2011 BioMed Electronics SLO-student

2011 BioMed Electronics SLO-student







Western Student Learning Results (Program Outcomes) for 2011
# of Grads: 11

Source: Student

# of Responses: 12

Program: Bio-Medical Electronics
Outcome
What did you like about this program?

Yes
12 100.00%

No
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Unk
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NA Result
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Yes
Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes

What would you change about this program?

12 100.00%

0

0

Passionate, intelligent, helpful instructors. Good experiences in the
field.
All of the hands on learning at the hospital. It was really backed up
then with explanations of lecture from Fred and Lilly. The pace of the
semesters were hard paced but I understand why they need to be that
way, and looking back it was a good that it was that way to keep us
motivated, and sometimes that is how it will be in the field.
I think the first year I learned alot. It was quite hard with a ton of
homework and late nights, but it all worked out. After Fred retired, I
didn't learn much in the classes when he wasn't there for the second
year of my degree. I could have sat at home for alot of it. Overall I
think I gained alot of knowledge and as an outcome, hopefully I can
get a job.
I liked that the program tried to cover all of the information that may be
needed in the field. It was difficult at first to understand what a broad
field biomed is, but getting a little experience in it all was a great eye
opener.
Hands on work in labs, knowledgeable faculty, chance to interact with
biomeds on the job through clinicals and internships, Curriculum
related to the job, involvement in clubs and state-wide organization,
good support classes.
Oh, a bunch of stuff. I learned many things about this field that will
help me in my future career.
I liked working in the hospitals and getting the hands on training. I
need to see the equipment in order to make it work.
I liked the ability to work in the field.
I feel more than prepared
I liked the hands on learning and the main topics of the program. This
is a great program for someone of my interests.
The friendly teachers and all the information I was provided. I also
liked having access to Gunderson and the Health Science Center to
work on equipment.
what i liked about this program is, the wealth of information that i
learned and how involved the intructors were. They dedicated their
time and knowledge to make sure we succeeded

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Yes

Yes
Yes

Monday, September 19, 2011

Feedback

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get equipment that works so the student can see how it works in the
first place, then make them find things that you can make the machine
not work.
Newer equipment in the classroom
i think the equipment used in lab should be updated

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Outcome

Yes

No

Unk

NA Result
Yes

Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

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Yes

Use effective communication skills.

12 100.00%

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0

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

12 100.00%

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Yes
Yes

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91.67%

1

8.33%

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We had to learn right away how to communicate with vendors and
manufacturers.
by useing equipment that is in good working order you can then show
how things work in real life.
Yes, I think the program had good communication skills.
yes
Yes, I am able to communicate effectively. This is something that I
feel I was able to do before starting the program, and it is something
that the program helped me improve on as well.

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Yes

Transfer social and natural science theories
into practical applications.

Include more basic electronics courses. For the students that come in
with no electronics history or knowledge it is a lot to learn all at once,
and having more information would be helpful.
I would not change a thing about the program. I obtained a good solid
knowledge in the basics of the field, and was able to explore ohter
more specific areas in more detail.
nothing
I think that there should be more hands on stuff.
I would change the clinicals course. I feel like I did not learn much
from Jon H. in the clinicals course.
I felt I should have learned more my second year from the three
classes I took from the new professor. He appeared unprepared and
that he was not putting forth much effort into teaching the classes.
I would continue to let the students do a summer internship for the first
year. The whole point of college is to get a job. So why make all the
students do their internship in the fourth semester, when they could
have done it last summer and possibly have a job in the fourth
semester. It doesn't make sense.
I would maybe bring in a little bit more of the electronics classes just
for the troubleshooting aspect of particular equipment that could
maybe go down in a hospital system.

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Yes

Apply mathematical concepts.

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Tech math was difficult. But all of the math equations learned for
electronics were very helpful, even if difficult at the time of learning.
The technicial math course was quite hard for me, but I think it got me
ready for the math related parts of the program.
Math has always been a strong suit of mine. The approche to math
was an interesting one. I like how there was more application of
learned concepts than just learning formulas.
I am so glad the way my math teacher helped me through the course,
they showed me that they cared.
We did not cover Logarithms in Tech Math 1A and 1B but i think we
should as we need it to understand some electrical and biomed
concepts such as Decibels. Our fab tech II project required us to know
logs, which I did not know as it was not covered in Tech Math.
Many of the mathematical concepts learned in the math courses are
never used again in the biomedical field.

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Outcome

Yes

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Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Demonstrate ability to think critically.

12 100.00%

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Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes

12 100.00%

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Yes

Yes
Yes

Yes

12 100.00%

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0

Specifically for troubleshooting.
Yes, I think I got more critical thinking part from my internships
though. Also in the troubleshooting class, we didn't do any
troubleshooting, so there was no critical thinking or learning anything
there.
I can see the answer in my head better than trying to explian things.
Critical thinking is key. If you are able to take your time and figure out
a solution to a problem, you have answered all of the questions
already. This program helped me build on the skills I already had.
Could be a little bit more enhanced in the troubleshooting course. But
it is worked on everyday at the hospital when working on equipment.
Everything leared and taught in this program is very useful when it
comes to troubleshooting specific problems.

0
Yes

Use technology effectively.

