Public Health

  • 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 Program the student will be able to:

  1. Recognize, describe and discuss the basic public health science facts and principles
  2. List and discuss the essential public health functions and their interrelationships at community and district level
  3. Describe and discuss adult, children and family health issues
  4. Discuss and demonstrate an understanding and practice of some generic public health competencies
  5. Demonstrate proper public health skills for public health practice in the community as a state or local public health officer
  6. Discuss and demonstrate community and cultural sensitivity in the health care environment
  7. Describe and discuss the health determinants and problems of adults, children and families
  8. Demonstrate proper cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid techniques
  9. Demonstrate the ability and discuss how to make a community diagnosis based on the determinants of health
  10. Identify and demonstrate good public health practice
  11. Have had work experience at a public health facility at community and district levels

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

  1. Undertake a more aggressive recruitment and information drive activities
  2. Development of instruction methods that improve student knowledge and engagement, analytical skills and promote participatory learning and a more flexible methods of teaching such as: lectures, videos, group activities, simulations, in-class assignments, homework, quizzes, impromptu tests etc. should be established
  3. Improvement on the quality of student learning
  4. Change in the ASPH curriculum by adding MS150: Statistics as a math requirement for the program

Result of the changes and improvements:

  1. The Public Health Training Program is now offered in Yap and Chuuk Campus in through the coordinated effort of the PHTP program and Area Health Education Center Coordinators who has been doing recruiting activities in their respective jurisdiction. Same activity was done at Pohnpei state. These resulted in a 7% increase in students enrollment for SY 2014-2015 at National campus and new student enrollment at Chuuk and Yap Campuses
  2. Started in Fall 2014, most of the Public Health courses that were offered used problem-base learning, case scenarios, simulations and group activities where students applied the skill and knowledge they have acquired in class. This led to better students engagement and learning
  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
  4. Proposal for changes in the program was submitted and pending approval

What we looked at(SY 2014-2015):

The Public Health Program assessment focused on PSLOs 1, 3, 4, and 9.

Students who are taking courses related to PSLO1 should be able to recognize, describe and discuss the basic public health science, facts and principles. Successful completion of this objective will be indicated by more than 80% of students enrolled in courses related to SPLO 1 be able to report and describe these topics; be able to present their research on basic health sciences facts and principles; and be able to apply these principles when engaging in scenarios and simulations.

Students who are taking courses related to PSLO 3 should be able to describe and discuss health issues in the different age groups. Successful completion of this objective will be indicated by more than 80% of students enrolled in courses related to SPLO3 be able to discuss health issues when doing oral reports in response to direct questions related to these topics; being able to identify health issues in quizzes and exams with multiple choice questions related to these topics; and be able to differentiate the health issues in the different age groups.

Students who are taking course related to PSLO 4 should be able to discuss and demonstrate an understanding and be able to practice some generic public health competencies. Successful completion of this objective will be indicated by more than 80% of students enrolled in courses related to SPLO4 will be able to discuss and demonstrate an understanding of generic public health competencies. These will be evaluated by students’ individual portfolio based on a rubric; assessment of their skills in practicing some generic public health competencies during simulations based on a skills checklist; and how they response during case scenarios based on a rubric.

Students taking courses related to PSLO 9 should be able to demonstrate the ability to make and discuss community diagnosis based on the determinants of health. Successful completion of this objective will be indicated by more than 80% of students enrolled in courses related to SPLO9 will be able to make a community diagnosis when given a case scenario and discuss these during problem based learning discussion will indicate successful completion of this objective. Student learning will be evaluated based on their ability to complete a diagnosis based on skills check list and rubrics during discussions

What we found:

  • PSLO#1: Students who were taking courses related to this PLO were able to recognize, describe and discuss the basic public health science, facts and principles.

    <>PH 111:Total number of students: 16
    Number of students who passed: 16(100%)

    <>PH 121:Total number of students: 15
    Number of students who passed: 14(93%)

    <>PH 141:Total number of students: 11
    Number of students who passed: 10(90%)

  • PSLO#3: Students who took courses related to this PLO were able to describe and discuss health issues in the different age groups

    <>PH 211:Total number of students: 14
    Number of students who passed: 12(85%) Number of students who passed: 10(90%)

  • PSLO#4: Students were able to discuss and demonstrate an understanding and be able to practice some generic public health competencies and present their portfolio that includes discussions and copies of their report to their mentors with satisfactory grades given by the mentors based on a rubric.

