Learning Outcomes

Institutional Learning Outcomes | Program Learning Outcomes | Co-Curricular Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the CNUCOP Doctor of Pharmacy program, students will be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:


Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

ILO 1: Critical thinking. Exercise reasoned judgment to assess technical information and make well-informed decisions using evidence-based approaches.

ILO 2: Written communication. Demonstrate the ability to write coherent, supported, and logically structured prose.

ILO 3: Oral communication. Demonstrates oral communication skills.

ILO 4: Professionalism. Interact with respect, empathy, diplomacy, and cultural competence.

ILO 5: Quantitative reasoning. Demonstrate ability to use mathematics and statistics in problem solving.

ILO 6: Information literacy. Identify and search relevant libraries of information and databases; synthesize information obtained from primary literature using properly referenced citations.

ILO Rubric (pdf)


Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

PLO 1: Foundational Knowledge. Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, abilities, behaviors, and attitudes necessary to apply the foundational sciences to the provision of patient-centered care.

PLO 2: Essentials for Practice and Care. Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, abilities, behaviors, and attitudes necessary to provide patient-centered care, manage medication use systems, promote health and wellness, and describe the influence of population-based care on patient-centered care.

PLO 3: Approach to Practice and Care. Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, abilities, behaviors, and attitudes necessary to solve problems; educate, advocate, and collaborate, working with a broad range of people; recognize social determinants of health; and effectively communicate verbally and nonverbally.

PLO 4: Personal and Professional Development. Use the knowledge, skills, abilities, behaviors, and attitudes necessary to demonstrate self-awareness, leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship, and professionalism.

PLO 5: Interprofessional Competence. Use the knowledge, skills, abilities, behaviors, and attitudes necessary to demonstrate appropriate values and ethics, roles and responsibilities, communication, and teamwork for collaborative practice.

PLO Rubric (pdf)


Co-Curricular Learning Outcomes (CoCuLOs)

CoCuLO 1: Social Awareness and Cultural Sensitivity. Demonstrate awareness of and responsiveness to social and cultural differences by adapting behaviors appropriately and using effective interpersonal skills.

CoCuLO 2: Professionalism and Advocacy. Demonstrate professional behavior and effective interactions with other healthcare professionals, community members, and/or patients and advocate for initiatives to improve patient care, health outcomes, and the profession of pharmacy.

CoCuLO 3: Self-Awareness and Learning. Demonstrate self-awareness through reflection and the development of appropriate plans for self-directed learning and development.

CoCuLO 4: Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Demonstrate innovation and creativity to develop novel strategies to accomplish professional goals, or demonstrate an understanding for how innovation and creativity influence the development of novel strategies to accomplish professional goals.

CoCuLO 5: Public Health and Education. Apply skills learned in the classroom to create and effectively deliver public health initiatives and health-related education to the community.

CoCuLO 6: Service and Leadership. Demonstrate the ability to lead and work collaboratively with others to accomplish a shared goal that improves healthcare.

CoCuLO Rubric (pdf)