Public Health Training (3rd Year)Certificate

  • PSLO
  • Data Sheet
  • Program Review
  • Assessment Report

 

Program Student Learning Outcomes Assessment
(AY 2014-2015)

Program Student Learning Outcomes(PSLOs)

At the completion of Public Health Training (3rd Year)Certificate the student will be able to:

  1. Recognize, describe and discuss, and research about the basic principles and practices of the specialty
  2. List, discuss and demonstrate the essential public health function or the specialty and its interrelationships with other specialties and health disciplines at community and national levels
  3. Describe, discuss and research adult, children and family health issues at community level
  4. Discuss and demonstrate an understanding and practice of the specialty public health competencies.
  5. Demonstrate proper public health skills for its practice in the community as a national specialty practitioner
  6. Discuss and demonstrate community and cultural sensitivity in the health care environment
  7. Describe, discuss and research the health determinants and problems of adults children and families
  8. Demonstrate proper cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first-aide technique and other healing and patient care abilities
  9. Demonstrate the ability and discuss how to conduct a community diagnosis and need assessment of the health determinants of the specialty in a community
  10. Identify and demonstrate good practice in the specialty
  11. Have had management, planning experience and leadership role at a public health specialty at community and national levels

PSLO Assessment Report Summary

What we worked on based on the SY 2013-2014 findings:

  1. Change in the admissions requirement for the Third Year Certificate program. The present requirement is the acceptance of any students who have an AA or AS degrees. The program should only accept those who are graduates of Health Careers Opportunities Program (HCOP) with the required elective math and sciences. Those students with other degrees should be accepted as soon as they could take the needed math and science courses.
  2. Good academic advisement prior to enrolling in PH courses should also be considered. An early warning program should be established to capture those who are at risk of dropping from the program.
  3. Improvement of Program and course assessment: In addition to the present program and course assessment strategy, a comprehensive assessment/exam to evaluate the overall knowledge/skills the students gained should be done

Result of the changes and improvements:

  1. Proposal for change in the program was submitted and pending approval. This includes changes in the criteria for admission to the third year program and PH 111: Introduction to Basic Epidemiology as a required pre-requisite
  2. Student handbook was developed to guide the student in the program as to which courses should be taken.
  3. To further improve students learning, the program has offered tutoring services for the student. This services aims to help students with issues in their class and help student review the topics discussed in their class. In the previous year assessment it was reported that students were able to meet the objectives but further analysis of the result showed that although students pass the courses, the grade were average. To achieve this, tutoring service was started in January 2015 (due to delay in the funding source) just in time for Spring 2015 semester. Presently, there is not enough data to say how effective this service is to the quality of student learning since only a few student have utilized this service

What we looked at (SY 2014-2015):

The Public Health Training Program (3rd year) Certificate assessment focused on all PSLOs 1,2, and 5.

Students who are taking courses related to PSLO1 should be able to recognize, describe and discuss, and research about the basic principles and practices of the specialty. Successful completion of this objective will be indicated by more than 80% of students being able to describe these principles when asked direct questions in their quizzes and exams; recognize these principles and practices when given case scenarios; and report on these after doing their research on the best practices of this specialty.

Students who are taking courses related to PSLO 2 should be able to list, discuss and demonstrate the essential public health functions and its interrelationships with the other specialties and health discipline. Successful completion of this objective will be indicated by more than 80% of students being able to demonstrate the public health functions when given case scenarios and placed in simulation training and graded based on a skills checklist; and being able to list and discuss the essential public health functions when asked direct questions during exams and quizzes.

Students who are taking courses related to PSLO 7 should be able to demonstrate proper public health skills for its practice in the community. Successful completion of this objective will be indicated by more than 80% of student being able to properly demonstrate their skills in public health when assigned in public health practicing facilities evaluated by their mentors and submitting weekly learning portfolio and reports.

What we found:

  • PSLO#1: Students were able to recognize, describe and discuss, and research about the basic principles and practices of the specialty
    PH 314: Total number of students: 15
    Number of students who passed: 12
    PH 343: Total number of students: 13
    Number of students who passed: 11
  • PSLO#2: Students were able to list, discuss and demonstrate the essential public health functions and its interrelationships with the other specialties and health discipline
    PH 312:Total number of students: 10
    Number of students who passed: 9
  • PSLO#7: Students were able to demonstrate proper public health skills for its practice in the community
    PH 365 Total number of students: 13
    Number of students who passed: 13

What are we planning to work on

To improve student learning, proposed changes for the program was submitted which includes PH 111to be a prerequisites for students graduating with a degrees other than AS in Public Health.

The program has started the tutoring service to guide students in their study habits and help students understand their lessons better.

Still on the list of to do list is a comprehensive assessment for the program at the end pre- and post semester.

Recommendations for students:

Although students who graduated with other degrees are allowed to enroll in this program, it is highly recommended that they should start with the AS in PH so to have a strong background in PH principles.

A good background in medical terminology.

 

Program Review (National Campus)

AP Full Name: Public Health Training (3rd Year)Certificate

Unit Assessment Report

Report Period: 2013-2014

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