Master of Science in Anesthesia

Student Learning Outcomes


Academic Assessment

Assessment for student learning and institutional improvement is a core value and ongoing activity at UMKC. Our faculty members have developed a course and program focused outcomes assessment process for the M.S. Anesthesia program, which is completed every year. The process is guided by the following mission, program goals, and student learning outcomes.

The mission of the Master of Science in Anesthesia program is to prepare and educate students with advanced specialized knowledge and skills; thereby graduates will become compassionate, competent and ethical patient-centered anesthesiologist assistants who work within an anesthesia Care Team.

Program Goals:
  1. Produce competent entry-level anesthesiologist assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains
  2. Advance the Anesthesiologist Assistant Profession
Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Patient care
    Students will demonstrate competency in five domains of patient care 1) preoperative preparation/anesthetic plan, 2) patient monitoring, 3) airway management, 4) patient positioning, and 5) anesthesia record.
  2. Integration of basic medical knowledge into clinical practice
    Students will demonstrate competency in applying key concepts from foundational coursework in the clinical setting. The student must master content in patient monitoring and instrumentation, co-existing diseases, physiology, and pharmacology.
  3. Clinical management
    Students will demonstrate competency in five domains of clinical management 1) multitasking, 2) problem solving skills, 3) specialty specific management and techniques, 4) responds to changes in patient status, and 5) and overall case management.
  4. Professionalism
    Students will demonstrate competency in self-learning and professional conduct.
  5. Communication
    Students will demonstrate understanding of their role in communicating with preceptors, operating room staff, and patients.