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COLLEGE OF HEALTH

Philosophy

The philosophical foundation of the AUP College of Health is rooted in the concept of wholism, as quoted from Dr. Paul Tournier, “The Whole Person in a Broken World”. Health is viewed as resulting from the harmonious development and integration of man’s spiritual, social, physical, and intellectual dimensions. The Whole Man, through enlightened choices and actions, appropriately adapts himself to the total environment, for the fulfillment of the Creator’s design.  Thus, health is seen as a positive, dynamic, and purposeful way of life, the attainment of which calls for specific lifestyle changes by individuals and communities.

Mission and Identity

As an integral part of the extensive network of the educational and health care institutions operated by the Seventh-day Adventist church around the world, and particularly its mother institution, the Adventist University of the Philippines (AUP), the College of Health (COH) identifies itself as a Christian school of health.  As such its mission is the preparation of professionals, in both public health and allied health fields, who will serve as Jesus Christ did in bringing total health at the individual and community levels.

Professional Orientation

While this college gives priority to preparing health education leaders for the man-power needs of its affiliated organizations, it also recognizes its responsibility for the training of competent professionals for service in public and other private health agencies.

The curriculum design and teaching methods stress creativity in designing and implementing public health programs and projects which are scientifically sound, socially relevant, and culturally acceptable.  The affiliated institutions offer an unparalleled resource for community health study and practice, while the rural setting of the spacious campus of AUP offers abundant opportunity for practical experience in developing prototypes of model projects applicable in Third World countries.  Moreover, in the adjacent Manila and suburbs is located an extensive variety of public health agencies and organization with libraries and other professional resources available to our students.

MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE DEPARTMENT

Mission

The Medical Laboratory Science Department is committed to provide quality education in the performance of laboratory tests, procedures, and analyses used in the detection, diagnosis, and prognosis that may lead to the prevention and treatment of diseases.

 

Vision

To be a leading training center of medical laboratory scientists in the Asia-Pacific region by 2022.

 

Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science

 

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

  1. Demonstrate technical competence in the performance of clinical laboratory tests in aid of diagnosis, treatment, and management of diseases vis-à-vis biosafety and waste management.
  2. Demonstrate analytical and critical thinking skills in the workplace.
  3. Engage in the collection, analysis, and projection of health information for improving the health care management system.
  4. Demonstrate inter-personal skills, leadership qualities, and ethical practice of the profession.
  5. Apply research skills in relevant areas of Medical Technology/Medical Laboratory Science Practice.
  6. Participate in community-oriented activities.
  7. Engage in life-long learning activities.
  8. Demonstrate effective teaching and communication skills.

PROGRAM INDICATORS

  1. Collect, handle, and process biological specimens properly and safely.
  2. Perform laboratory testing accurately through the use of appropriate techniques, skills, and technology.
  3. Analyse and interpret laboratory test data.
  4. Monitor testing procedures, equipment, and professional/technical competency using quality assurance methodologies.
  5. Operate instruments properly and perform appropriate preventive and corrective maintenance.
  6. Adhere to all laboratory safety rules and regulations.
  7. Use computers and laboratory software competently.
  8. Discuss appropriate and novel technology for Medical Technology/Medical Laboratory Science application.
  9. Carry out the evaluation of new procedures and instruments.
  10. Apply principles of educational methodology and laboratory management.
  11. Demonstrate skills in quality assurance and continuous quality improvement.
  12. Evaluate the validity of the generated data and assure its reliability before reporting.
  13. Recognize errors/problems and perform root cause analysis to establish a course of action.
  14. Apply the principles of educational methodology and resource management.
  15. Collect health information for health care management.
  16. Analyze health information data.
  17. Interpret health information data.
  18. Contribute in designing and planning a course of action to address health concerns and issues.
  19. Work effectively with peers, with multi-disciplinary, and multi-cultural teams.
  20. Demonstrate good inter-personal skills with patients and co-workers.
  21. Plan and organize activities.
  22. Practice professionalism.
  23. Practice the principles of data security and patient’s confidentiality.
  24. Exhibit ethical behavior.
  25. Identify research topic relevant to Medical Technology/Medical Laboratory Science.
  26. Use appropriate research methods.
  27. Perform the research according to plan.
  28. Analyze and interpret research data.
  29. Disseminate research results.
  30. Plan and organize medical technology-related activities in the community.
  31. Apply the principles of good practice in community service and social responsibility.
  32. Implement, monitor and evaluate activities in the community.
  33. Discuss trends/developments in Medical Technology/Medical Laboratory Science practice.
  34. Participate in professional seminars or other continuing professional development activities.
  35. Provide proper information and instruction to patients.
  36. Implement proper classroom management and instruction.
  37. Follow oral and written instructions.
  38. Prepare correct communication materials.
  39. Communicate effectively across multiple platforms.