    <>PH 112:Total number of students: 9
    Number of students who passed: 8(88%)

    <>PH 131:Total number of students: 19
    Number of students who passed: 4(73%)

  • PSLO#9: Students were able to demonstrate the ability to make and discuss community diagnosis based on the determinants of health

    <>PH 131:Total number of students: 10
    Number of students who passed: 9(90%)

What are we planning to work on

A comprehensive assessment/exam to evaluate the overall knowledge/skill the students gained will be administered.

Proposal to require MS 150 Statistics as part of General Education in lieu of PH 109 Math for Health Sciences have been submitted and awaiting approval

Make the tutoring service for public health a regular offering of the program

Strengthen the collaboration of the PHTP with Pohnpei Division of Public Health and other allied health offices (Environmental Protection Agency, Island Food Group, etc.) to have students join these agencies during inspection, program planning and implementation.

Recommendations for students:

Students must have a good background in statistics and medical terminologies

Students must have good reading comprehension and writing skills

Program Data Sheet
Spring 2014

Download PDF Version of the Data Sheet

Enrollment by Major and Campus

Major:

Degree

Term

Chuuk

Kosrae

National

Pohnpei

Yap

Students

Public Health

AS

Fall 2011

 

 

18

2

 

20

Public Health

AS

Fall 2012

 

6

17

1

 

24

Public Health

AS

Fall 2013

 

2

23

 

 

25

Public Health

AS

Spring 2011

 

 

16

1

 

17

Public Health

AS

Spring 2012

 

 

18

2

 

20

Public Health

AS

Spring 2013

 

4

16

 

 

20

Public Health

AS

Spring 2014

1

1

26

 

 

28



Credits by Major and Campus

Major:

Degree

Term

Chuuk

Kosrae

National

Pohnpei

Yap

Credits

Public Health

AS

Fall 2011

 

 

234

27

 

261

Public Health

AS

Fall 2012

 

59

209

16

 

284

Public Health

AS

Fall 2013

 

18

299

 

 

317

Public Health

AS

Spring 2011

 

 

197

15

 

212

Public Health

AS

Spring 2012

 

 

239

23

 

262

Public Health

AS

Spring 2013

 

24

196

 

 

220

Public Health

AS

Spring 2014

12

11

324

 

 

347



Credits by Program and Campus

Program

Term

Chuuk

Kosrae

National

Pohnpei

Yap

Credits

Public Health (AS)

Fall 2011

 

 

348

12

 

360

Public Health (AS)

Fall 2012

 

 

156

 

 

156

Public Health (AS)

Fall 2013

 

 

282

 

 

282

Public Health (AS)

Spring 2011

 

 

300

6

 

306

Public Health (AS)

Spring 2012

 

 

294

6

 

300

Public Health (AS)

Spring 2013

 

 

249

 

3

252

Public Health (AS)

Spring 2014

 

 

324

 

 

324



Credits Enrolled, Attempted and Earned(averages)

Major

Degree

Term

CredEnrollAvg

CredAttAvg

CredEarnAvg

TermGPAAvg

Public Health

AS

Fall 2011

13.1

12.9

12.8

3.11

Public Health

AS

Fall 2012

11.8

10.6

9.0

2.45

Public Health

AS

Fall 2013

12.7

11.4

10.3

2.32

Public Health

AS

Spring 2011

12.5

10.7

9.1

2.19

Public Health

AS

Spring 2012

13.1

12.4

12.1

2.8

Public Health

AS

Spring 2013

11.0

9.7

7.4

1.87

Public Health

AS

Spring 2014

12.4

11.6

10.6

2.17



Program Sections, Enrollment Ratio and Average Class Size

Program

Term

Section

EnrollMax

Enrollment

EnrollRatio

AvgClassSize

Public Health (AS)

Fall 2011

7

175

114

65.1%

16.3

Public Health (AS)

Fall 2012

4

100

48

48.0%

12.0

Public Health (AS)

Fall 2013

7

122

89

73.0%

12.7

Public Health (AS)

Spring 2011

7

175

92

52.6%

13.1

Public Health (AS)

