2015 Spring Medical Laboratory Technician Student SLO Assessment Survey

2015 Spring Medical Laboratory Technician Student SLO Assessment Survey

Student Learning Outcome Assessment
Medical Laboratory Technician
Spring 2015

Published: 04/29/2015

Table of Contents

Overall Experience…………………………………………………………........1
Instructions Provided:
“Use this section to identify things you liked, things you would change, and to
communicate any other comments about your overall experience in the
program. If you have feedback about the instruction or anything else related to
the overall program, please address that in one of these questions.”

Core Abilities……………………………………………………………………...2
Instructions Provided:
“This section addresses the college core abilities. The core abilities are overall
skills that all graduates should acquire during their experience at Western. Focus
on yourself in this section.”

Program Outcomes………………………………………………………………5
Instructions Provided:
“This section addresses the specific outcomes for your program. Please focus on
yourself in this section.”

Conclusion………………………………………………………………………..9
Instructions Provided:
“Please use this space to share any other feedback, comments, or suggestions
about your experience at Western Technical College.”

OVERALL EXPERIENCE
1. What did you like about this program?
Text Response
Everything
Instructors were very nice, smaller class sizes, challenging, lab portions
I liked the clinical experience in both the large and small hospitals and clinics.
the interactive ability
The hands on nature of the learning
I really liked that we got to spend a lot of time working in hospitals during clinical rotations.
There was a great amount of freedom as to how to information was learned. Every student was
encouraged to learn in their own way, and I feel encouraging freedom is the most important way
to teach students.
The high value in classmate and classroom communication.
All of the hands on lab work.
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Value
9

2. What would you change about this program?
Text Response
Nothing
More one on one for certain classes such as advanced heme and micro
The length of clinical is too long in the last year with only one personal day and no days off in
the spring session.
There is a lot crammed in..
The scheduling of classes made my life a little a little more dificult
It would be nice if there were more analyzers we could learn to do maintenance on, though I
understand that they are incredibly expensive so it is probably not an option.
Nothing
With so much changing in the actual hospital settings and methods going in and out of date, I'd
like to focus more on what is actually needed as far as doing the job in the hospital. Sometimes
I felt we were learning out of date or too much excessive material that was causing us to spilt
our focus too much away from the important things
Go back to the quarter system not the trimester.
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May 18, 2015

Value
9

1

CORE ABILITIES
3. As a result of this program:
Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

Question

0

2

5

2

9

I have learned
effective
communication
skills.

4. Provide any comments you have on effective
communication skills you learned.
Text Response
Ability to communicate with lab personnel's
I dont believe there was much focus on this topic. I did learn how to talk with my fellow
laboratorians
I learned what needs to be communicated among hospitals professionals in a lab, and how best
to get information to the desired location.
With all the writing and speechs I have had to do I think my communication skills have
improved.
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Total Responses

Value
4

5. As a result of this program:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

1

0

4

4

9

I am able to
apply
mathematical
concepts.

6. Provide any comments you have on mathematical
concepts you learned.
Text Response
math was not that big of a deal for us
I have leard to calculate chemistry values.
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May 18, 2015

Value
2

2

7. As a result of this program:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

0

I learned
how to
transfer
social and
natural
science
theories into
practical
applications.

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

1

0

5

3

9

8. Provide any comments you have on transferring social
and natural science theories into practical applications.
Text Response
i dont believe social theories were ever discussed
In the MLT program we have to be able to communicate with the patient as well as proform the
test on the samples.
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Value
2

9. As a result of this program:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

I learned
critical
thinking
skills.

0

0

0

3

6

9

10. Provide any comments you have on critical thinking
skills you learned.
Text Response
That was the main goal of our program and I was accomplished in every class
I have learned to interpret lab values and how they relate to the patients condition.
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Total Responses

May 18, 2015

Value
2

3

11. As a result of this program:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

0

I have
learned to
use
technology
effectively.

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

4

5

9

12. Provide any comments you have on what you learned
about using technology effectively.
Text Response
There is alot of technology in the lab and we learned about most of it
I learned how to run and maintain a large variety of very complicated analyzers.
All the analyzers that I have used in the course is a very good example of the technology I have
learned.
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Value
3

13. As a result of this program:
Question
I have
learned to
value
myself and
work
ethically
with others
in a diverse
population.

Strongly
Disagree

0

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

2

7

9

14. Provide any comments you have on what you learned
about valuing yourself and working ethically with others in a
diverse population.
Text Response
Ethicis is big
There are many different kinds of people and personallities in this field so that is a important
skill.

May 18, 2015

4

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Total Responses

Value
2

15. As a result of this program:
Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

Question

0

1

4

4

9

I am able to
make
decisions
that
incorporate
the
importance
of
sustainability.

16. Provide any comments you have on what you learned
about incorporating the importance of sustainability in
decisions you make.
Text Response
Statistic
Total Responses

Value
0

PROGRAM OUTCOMES
17. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question
practice
laboratory
safety and
regulatory
compliance.

May 18, 2015

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

0

2

7

9

5

18. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
I dont want any of the diseases we have talked about.
This program made safety a top priority for students to learn. Good lab habits were taught in
class and these habits were expected to be carried over to the lab setting.
Using all PPE is a must in any lab!
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Value
3

19. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

0

1

8

9

collect and
process
biological
specimens
for
analysis.

20. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
Hand drawing should be added to phlebotomy, I know there is limited time but it is becoming a
more critical skill
It is importent to know how to collect and process all specimens.
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Value
2

21. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question
monitor
and
evaluate
quality
control in
the
laboratory.

May 18, 2015

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

0

2

7

9

6

22. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
Quality control is needed so that we know the results we are putting out are accurate.
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Value
1

23. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Strongly
Disagree

Question

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

5

4

9

0

apply modern
clinical
methodologies
including
problem
solving and
troubleshooting
according to
predetermined
criteria.

24. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
I am have learned this skill but with time will be better at it.
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Total Responses

Value
1

25. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

correlate
laboratory
results to
diagnosis
of clinical
conditions
and/or
diseases

0

0

1

3

4

8

May 18, 2015

7

26. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
I understand the importance of being able to think about this, however as pointed out in clinicals
by many differenet techs, we do not diagnosis nor do we get access to patient history which is a
key factor is diagnosis anyways
With time I will get better at diagnosis.
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Total Responses

Value
2

27. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

1

5

3

9

perform
information
processing
in the
clinical
laboratory.

28. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
i am not sure about this one as all lab LIS systems are different and at clinical they didnt really
teach us much about this
The processing of information is done on computers and I am getting better at it.
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Total Responses

Value
2

29. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question
model
professional
behaviors,
ethics, and
appearance.

May 18, 2015

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

0

4

5

9

8

30. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
I do my best to keep up my appearance and ethics.
Statistic
Total Responses

Value
1

CONCLUSION
31. Please use this space to share any other feedback,
comments, or suggestions about your experience at Western
Technical College.
Text Response
I feel that an effort needs to be made with other colleges or universities to have program credits
transfer to the CLS programs or bioligical sciences programs in perticular at Viterbo or UWL as
this would greatly help or futures
This program is one I would recommend up and down the street. Not only did I learn so much
about this profession, I learned that I absolutely picked the right profession. Throughout this
program I became so much more excited about the prospect of working in a hospital doing this
work. That is one thing I would hope most people take from this program. You should be able
to leave this program knowing whether or not this job is for you, and I you decide it is, you WILL
be fired up.
I have enjoyed my time here at Western Technical College and have learned that I can do
anything!
Statistic
Total Responses

May 18, 2015

Value
3

9