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

  1. To equip students with the knowledge, attitudes and skills in the performance of clinical laboratory procedures needed to help the physician in the proper diagnosis, treatment, prognosis and prevention of diseases.
  2. To develop skills in critical and analytical thinking to advance knowledge in Medical Laboratory Science and contribute to the challenges of the profession.
  3. To produce graduates who are licensed to work in clinical laboratory practice, schools, diagnostic industry/drug companies, and in specialized fields.
  4. To train students in leadership skills that promote competence and excellence.
  5. To uphold in the students the moral and ethical values in the service of society and in the practice of the profession.

 

NUTRITION AND DIETETICS DEPARTMENT

Mission

The Nutrition and Dietetics Department is committed to provide quality education in the promotion and maintenance of optimal health through proper nutrition.

 

Vision

To be a leading Adventist educational institution in the training of nutritionist-dietitians in the Asia-Pacific region by 2022.

 

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics

 

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

  1. Promote the role of nutrition and dietetics for human well-being in relation to the needs, resources and potentials of individuals, groups and families.
  2. Practice comprehensive nutritional care for the total wellness of individuals in a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural settings.
  3. Integrate nutrition concerns with local and national development efforts.
  4. Manage nutrition programs for individuals, groups, and institutions.
  5. Manage a foodservice unit in hospital or other settings.
  6. Implement an economically viable activity related to nutrition and dietetics.
  7. Design and/or conduct a scientific study on food, nutrition, and related topics.
  8. Uphold ethical standards of the profession.
  9. Engage in lifelong learning activities.
  10. Advance the Christian mission of bringing health and healing to man through committed service.

PROGRAM INDICATORS

  1. Acquire knowledge and skills in food, nutrition, and dietetics.
  2. Design, plan, and conduct nutrition promotion and advocacy programs.
  3. Practice nutrition and dietetics following professional standards.
  4. Assess the nutritional status of individuals.
  5. Provide nutrition care following standards procedures.
  6. Practice professionalism by providing nutrition care using correct procedures.
  7. Practice the principles of data security and patient’s confidentiality.
  8. Work effectively with other disciplines.
  9. Exhibit ethical behavior towards other members of the profession/discipline.
  10. Formulate nutrition plans/programs.
  11. Integrate nutrition concerns in local and national development plans.
  12. Conduct assessment.
  13. Plan nutrition programs.
  14. Implement nutrition programs.
  15. Monitoring and evaluation of nutrition programs.
  16. Prepare and conduct feasibility study.
  17. Plan and manage a foodservice unit.
  18. Demonstrate administrative skills in quality assurance and continuous quality improvement.
  19. Apply the principles of resource management.
  20. Apply food safety and nutrition principles.
  21. Identify an economically viable activity.
  22. Plan, implement, and manage the activity.
  23. Prepare financial status.
  24. Use computers and laboratory software effectively.
  25. Identify research topic relevant to the field of study.
  26. Design appropriate methods.
  27. Perform the research according to plan.
  28. Analyze and interpret research data.
  29. Communicate/share research results.
  30. Practice professionalism.
  31. Practice the principles of confidentiality.
  32. Work effectively with other disciplines.
  33. Exhibit ethical behavior towards other members of the profession/discipline.
  34. Ability to plan and organize activities.
  35. Apply principles of educational methodology.
  36. Apply principles of management.
  37. Keep current of the development in food, nutrition, dietetics, and related fields (continuing professional education and development).
  38. Plan and organize nutrition related activities in the community.
  39. Implement, monitor and evaluate nutrition activities in the community.
  40. Integrate faith, values, and learning.

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

  1. To equip students with fundamental knowledge, attitudes and skills in foods, nutrition, dietetics, management, and allied fields.
  2. To train students for professional responsibilities in education and communication, food and nutrition research, clinical dietetics, food service industries, wellness programs and public health nutrition education.
  3. To produce graduates who can work as licensed nutritionist-dietitians in hospitals, schools, food industries, food service establishments, and other health agencies.
  4. To develop students who are responsive to the needs, resources and potential of the society.
  5. To imbue in the students the ideals, aspirations and traditions of his country in keeping with global developments.