Spring 2012

8

200

99

49.5%

12.4

Public Health (AS)

Spring 2013

6

127

76

59.8%

12.7

Public Health (AS)

Spring 2014

7

175

108

61.7%

15.4



Persistence and Retention (new full time students)

Major Description

Degree

New Students FT 2011_3

Students 2012_1

Students 2012_3

Persistence Spring 2012

Retention Fall 2012

Public Health

AS

1

2

1

200.0%

100.0%


Major

Degree

New FT Fall 2012

Persisted Spring 2013

Retained Fall 2013

Persistence Spring 2013

Retention Fall 2013

Public Health

AS

3

2

3

66.7%

100.0%

Major

Degree

New FT Fall 2013

Persisted Spring 2014

Retained Fall 2014

Persistence Spring 2014

Retention Fall 2014

Public Health

AS

0

0

 

 

 



Course Completion & Withdrawals (Major)

Major

Degree

Term

Students

ABCorP%

ABCDorP%

W%

Public Health

AS

Fall 2011

89

74.2%

82.0%

2.2%

Public Health

AS

Fall 2012

76

97.4%

97.4%

1.3%

Public Health

AS

Fall 2013

107

68.2%

82.2%

3.7%

Public Health

AS

Spring 2011

63

77.8%

81.0%

11.1%

Public Health

AS

Spring 2012

90

88.9%

94.4%

2.2%

Public Health

AS

Spring 2013

76

60.5%

68.4

11.8%

Public Health

AS

Spring 2014

114

728%

86.0%

5.3%



Course Completion & Withdrawals (Program)

Program

Term

Students

ABCorP%

ABCDorP%

W%

Public Health (AS)

Fall 2011

120

94.2%

94.2%

4.2%

Public Health (AS)

Fall 2012

52

71.2%

82.7%

7.7%

Public Health (AS)

Fall 2013

94

64.9%

84.0%

5.3%

Public Health (AS)

Spring 2011

102

72.5%

78.4%

9.8%

Public Health (AS)

Spring 2012

100

85.0%

92.0%

1.0%

Public Health (AS)

Spring 2013

84

66.7%

79.8%

9.5%

Public Health (AS)

Spring 2014

108

64.8%

77.8%

10.2%



Graduates

Major

Degree

AY2010/11

AY2011/12

AY2012/13

AY2013/14

Public Health

AS

 

4

4

 



Graduate Rates

Major

Degree

Cohort

New Full Students

Graduation Rate 100%

Graduation Rate 150%

Graduation Rate 200%

Public Health

AS

Fall 2010 FT

2

0.0%

0.0%

 

Public Health

AS

Fall 2011 FT

 

 

 

 

  • "Program" information is based on Dickerson's concept of a "program" as expending resoruces and is linked to courses owned by a program from TracDat
  • Graduation rates are based on Fall new students(full time) cohorts that are tracked at 100%, 150%, and 200%
  • Retention rates are based on Fall new students (full time) cohorts who return the following fall semester
  • Persistence rates are based on Fall new students (full time) cohorts who return the following spring semester

Program Review (National Campus)

AP Full Official:Associate of Science in Public Health

Campus: National Campus

Completed by: Paul Dacanay

AP Review Submission Date:March 2014

AR Review Cycle: 2011- 2013

  1. Program Mission

    PHTP endeavors to provide students of varied educational background the opportunity to pursue comprehensive and high-quality training in public health, and to provide the Federated States of Micronesia and surrounding Pacific Island nations with a workforce of capable public health professionals.

  2. Program Goals

    1. Recognize, describe and discuss the basic public health science facts and principles;
    2. List and discuss the essential public health functions and their interrelationships at community and district level;
    3. Describe and discuss adult, children and family health issues;
    4. Discuss and demonstrate an understanding and practice of some generic public health competencies;
    5. Demonstrate proper public health skills for public health practice in the community as a state or local public health officer;
    6. Discuss and demonstrate community and cultural sensitivity in the health care environment;
    7. Describe and discuss the health determinants and problems of adults, children and families;
    8. Demonstrate proper cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid techniques;
    9. Demonstrate the ability and discuss how to make a community diagnosis based on the determinants of health;
    10. Identify and demonstrate good public health practice;
    11. Have had work experience at a public health facility at community and district levels.
  3. Program History

    The Public Health Training program constitutes an academic response to the public health situation in Micronesia and has taken account the current academic realities of the region. There has been a recognized chronic shortage of health workers coupled by the marked under-training of those workers, who have, in large part, learnt through "on-the-job" training, frequently from predecessors also trained "on-the-job".