The social studies classes; sociology, and psychology were actually
not very necessary to me. Either you know how to act in social
situations or you don't. These classes didn't teach me anything new.
Yes. Everything I learned is very useful.
I'm not quite sure how to answer this one.
sure, whatever that means.
Yes the clinicals and internship requirements provide these
application's experiences.

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Yes
Yes

Demonstrate ability to value self and work
ethically with others in a diverse population.

Feedback

Yes, I already knew how to work with others and I know I have a good
work ethic.
The classes in the program helped build on this ability by having some
group assignments, and this was a great way to learn how to work
with different people.
This section is covered very well in this program.
Working on patient equipment everyday and must pass quality tests
and safety of patients always comes first. It is one of the first things
we learned on the first days of school.
I usually get along with everybody, but it was tough to be going back
to school.

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Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes

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Make decisions that incorporate the
importance of sustainability

Monday, September 19, 2011

10

83.33%

2 16.67%

0

Absoulutly
The computer classes that were linked with this program were great. I
learned a lot about what I thought I already knew about.
Absolutly
That was tough for me because some of this tech was new to me.
I learned alot about computers and test equipment.

I have always overcome the tasks that have been put in front of me.
Especially durring internship opportunities.
I learned that it is important to conserve where possible.

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Demonstrate clinical workplace ethics

12 100.00%

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Sure
Sustainability was not mentioned much.

yeah, I got that figured out
Definatly through clinicals and internship training.
I like the work inviroment that i was in. It was tough not to make jokes
all the time though.
This is something that I was able to learn very well. First in our Codes
and Standards class, and then continuing in our Clinical and
Internship classes as well.
I feel that this portion is lacking with in the courses in this program.
By having the chance to work at the local hospital this was instilled
and being able to work at the HSC. It was also instilled properul
professional workplace attire.

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Yes

Yes
Yes

Utilize knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and
medical terminology.

12 100.00%

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Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes

Demonstrate understanding of the
machine/physiology interface.

12 100.00%

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Yes
Yes
Yes
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Instruct others in the operation of Biomedical
equipment.

12 100.00%

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0

When I got to work in the hospitals, thats when it all started to come
together.
The labs that went along physiological processes were a great hands
on experience to se in the interface at work.
Yes.
I can break down many pieces of equipment now and understand how
the components work together, and how they work together.
yep

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Daily basis terms were learned and used and built upon.
I learned alot about the human body and tried to share that with
others.
Learning the basics to these has been very important. To know what
you are working with when someone else uses terminology helps you
to understand what kind of situation you are getting into.
Anatomy I learned some but it is quite hard to remember it all. Medical
terminology I learned some but there is a ton I don't know.
All the course related to this are very effective. I wouldn't change
anything about these courses.

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yah I can do that
I have been able to talk with other students about equipment and
explain how they work and help with homework, and teach how to test
different pieces of equipment.
I loved the fact that I could show others how to work on equipment
because of all the equipment that I haver worked on over the years.
It was good in Clinicals II lecture to have the opportunity to perform an
inservice on equipment. You was a good example of what the
experience of instructing someone else is like.

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Outcome

Yes

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Unk

NA Result

Feedback

Yes
Yes

Yes
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Maintain biomedical equipment using test
equipment and hand tools.

12 100.00%

0

0

Yes.
Very good opportunity to learn of the equipment available.

Awesomeness.
The greatest learning area was the HSC and learning hands on, and
then again at Gundersen.
Health Science Center was a very good opportunity for this.
yep I learned quite a bit in my internships
Clinicals classes were a great introduction to learning how to maintain
equipment, and gives a bit of an insight to the process of doing so.
Thats the one thing that I shine at is working with tools.

0

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Demonstrate basic electronics skills.

12 100.00%

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0
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes

Demonstrate an understanding of computers
and networks used with biomedical equipment.

12 100.00%

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0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes

Explain aspects of imaging systems.

12 100.00%

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0

Med Nets and Cisco I were great in learning a bit more than the
basics to computing
yah but could have learned more or spent more time on it. It gets quite
confusing.
Our networking classes were very helpful.
During the class it felt confused many times, but based on
communicating with staff in the field, I have discovered that the
classes were very good because I can communicate about networks,
and how telemtry systems can work.
Lilly does a great job!
It alsomost kicked my butt, but I need to use the computer more than I
have in my life.

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Monday, September 19, 2011

yep
AC DC fundamentals, along with circuits classes give me all of the
electronics skills that I have. Before these classes I didn't know
anything about electronics
I would change nothing about this.
Very good classes of what we had but could use maybe one or more
additional classes.
Coming in with no history in electronics I feel that I have accomplished
this outcome. Learning everything in AC/DC and then was able to
carry it over to other classes and understand how it all relates.
I'm more electrical than electronical.

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Lilly does a great job of this too!
The imaging class was great. We were able to learn the basics of
many different type of systems.
yah, learned the basics pretty good
while working at Marshfield, I could understand what they were talking
about and was not afriad to ask questions.
I have been able to explain these systems to friends.

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Outcome
Aggregate Assessment of Achievement

Monday, September 19, 2011

Yes
201

98.53%

No
3

1.47%

Unk
0

NA Result

Feedback

0

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