Central Maine Medical Center

General Education Learning Outcomes


In pursuit of mastering scientific and quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, and ethical aspects of general studies, students should be able to demonstrate aptitude in the following areas:

Knowledge: understand processes and concepts and their relationship to social, psychological, natural, and physical phenomenon. Specifically students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of biological systems including normal and abnormal functioning, and species interactions as appropriate to the course of study

  • Understand terminology and be able to identify structures related to the scientific field of study

  • Design an experimental plan, and understand a scientific investigation

  • Define psychological concepts and principles

  • Identify basic concepts in effective written and oral communication

Reasoning: demonstrate the ability to solve problems, assess physiologic functions, review and choose appropriate options in completing case studies, assignments, and original works. Students should demonstrate reasoning skills when writing academic essays by applying Aristotle's three methods of argument, ethos (ethics), logos (logic), and pathos (emotional appeal). In meeting these goals students should show achievement in the following areas:

  • Analysis and proper application of case studies

  • Translate various genres of literature

Application: apply critical thinking, analysis and reasoning to various assignments. Students should be able to:

  • Construct/read a graph

  • Complete a basic word problem

  • Demonstrate proficiency in constructing an experimental plan, and performing a scientific experiment

  • Complete a focused project, demonstrating mastery of key concepts appropriate to the discipline studied

  • Analyze at least 3 different works of literature

  • Demonstrate logical argumentation skills

Skills: demonstrate and apply specific skills in each discipline and information literacy, i.e. scientific calculations, written samples, analytical reports of cases, principles and competency in information literacy. The student should be able to successfully:

  • Show proficiency in lab techniques: using a microscope, biological staining and biochemical testing techniques

  • Analyze and evaluate written assignments

  • Demonstrate effective written and oral communication

  • Demonstrate competency in information literacy by assessing and applying appropriate scholarly and non-scholarly information from various sources.



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2014 - 2015

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