Learning Objectives and Program Objectives

Below are the learning outcomes for the BS in Human Physiology. There are three major categories of outcomes: discipline-specific outcomes, non-discipline specific outcomes, and program outcomes.

Throughout the curriculum we strive to provide learning opportunities for students to develop specific knowledge content, intellectual skills, and behaviors. In general, each of the courses offered by our department is to some extent designed to maximize the opportunities for our students to achieve a majority of these goals. To assist in understanding the role our various courses play in our curriculum, we have listed those courses that focus on specific learning outcomes. A course description of each listed course can be found by clicking on the “Courses” link on the right hand side of this page.

Student and Program Outcomes

 

Discipline-Specific Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate content knowledge in:

  • General physiological concepts: (HPHY 241/241L, 242/242L, HPHY 376/376L)
  • Systems physiology: (HPHY 241/241L, 242/242L, HPHY 274, HPHY 375/375L, HPHY 376/376L, HPHY 401, HPHY 402, HPHY 477, HPHY 478, HPHY 489s)
  • Integrative physiology: (HPHY 242/242L, HPHY 274, HPHY 375/375L, HPHY 376/376L, HPHY 401, HPHY 402, HPHY 477, HPHY 478, HPHY 489s).

Students will be able to design, conduct, and disseminate scientific research in human physiology as demonstrated by the following outcomes:

  • information literacy (i.e., the skill of knowing how to locate, evaluate and use information): (HPHY 205, HPHY 210, HPHY 376L, HPHY 375L, HPHY 441L, HPHY 442L, all upper division electives).
  • critical thinking skills (including evaluation, analysis and synthesis) (All HPHY courses)
  • data fluency (including quantification, statistical analysis etc.): (HPHY 205, HPHY 210, HPHY 376L, HPHY 375L, HPHY 441L, HPHY 442L, all upper division electives).
  • effectively communicate (written, oral): (HPHY 210, HPHY 376L, HPHY 375L, HPHY 441L, HPHY 442L, HPHY 489s).
  • ability to use the principles of the scientific method: (HPHY 205, HPHY 210, HPHY 376L, HPHY 375L, HPHY 441L, HPHY 442L).
  • ability to design experiments: (HPHY 205, HPHY 441L, HPHY 442L).

 

Non-Discipline-Specific Learning Outcomes

Students will work cooperatively, professionally, and ethically with others towards a common goal: (HPHY 241L, HPHY 242L, HPHY 375L, HPHY 376L, HPHY 441L, HPHY 442L).

 

Program Outcomes

  • Students will experience a science-based curriculum characterized by rigor and breadth and depth of course offerings.
  • Students will experience high quality instruction in courses offered within the department.
  • Students will be provided with effective advising related to course work and academic planning.
  • Students will have access to and use of quality lab facilities and equipment in the course of their studies.
  • Students will be given opportunities to participate in discipline-specific scholarship.