LA HARBOR COLLEGE Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) Assessment Report Course Assessment

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LA HARBOR COLLEGE Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) Assessment Report Course Assessment Division: Science, Family and Consumer Studies__________________ Discipline/Program: Biology Course Number and Name: BIOLOGY 033

Medical Terminology

Program Contact Person: _D. M. Carr_______________________________________ Phone: (310233-4698X4980 Reviewed by: Lora Lane, SLO Assessment Coordinator Date: 3-2-2012 Attach additional pages as necessary. Institutional Learning Outcomes 1 Course Intended Outcomes

(1) Build medical terms using word roots, prefixes and suffixes.

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(2) Translate medical terms with word roots, prefixes and suffixes. (3) Pronounce medical words with appropriate accents. (4) Describe the full meaning of medical abbreviations. (5) Locate current sources of information related to medical conditions. (6) Construct a Family Health History.

Means of Assessment and Criteria for Success Means:

Ten questions on midterms 2 & 3 and fifteen questions on final exam.

Criteria

: Student should score 70% or better on these questions.

Means:

Four multiple choice and four sets of matching questions on final exam.

Criteria:

75% of students should score 70% or better on these questions.

Means:

Oral presentations.

Criteria

: 75% of students should score 70% or better..

Means:

Five questions on each on each of the following: Midterm 2 and 3, and final exam.

Criteria:

75% of students should score 70% or better on these questions.

Means

: Two written reports with literature cited.

Criteria

: 75% of students should score 70% or better. Scored by department rubric.

Means:

Medical Terminology Pedigree.

Criteria:

75% of students should score 70% or better. .

Summary of Data Collected

62% of the students scored 74% or better on the assessment questions. (Spring 2009) 75% of the students scored 76% or better on the assessment questions (Fall 2008). 70% of the students scored 80% or better on this assessment. (Spring 2011) 60% of the students scored 70% on this assessment. (Fall 2010) 60% of students scored 70% on this assessment. (Fall 2009) 54% of students scored 80% on this assignment. (Spring 2010)

Use of Results

Increase the use of word roots. Increase the use of word roots.

Increase oral work. Increase the use of abbreviations. Increase the use of rubrics. Increase instruction on constructing Medical Family Pedigree.

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