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Student Learning Outcomes

BA/MD Combined Degree Program: Health Medicine and Human Values (HMHV) Student Learning Outcomes

Broad Program Learning Goals & Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this Degree Program

Goal A: Students will reflect upon their learning process and experiences and identify and articulate their most effective learning strategies, as well as their strengths and weaknesses as learners.

Learning outcomes:  Students will be able to:

  • A1.  Identify and evaluate areas of achievement and development as students, writers and individuals.
  • A2.  Identify and evaluate their most effective and least effective methods and strategies of learning.

 Goal B:  Students will develop and demonstrate competencies in the basic sciences and in mathematics and statistics that will prepare them for medical school and medical practice.

Learning outcomes:  Students will be able to:

  • B1.  Apply basic principles from chemistry and physics to understanding living systems.
  • B2.  Apply quantitative reasoning to describe or explain phenomena in the natural world.
  • B3.  Apply the process of scientific inquiry to generate hypotheses, design experiments and evaluate data.

Goal C:  Students will develop and demonstrate competencies in humanities and social science research methods and written and verbal communication—with an emphasis on understanding the social determinants of health broadly as well as in the specific context of social and cultural diversity in New Mexico—that will prepare them for medical school and for medical practice.

Learning outcomes: Students will be able to:

  • C1.  Analyze, interpret, and evaluate texts and experiences related to medicine and health and communicate in written and verbal form the results.
  • C2.  Conduct research, interpret data related to medicine and health and communicate in written and verbal for the results.
  • C3.  Analyze, interpret and evaluate texts and data related to the social determinants of health to identify the ways differences in race, gender, class, ethnicity and culture affect health and policy.