    The college added the Public Health Training Program to its program offerings in Fall of 2009.

  4. Program Descriptions

    Public Health Training program is a multi-entry, multi-exit educational opportunity for high school graduates who wish to enter studies in the health domain, as well as Health Workers who wish to enhance the effectiveness of their work and improve their working conditions.

    The immediate aim of the program is to enhance the knowledge, skills and capabilities of the current public health workforce in the health administration of FSM and a medium to long aim of the program is to attract young candidates, whose interest would gravitate towards health and, possibly, towards public health, being the "replacement" workforce of the future, and equip them with more substantial academic foundation for a more effective work performance, both in the public as well as in the private sectors.

  5. Program Admission Requirements

    Associate of Science Degree in Public Health
    Entry criteria:

    Advance Certificate of Achievement in Public Health (ACAPH)

    OR

    Diploma in Public Health or in Public Health Specialty

    or

    A qualification in Public Health equivalent to those above

    AND

    Appropriate Public Health Experience of at least six (6) years

    All non-ACAPH holding candidates to sit C.O.M.E.T.

    AND

    Attain placement for the pre-requisite courses of this qualification

    AND

    Gain admission to a COM-FSM Degree Program

  6. Program Degree Requirements

    Associate of Science Degree in Public Health

    Total credit required: 65 Credits

    Ten (10) courses or twenty-nine (29) credits in General Education Core Requirements

    EN 110: Advance Reading (3)

    EN 120a: Expository Writing I (3)

    CA 100: Introduction to Computing (3)

    ESS 100: Exercise and Sports Science, any 100-level course (1)

    PH/MS 109: Math for Health Science (3)

    EN 120b: Expository Writing II (3)

    SC 117: Tropical Pacific Islands Environment (4)

    ESS/SC 200: Fundamental of Wellness and Physical Fitness (3)

    SS 150: History of Micronesia (3)

    Humanities (3)

    Twelve (12) courses or thirty-six (36) credits in Major Core requirements

    PH 111: Introduction to Basic Epidemiology and Biostatistics (3)

    PH 112: Introduction to Epi-Info and Computing for Public Health (3)

    PH 121: Environmental Prevention and Control of Disease (3)

    PH 131: Food and Nutrition in the Lifecycle (3)

    PH 141: Principles of Health Promotion (3)

    PH 151: Introduction to Pacific Health Care Systems and Traditional Medicine (3) or

    PH 152: Practical Health Service Management (3)

    PH 211: Health Research Methodology (3)

    PH 212: Surveillance, Identification and Management of an Outbreak (3)

    PH 221: Occupational Health and Safety (3)

    PH 231: Food Nutrition and Lifestyle Disease (3)

    PH 241: Case Studies and Special Issues in Health Promotion (3)

    PH 251: Management of Health Information System

  7. Program Courses and Enrollment

    A total of 120 students enrolled in the 7 major courses offered in Fall2011. The number dropped to 100 in Spring 2012 although 8 courses were offered. There was a drastic decrease of enrollment in Spring 2013 but the number more than doubled in Fall 2013 due to the enrollment of new students.

    Courses Number of section/s Course Enrollment Section fill-rates
    PH 109: Math for Health Science 4 80 80%
    PH 111: Introduction to Basic Epidemiology and Biostatistics 5 80 64%
    PH 112: Introduction to Epi-Info and Computing for Public Health 3 50 66%
    PH 121: Environmental Prevention and Control of Disease 3 66 88%
    PH 131: Food and Nutrition in the Lifecycle 3 58 77%
    PH 141: Principles of Health Promotion 3 59 79%
    PH 151: Introduction to Pacific Health Care Systems and Traditional Medicine 2 24 48%
    PH 152: Practical Health Service Management Medicine 0 0 0%
    PH 211: Health Research Methodology 1 9 36%
    PH 212: Surveillance, Identification and Management of an Outbreak 2 20 40%
    PH 221: Occupational Health and Safety 1 10 40%
    PH 231: Food Nutrition and Lifestyle Disease 3 29 39%
    PH 241: Case Studies and Special Issues in Health Promotion 3 27 36%
    PH 251: Management of Health Information System 2 20 40%
  8. Program Faculty

