Student Learning Outcomes
university health services
Assessment efforts in the Division of Student Affairs focus primarily on student learning. In addition to ensuring that we are meeting the needs of students, our efforts are driven by our curiosity to know in what ways our programs and services help students to learn more about themselves and others, apply that learning, and integrate it into their lives.
Health Services, as a service oriented department within the Division, strives to facilitate student learning and formation utilizing the strategic pillar of Health and Wellness as a foundation. The Health and Wellness pillar promotes health education strategies that encourage lifelong habits to maintain physical and mental wellbeing.
Below is a list of student learning outcomes from recent departmental assessments conducted by Health Services:
Students Rights and Responsibilities Regarding Their Health
Students that seek medical care at Health Services will be educated on their right to information regarding issues surrounding their health, recommended treatment plans and follow-up care as well as the benefits of scheduling appointments. View a copy of the Patient Bill of Rights
Latent Tuberculosis Counseling
Students that are identified as at risk for developing latent tuberculosis (TB) will be counseled and educated about positive PPD skin tests, symptoms of active TB and how the illness could impact their personal well being. They will be educated on the social and global impact tuberculosis has and the importance of treating latent TB as well as the potential side effects of treatment medication. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for comprehensive information on tuberculosis.
APPROPRIATE USE OF ANTIBIOTICS
Students will be educated on the appropriate use of antibiotics and why they are not used to treat viral infections. In addition they will learn that when not used correctly, antibiotics can actually be harmful to your health and can result in antibiotic resistance to infections. They are taught that when you have a virus, antibiotics will not make you feel better or feel better faster. Visit the CDC website for more information.
AWARENESS AND VISIABILITY
Students in the Boston College community will be aware of the location and hours of operation of University Health Services (UHS). Students will be educated about the different specialty areas of service available at the Primary Care Center.
BRIEF ALCOHOL SCREENING AND INTERVENTION ASSESSMENT
Students identified as having high risk alcohol behavior receive brief counseling to understand risks associated with personal drinking habits, educated on safer strategies to reduce risk and referred for additional counseling if warranted.