2013 Spring Bio-MedicalElectronicsSLOAssessment

2013 Spring Bio-MedicalElectronicsSLOAssessment








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Bio-Medical Electronics SLO Assessment,
Spring 2013
Results
Published: 5/13/2013

Survey Overview
Description
Bio-Medical Electronics, Spring 2013
Instructions Provided To Respondents
There are four sections in this survey.
•The first section contains two questions about your overall experience in the program. 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.
•The second 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.
•The third section addresses the specific outcomes for your program. Please focus on yourself in this
section.
•The conclusion provides a comment section for any additional information you would like to share about
your experience with your program and Western Technical College.
Thank you for completing this survey.
Respondent Metrics
Respondents:
9
First Response:
4/26/2013 10:34 AM
Last Response:
5/11/2013 06:03 PM

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Survey Results

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The following is a tabular depiction of the responses to each survey question. Additional comments
provided by respondents, if any, are included after each table.
Section - General Overview of Program
Instructions Provided To Respondents
We appreciate your feedback, comments and suggestions. The information you provide will strengthen
our program. Thank you.
1. What did you like about this program?
Course content. Experiences. The instruction of the program. (0000000636 Anonymous)
How close the teachers are able to work with their students (0000000637 Anonymous)
I like how we do a lot of hands on training. It really set me up for when I moved on to my internship at a
hospital. I also like how Lilly, one of the program instructors, goes very in depth into the topics that she
covers. Although going in depth can be boring at times, I look back and am happy for the in depth learning.
(0000000430 Anonymous)
I liked the fact that we had a very broad range of stuff to learn. I feel like I know a little about everything.
Lilly was very knowledgeable and took the time to answer and explain our questions. (0000000640
Anonymous)
I liked the hands on parts of the program. The internships were one of the biggest and best things it
offered (0000000349 Anonymous)
Internship experience was very helpfull. (0000000557 Anonymous)
student to professor ratio and the amout of one on one time avalible (0000000638 Anonymous)
student to professor ratio and the amout of one on one time avalible (0000000639 Anonymous)
Very informative, prepared me for work in the biomed field. (0000000558 Anonymous)
2. What would you change about this program?
Bigger room (0000000637 Anonymous)
bigger room (0000000638 Anonymous)
bigger room (0000000639 Anonymous)
I thought the program was excellent. (0000000558 Anonymous)
Jon didn't seem to understand that we were students who didn't know much about biomedical
equipment. He spent most of our first year showing us videos that weren't related to biomed. Then he
would let us out after being in class for 20 minutes. This was great at first but then looking back it seemed
like he could've spent the class teaching instead of showing youtube videos. He also didn't like when we

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questioned him, he got very defensive and made me personally not comfortable asking questions. I believe
I would've got more out of the program if I didn't feel threatened to ask questions that I either didn't
understand or agree with. (0000000640 Anonymous)
More time doing internships. (0000000349 Anonymous)
The biomed text we used wasn't well written or easy to understand. Different biomed specific text should
be utilized. (0000000557 Anonymous)
There is not much I would change about the program. I think that the program classes really supplement
each other, for example we will learn something in our electronics class and then go apply the recently
learned info in a different class. (0000000430 Anonymous)
Waiting list transparency and fairness. (0000000636 Anonymous)
Section - Western Technical College Core Abilities
Instructions Provided To Respondents
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 segment. As a result of this
program:
3. I have learned effective communication skills.
100%
9
Yes
4. Comments on effective communication skills.
Through emailing my program instructors, being put through many classes with different teachers, and
going off site for classes, it forces you to learn good communication skills. (0000000430 Anonymous)
5. I am able to apply mathematical concepts.
100%
9
Yes
6. Comments on application of mathematical concepts.
I love the math lab. It is a great environment to complete homework and stay on task. It helped me work
through concepts that were difficult for me as well. (0000000430 Anonymous)
7. I learned how to transfer social and natural science theories into practical applications.
100%
9
Yes
8. Comments on transferring social and natural science theories into practical applications.
I've found through my internship that everything we covered in program classes is very useful.
(0000000430 Anonymous)
9. I learned critical thinking skills.
100%
8
Yes

