MCO Program Outcomes

All program outcomes


 Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate honesty and integrity. 

    P1. Demonstrate behaviors expected of optometrists, including compassion, accountability, and patient confidentiality

    P2. Recognize personal limitations of knowledge and skill regarding optimal patient care

  • Students will demonstrate professional ethics, keeping the patient's welfare foremost.

    E1. Conduct themselves as expressed in the Optometric Oath, AOA Code of Ethics, and AOA Standards of Professional Conduct

    E2. Demonstrate respect for the dignity of every patient and a commitment to empathetic and confidential care

    E3. Demonstrate an understanding of the conflicts of interest inherent in health care delivery and the ability to incorporate those principles into decisions affecting patient care.

    E4. Demonstrate honesty and integrity in all interactions with patients and their families, colleagues and others with whom the optometrist must engage in their professional life

  • Students will demonstrate understanding in practice management, basic and clinical sciences including medical, vision and optical sciences, and the health care delivery system.

    Students will exhibit knowledge of:

    K1. Anatomy/Physiology

    K2. Binocular Vision/ Visual Perception

    K3. Contact Lenses

    K4. Environmental Vision

    K5. Vision and Human Development (Pediatric through Geriatric)

    K6. Lasers/Injections/Minor Surgical Procedures

    K7. Ocular and Systemic Pathology

    K8. Optics/Ophthalmic Optics

    K9. Pharmacology

    K10. Public Health

    K11. Vision Rehabilitation

    K12. Vision Therapy

    K13. Practice Management

  • Students will perform skills essential to patient care and provide the highest quality patient care with effective communication, cognitive and motor skills to prevent, diagnose, treat, and manage clinical conditions.

    Students will perform skills essential to patient care:

    S1. Anatomy/Physiology

    S2. Binocular Vision/ Visual Perception

    S3. Contact Lenses

    S4. Environmental Vision

    S5. Vision and Human Development (Pediatric through Geriatric)              

    S6. Lasers/Injections/Minor Surgical Procedures

    S7. Ocular and Systemic Pathology

    S8. Optics/Ophthalmic Optics

    S9. Pharmacology

    S10. Public Health

    S11. Vision Rehabilitation

    S12. Vision Therapy

    Students will provide the highest quality patient care with effective communication, cognitive and motor skills to prevent, diagnose, treat, and manage clinical conditions.

    S13. Use clinical reasoning to determine diagnoses with differentials, appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, and appropriate management plans

    S14. Prescribe ophthalmic materials, contact lenses, vision therapy, vision rehabilitation, pharmaceuticals and perform, refer, and co-manage surgical procedures (as applicable by state law)

    S15. Demonstrate problem-solving and critical-thinking skills that integrate current knowledge and research, and the human dimensions of patient care to assure the highest quality of care for each patient

    S16. Demonstrate effective, efficient, and sensitive communication with patients, their families, and university personnel

  • Students will demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to a diverse patient population by providing high quality, culturally appropriate care to all patients.

    CC1. Recognize how cultural differences impact doctor-patient interactions, health behaviors and health outcomes among different populations.

    CC2. Describe how social determinants contribute to health disparities.

    CC3. Demonstrate self-awareness of personal beliefs and biases which may negatively influence patient interactions or outcomes

    CC4. Adhere to legal requirements which address cultural and linguistic issues in health care

  • Students will demonstrate interprofessional communication and partnership for the most effective patient care.

    IPE1. Work with individuals of other professions to maintain a climate of mutual respect and shared values

    IPE2. Apply knowledge of one’s own role and those of other professions to appropriately assess and address the health care needs of patients, initiate referrals and participate as a member of the patient care team

    IPE3. Communicate with colleagues, communities, and professionals in health and other fields in a responsive and responsible manner that supports a team approach to the promotion and maintenance of health and the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of disease

  • Students will demonstrate basic research principles, application of evidence-based research to patient care and develop a mindset of retaining and enhancing clinical knowledge and skills. 

    LL1. Exhibit self-directed learning and acquisition of new skills

    LL2. Describe the importance of being actively engaged in life-long learning practices within the dynamic landscape of the profession

    LL3. Apply qualitative and quantitative approaches to Optometric research

    LL4. Apply the latest evidence-based research to patient care LL5. Demonstrate awareness of professional development and/or advocacy opportunities outside of the curriculum