Student Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the MSPA degree, students will be able to demonstrate:

  1. An investigative and analytical approach to patient care incorporating core medical knowledge and critical thinking skills. (PA1)
  2. Interpersonal communication skills to develop therapeutic, culturally sensitive, and ethically sound relationships with patients, their families, and other members of the health care team. (PA2)
  3. Patient-centered care that incorporates medical knowledge, procedural skills, team- based care, and the active involvement of patients and families in their own health care across the lifespan. (PA3)
  4. Positive values and ideals consistent with an ethical and professional approach to patient care, including the acknowledgement of professional and personal limitations. (PA4)
  5. Practice and systems-based analysis to ensure patient safety and improve outcomes through continuous quality improvement. (PA5)
  6. Appropriate responses to the complexities of the dynamic health care system by practicing in a cost effective and socially responsible manner while focused on the interest of the individual patient. (PA6)