Pre-Allied Health Program SLOs Matrix

 Course

SLO1

SLO2 

SLO3

SLO4

SLO5

Math D

 

 

 

 

 

Chemistry 11

F

 

F

F

F

Biology 14

F

 

 

F

F

Biology 15

 

S

F

S

 

Biology 16

S

 

S

 

Medical Terminology

F

 

 

 

F

Comments:

1. Although math is a requirement for this pathway, and necessary for chemistry and biology, the material is either not necessary or not relevant to any SLO for the program. This does not necessarily mean that math does not belong in the program, but the content should be reassessed. Perhaps students could demonstrate a math competency without taking the course. Perhaps the program needs to look at the prerequisite rationale and incorporate more aspects requiring math skills into the other courses. The linkage of the program pre-requisites need to be re-examined in light of the SLOs. If math is a necessary aspect of the pre-allied health skills, then the SLOs may need to be revised.

2. SLO 2 is never formatively assessed. If the students are not given an opportunity develop this outcome with feedback to improve, then it may not be the outcome of THIS program.

3. SLO 1 and SLO 5 have an odd sequence for assessment if these courses are in the typical order in which they are taken by students. It is useless to formatively assess a student once the final or summative assessment has occurred. The program should examine the sequence of courses to determine if Medical Terminology belongs earlier in the sequence.

4. Biology 16 appears to summatively assess several of the SLOs. The department may want to consider the creation of a capstone course, or capstone project as a program assessment technique.