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:
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
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:
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
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