    Instructor Position Degrees Held Status
    Paul Dacanay Division Chair
    Assistant Professor
    Doctor of Medicine
    Bachelor of Science Degree Major in Biology
    Full time Faculty
           
    Ikoli Ilongo Instructor Doctor of Education
    Masters in Public Health
    Full time Faculty
           
    Rally Jim Instructor Bachelors of Medicine
    Bachelors of Surgery(MBBS)
    Part-time Instructor
           
    Robert Spegal Instructor Masters in Public Health Part-time Instructor
    Sage Nagai Instructor Masters in Public Health Part-time Instructor
  9. Program Indicators

    1. Assessment of course student learning outcomes of program courses

    Target Outcome:
    Associate of Science degree level student understood the basic tenets and essential functions of Public Health

      Data Source
          Pre and post test

      Analysis:
          Successful completion of this objective will be indicated by more than 85% of students receiving a C grade or higher.

    2. Assessment of program student learning outcomes

    Associates of Science Degree in Public Health
    What we looked at:
    The Public Health Program assessment focused on PSLOs 1, 2, 4, and 8.

    Students who are taking courses related to PSLO1 presents a report at the end of the term and these are graded based on a rubric. Successful completion of this objective will be indicated by more than 80% of students receiving a C grade or higher.

    PSLO 2 was assessed by research papers and graded according to a specified rubric. Successful completion of this objective will be indicated by more than 80% of students receiving a C grade or higher.

    Evaluating students’ individual portfolio based on a rubric assessed PSLO 4

    PSLO 8 was assessed by a final skills test.

    What we found:
    PSLO #1:
       Students who were taking courses related to this PSLO have presented their reports among their peers and mentors and received a passing mark based on a rubric.
        PH 111
          Total number of students    39
            No. of students with a grade of "C" or higher    32
           Number of students who failed    5
        PH 121
           Total number of students    19
           No. of students with a grade of "C" or higher    15
           Number of students who failed   2
        PH 131
           Total number of students    20
           No. of students with a grade of "C" or higher    17
           Number of students who failed   2
        PH 141
           Total number of students    15
           No. of students with a grade of "C" or higher    12
           Number of students who failed   3
     
    PSLO #2:
       Students who took these courses submitted their research report and graded based on a rubric
        PH 141
          Total number of students    13
            No. of students with a grade of "C" or higher    11
           Number of students who failed    2
     
    PSLO #4:
       Students were able to present their portfolio that includes discussions and copies of their report to their mentors with satisfactory grades given by the mentors based on a rubric
        PH 365A
          Total number of students    13
            No. of students with a grade of "C" or higher    13
           Number of students who failed    0

        PH 365 B
          Total number of students    16
            No. of students with a grade of "C" or higher    16
           Number of students who failed    0
     
    PSLO #8:
       All students majoring in Public Health has successfully pass certification for CPR and first aid after attending a training seminar

          Number of students who did the BLS/CPR training     15
          Number of students who earned their BLS/CPR certificate    15

    3. Program enrollment

    The AS in Public Health program have shown a constant trend in enrollment in the two-year period. Spring 2013 have shown a drastic decrease in enrollment followed by increased number in the Fall 2013 most likely due to the enrollment of freshmen.

    Average class size for the AS in Public Health for the two year period is 12.6 students.

    Program Term Sections Maximum Enrollment Enrollment Enrollment Ratio Enrollment Average
    Associate of Science in Public Health Fall 2011 7 190 120 63.0% 17.1%
    Spring 2012 8 200 100 50.0% 12.5
    Fall 2012 4 100 52 52.0% 13.0
    Spring 2013 6 127 44 34.6% 7.0
    Fall 2013 7 122 94 77.0% 13.4

    4.Course Completion Rate

    Course completion rate were based on passing a course with a grade of ABC or D.

    For courses in the AS in Public Health, the average completion rate in Fall 2011 was 93.5%, which was slightly higher than the completion rates in the college. The same average completion rate was seen in the next semester. However, the average slightly dipped in Fall 2012 at 82.4% but showed an increasing trend in the next semester at 84.4% and 89.5% in Spring 2013 and Fall 2013 respectively.

