Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the 22-month Master’s Degree Program for Pathologists’ Assistants, the graduates will:
- Recognize and respect the diversity of patients and fellow health care providers as well as acknowledge one’s responsibilities to patients’ families and the community at large.
- Effectively communicate and collaborate with other health care professionals in Interprofessional teams.
- Engage in evidence-based practice within the anatomic pathology laboratory while making a conscious, continued effort to improve performance.
- Synthesize clinical information from various sources to present comprehensive clinical pathologic correlations.
- Communicate complex anatomic pathology information effectively in written, verbal, and photographic forms.
- Discern normal structure and function of organs, tissues, and cells from pathologic changes as demonstrated by selecting appropriate techniques for collecting, handling, submitting, and processing specimens.
- Embrace and actively participate in a systems approach to reducing error, ensuring safety, and improving quality of care.
- Understand the value of information technology and promote its utilization in professional practice.
- Provide leadership in the laboratory through an understanding of management techniques and the operations and services provided in the anatomic pathology laboratory to facilitate efficiency and productivity.
- Conduct the practice of a Pathologists’ Assistant in a professional manner, and by doing so, act as a steward of the profession for students, colleagues, and the public through education and research into the art and science of the practice of anatomic pathology.