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Medical Laboratory Science, BS

Student Outcomes

Assessment of Student Outcomes

Outcome MLS-A Entry Level Competencies

Demonstrate Entry Level Competencies in all Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) disciplines.
Objective 1 Demonstrate entry level knowledge and skills related to blood bank.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
55% (10/18) students passed the final transfusion medicine exam with a score of 72% or higher.

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
February 2018 - 71% (15/21)

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
February 2017 - 32% (6/19) passed the final blood bank exam with a minimum score of 72% Program director reviewed BB lecture exam and scores and overall materials with adjunct faculty lead instructor and changes were made to lecture and laboratory. Program director input included: 1) Recommended moving from 5 to 4 distractors for exam questions. 2) reviewed blooms taxonomy verbs and recommended some changes in course objectives 3) provided materials/lecture PP’s on good test writing skills with examples. 4) provided new (2017) transfusion medicine entry level competencies for review.

Outcome MLS-B Written Communication

Students will demonstrate writing skills essential to the learning and conveying of knowledge in the field of medical laboratory science.
Objective 1 Students will conduct, write, and present research at a professional meeting or equivalent.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
All MLS students attended the MLS professional state meeting and two students (11%) chose to present research conducted for projects outside of the course.

2018 Status
Achieved
100% of students attended professional state meeting and presented research.

Outcome MLS-C Ethical Reasoning

Students will recognize ethical issues when presented in a complex situation.
Objective 1 Students will conduct themselves in an ethical and professional manner in a healthcare setting.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
99% (197/198) of student evaluations scored a 3 or 4 in the area of professional conduct.

Outcome MLS-D Problem Solving

Demonstrate comprehension for accurate Direct Smear Gram Stain interpretation in microbiology.

Objective 1 Students will perform Direct Smear Gram stain reading and reporting using multiple methods of analysis.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
No data available to report.

2018 Status
Achieved
100% of students scored above 73% on the final Gram stain direct smear exam in MLS 372.

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
86% of the 2017 class scored 73% or above on the final Direct smear Gram stain exam in MLS 372 course.

Outcome MLS-E Collaboration

MLS students will work together and share the workload equitably to progress toward shared objectives learned through structured activities that occur over a significant period of time.
Objective 1 Students will collaboratively prepare, present, and evaluate an original Mycology case study.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
No data available to report

Outcome MLS-F Cognitive Competency

Medical Laboratory Science students will successfully pass the national certification exam.
Objective 1 MLS students will show competence in their field of study by passing the national certification exam.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
100% of MLS students passed the national BOC exam on the first attempt.

2018 Status
Achieved
Initially 90% of MLS students passed the national BOC exam on the first attempt. Two students retook the exam and passed on the second attempt. Therefore, 100% of GVSU MLS students passed the BOC National Certification Exam in 2018.