    Program Term Course Number of Students Passing Rate Withdrawals
    Associate of Science in Nursing Fall 2011        
    PH 109 16 87.5% 6.3%
    PH 111 20 85.0% 15.0%
    PH 112 18 94.4% 0.0%
    PH 121 23 100.0% 0.0%
    PH 131 24 100% 0.0%
    PH 212 8 87.5% 12.5%
    PH 241 11 100% 0.0%
     
    Spring 2012 PH 109 23 91.3% 0.0%
    PH 111 12 83.3% 0.0%
    PH 141 19 84.2% 0.0%
    PH 151 10 100% 0.0%
    PH 211 8 100% 0.0%
    PH 221 9 100% 0.0%
    PH 231 10 90% 0.0%
    PH 251 9 100% 0.0%
     
    Fall 2012 PH 111 7 85.7% 14.3%
    PH 121 23 82.6% 4.3%
    PH 131 11 63.6% 18.2%
    PH 241 11 100% 0.0%
     
    Spring 2013 PH 109 21 76.2% 14.3%
    PH 111 22 77.3% 13.6%
    PH 141 16 81.3% 6.3%
    PH 151 14 71.% 7.1%
    PH 231 9 100% 0.0%
    PH 251 2 100.0% 0.0%
     
    Fall 2013 PH 111 20 85.0% 0.0%
    PH 112 17 82.4% 0.0%
    PH 121 20 85.0% 5.0%
    PH 131 23 73.9% 13.0%
    PH 211 1 100.0% 0.0%
    PH 212 12 100.0% 0.0%
    PH 221 1 100.0% 0.0%

    5. Success rates on licensing or certification exams

    There is no current licensing or certification examination for Public health at FSM.

    6. Graduation Rate

    The first group of students to graduate are the Third Year Certificate of Achievement students in Spring 2011. There where 5 students.

    Program Term Number of Students
    Associates of Science in Public Health Fall 2011 2
    Spring 2012 2
    Fall 2012 3
    Spring 2013 2
    Fall 2013 2

    7. Cost of duplicate or redundant courses, programs or services

    There are no duplicated or redundant courses for Public Health

    8. Students' satisfaction rate

    No data is currently available

    9. Alumni data

    No present data available

    10. Employment data and employer feedback

    No data is currently available

    11. Program added or cancelled at nearby regional institutions (PCC, GCC, Hawaii schools, UOG, CMI, NMC)

    No data is currently available

    12. Transfer Rate

    No data is currently available

  10. Analysis and Recommendation

    Low enrollment rate

    The Public Health Training Program is on their 4th year and there is a slow increase in the number of students declaring their major as either AS in Public Health or Third-year certificate program. There was a noted plateau in the number of students during the third and fourth year.

    Recommendation:

    Undertake a more aggressive recruitment and information drive activities. This should be done in all FSM States once every academic year

    Recruitment of HCOP graduates to enroll in the program since most of these students already fulfilled the needed pre-requisite courses

    High number of withdrawal rate

    The high number of withdrawal was due to enrollment in Public Health courses by non-PH majors. Most courses in Public Health are focused in specialized field of PH practice (Epidemiology, Health Nutrition, etc) that most students that enroll in these courses find it more difficult and they would then withdraw.

    This trend affect the over all completion rate of the program. Although high withdrawal rate can be pointed to this scenario, there are also Public Health Majors who are finding it difficult to be in PH classes. This is mainly due to lack of math and science background (Statistics, Human Nutrition, anatomy and Physiology).

    Recommendation:

    A more diligent screening of applicants regarding the required prerequisites that the student should have prior to acceptance to the program. This includes Statistics, Anatomy and Physiology, General Chemistry, Human Nutrition courses.

    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.

    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.

    Development of instruction methods that improve student knowledge and engagement, analytical skills and promote participatory learning and a more flexible methods of teaching such as: lectures, videos, group activities, simulations, in-class assignments, homework, quizzes, impromptu tests etc. should be established

    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. Starting SY 2014, a comprehensive exam will be given to students every after the semester and contents will be based on their level.

Unit Assessment Report

Report Period: 2013-2014

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