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Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Fundamental Knowledge. Students can understand and analyze healthcare ethics theory and methods as well as major applied topics.
  2. Multi-disciplinary Study. Students can critically relate healthcare ethics with multi-disciplinary fields in health care as a diverse and global enterprise (e.g., empirical research, law, medicine, philosophy, religion, science).
  3. Scholarship. Students can research and write scholarly essays, teach and communicate effectively, and present academic papers that present cogent argument(s), engage scholarly literature, and demonstrate critical thinking and analysis.
  4. Professionalism. Students can integrate academic learning with experiential learning in clinical/organizational rotations as a function of service-learning and development as a healthcare ethics professional.
  5. Ethical Leadership. Students can function with expertise in healthcare ethics and provide ethical leadership with the knowledge, skills, and competencies that characterize professional services (e.g., ethics consultations, membership on ethics committees and institutional review boards).
  6. Co-Curricular Practices for Life-Long Learning. Students can foster co-curricular practices for life-long learning to personally value and engage the clinical, organizational, and professional components of healthcare ethics in a global context.  Practices include: accessing journals and literature for developments in healthcare ethics; networking with colleagues in professional associations and settings; fostering a community of scholars in the Center’s programs such as by participating in seminars and colloquia, preparing for comprehensive exams, and writing doctoral projects.


Academic Learning Outcomes Assessment Plan

Name of degree and department:

Center for Healthcare Ethics.
Program in health care ethics:

  • PhD (doctor of philosophy) degree.
  • DHCE (doctor of health care ethics) degree.
  • MA (master’s of arts) degree.
  • MA/JD (joint degree).
  • Online Graduate Certificate Program (18 credit hours).

School: McAnulty College & Graduate School of the Liberal Arts.

Date submitted/revised: 07-31-09; 06-29-10.

Anticipated plan period: FY10-FY14 (Fall 2009-Spring 2014), 5 years.

Web site posting program learning goals/outcomes: www.duq.edu/chce

Dimensions of a Duquesne Education (adopted below as DDE):

  1. Understanding and knowledge.
  2. Intellectual inquiry and communication.
  3. Ethical, moral, and spiritual development.
  4. Diversity and global mindedness.
  5. Leadership and service.

I. Student Learning Outcomes
Ii. Assessment Methods & Timeline

  1. Assessment Methods

Iii. Curriculum Mapping

Iv. Addenda

  1. Learning Outcome Report For Faculty After Each Course
  2. Student Seminar Series Addressing Hce’S 6 Los
  3. Student Survey After Graduation
  4. Annual Hce Form To Review Los
  5. Action Items, Fy10, 2009-10
  6. Action Items, Fy11, 2010-11