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10. Comments on critical thinking skills.
Critical thinking is a must in the biomed field. Our teachers gave us as students a push to troubleshoot
problems, general problems and with medical equipment. (0000000430 Anonymous)
11. I have learned to use technology effectively.
100%
9
Yes
12. Comments on effective use of technology.
Western's electronics lab and biomed classroom have great technology that is related to things that I use
on a daily basis in my internship. (Digital multi-meters, test equipment, safety analyzers, soldering irons
and related equipment.) My internship is located at a prestigious hospital/campus and it is nice to say that
some of the equipment at Western is newer with more features! (0000000430 Anonymous)
13. I have learned to value myself and work ethically with others in a diverse population.
100%
9
Yes
14. Comments on valuing self and working ethically in a diverse population.
15. I am able to make decisions that incorporate the importance of sustainability.
100%
8
Yes
16. Comments on incorporating the importance of sustainability.
I don't know what this means lol. (0000000557 Anonymous)
Section - Specific Program Outcomes
Instructions Provided To Respondents
This section addresses the specific outcomes for your program. Please focus on yourself in this section.
As a result of this program, I learned to:
17. Demonstrate clinical workplace ethics.
100%
9
Yes
18. Comments about learning this program outcome.
I could write a decent amount about this, but the main point I'd like to get across is that Jon and Lilly really
stress proper clinical ethics. I learned to think "If it was my Mother in the hospital and she was going to use
the equipment that I fixed, how would I go about repairing this equipment?" (0000000430 Anonymous)
19. Utilize knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology.
100%
9
Yes
20. Comments about learning this program outcome.
We learned a lot about anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology. (0000000430 Anonymous)
21. Demonstrate understanding of the machine/physiology interface.
100%
9
Yes

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22. Comments about learning this program outcome.
Excellent (0000000636 Anonymous)

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Through "the wall of transducers," on-site experience, and lectures, I am very competent with machine/
physiology interfacing. (0000000430 Anonymous)
23. Instruct others in the operation of Biomedical equipment.
100%
9
Yes
24. Comments about learning this program outcome.
This is an important topic because a biomed is often finding user error. I learned how to communicate in a
professional way with the user in order to make them feel like you are not putting them down, but helping
them out. (0000000430 Anonymous)
25. Maintain biomedical equipment using test equipment and hand tools.
100%
8
Yes
26. Comments about learning this program outcome.
Excellent instruction and experience of this (0000000636 Anonymous)
We especially learned these things in our on-site experience. We also used plenty of test equipment and
tools in electronics and fabrication techniques classes. (0000000430 Anonymous)
27. Demonstrate basic electronics skills.
100%
9
Yes
28. Comments about learning this program outcome.
Western is extremely fortunate to have Mitch Shultz. As a student I could really tell that he is passionate
about his work, and truly cares that the student succeeds. I don't think I would have the same experience
with a different instructor. (0000000430 Anonymous)
29. Demonstrate a competency of computers and networks used with biomedical equipment.
100%
9
Yes
30. Comments about learning this program outcome.
Lilly did a good job teaching us about medical networks and computer hardware. (0000000430
Anonymous)
Taking networking classes offered by networking instructions would be helpful. (0000000636
Anonymous)
31. Explain aspects of imaging systems.
100%
9
Yes
32. Comments about learning this program outcome.
I would have loved to have more hands on experience with imaging equipment. We did get a good amount
of lectures in our imaging class. (0000000430 Anonymous)
Very good content (0000000636 Anonymous)

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Section - Conclusion

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Instructions Provided To Respondents
Please use this space to share any other feedback, comments, or suggestions about your experience at
Western Technical College.
33. Comments
Excellent experience overall. The waiting list needs to be transparent and fair. (0000000636 Anonymous)
Great program. I would really like to thank all of my program instructors. I was offered a great job already
because of my experience and hard work. I'd like to see Jon with more experience, he is a good
instructor,and will get better in the future. (0000000430 Anonymous)
I believe Lilly is a great teacher and Western should do whatever they can to keep her. I also believe
Western should seriously look into the way Jon teaches and conducts himself towards students. He
constantly told us that he had so much knowledge but I wish he would've tried to share that with us.
(0000000640 Anonymous)
I really like how this program not only taught me the skills about being a biomed, but it turned me into a
more mature individual. (0000000557 Anonymous)
Thanks for everything... (0000000637 Anonymous)