcare policy
  • Discuss the impact of federal and
    state policy on healthcare organizations as well as consumers


Health Information Management

Students will be able to demonstrate skills in the following areas upon graduation:

  • Ensure health information is complete and available to legitimate users.
  • Code and classify data for reimbursement.
  • Analyze information necessary for decision support.
  • Protect patient privacy and provide information security.
  • Enhance the quality and uses for data within healthcare.
  • Administer health information computer systems.
  • Comply with standards and regulations regarding health information.
  • Prepare health data for accreditation surveys.
  • Analyze clinical data for research and public policy.

Medical Assistant

  • The students will exhibit professionalism and demonstrate abilities in legal and ethical responsibilities, limitations, and implications required for entry level competence in medical assisting.  They will perform their duties according to regulations, policies, laws and legislative rights of clients to provide quality healthcare.
  • The student will demonstrate cognitive abilities in providing and obtaining information required in the entry level competence of medical assisting and incorporate this ability in performance of communicating effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • The student will demonstrate cognitive abilities in administrative functions required for entry level competence in medical assisting and incorporate this knowledge in performance of the psychomotor and affective domains in their performance of administrative/office management procedures.
  • The student will demonstrate cognitive abilities in clinical functions required for entry level competence in medical assisting and incorporate this knowledge in the performance of psychomotor and affective domains of their clinical skills practice.

Medical Technology

  • The Medical Technology Student will demonstrate adequate pre-professional preparation before entering the internship phase of the degree program.
  • The student will demonstrate achievement of knowledge and skills required of the entry-level Medical Technologist upon completion of the professional year at an affiliated medical technology school.

 

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