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Student Learning Outcomes

Leadership Competencies

  • Demonstrate proficiency in contributing to organizational teams;
  • Integrate findings into plans and operations of strategic planning, quality improvement planning and professional development in health care arenas;
  • Synthesize theories of fundamental organizational implications with particular regard to regulatory requirements specific to the healthcare system;
  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication with multidisciplinary members of the healthcare team; understand the complex nature of quality, cost-effective health care delivery;
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead health care teams in care planning, bedside decision-making, and collaboration with other healthcare professionals;
  • Communicate with patients, families, communities and other health professionals in a responsible and responsive manner that supports a team approach to the maintenance of health treatment of the disease.

Evidence-Based Medicine and Respiratory Care Competencies

  • Critique published research; apply evidence-based medicine (EBM) to clinical practice;
  • Integrate findings from qualitative and quantitative data;
  • Evaluate the use of evidence-based medicine in the development and application of hospital-based respiratory care protocols;
  • Demonstrate an ability to collect, manage and organize data to produce information;
  • Treat patients in a variety of settings, using the appropriate respiratory care protocols.

Critical Thinking Competencies

  • Demonstrate understanding and application of logical reasoning, problem-solving skills, ethics, professionalism and ability to self-reflect; demonstrate competency in the application of problem solving strategies in the patient care setting;
  • Integrate the critical thinking domains specific to respiratory care (technology, patients, clinicians) and demonstrate an ability to function within each domain; 
  • Integrate current and projected trends (e.g., health, fiscal, social, political, environmental) in health care and pulmonary medicine;
  • Demonstrate ability to think conceptually and execute planned approaches to care. 

Clinical Decision-Making Competencies

  • Explain the connections between critical thinking, clinical reasoning, diagnostic reasoning, decision analysis and problems in a variety of health care settings.
  • Incorporate interdisciplinary and inter-professional competencies in clinical settings, including systems thinking theories.