Student Learning Outcomes & Assessment

The OHSU Assessment Plan has several components all of which are designed to support processes in which OHSU academic programs engage in meaningful data-driven program improvement as well as meet our regional accrediting bodies' standards. Specifically regarding SLOs, NWCCU specifies:


The institution provides programs, wherever offered and however delivered, with appropriate content and rigor that are consistent with its mission; culminate in achievement of clearly identified student learning outcomes; and lead to collegiate-level degrees or certificates with designators consistent with program content in recognized fields of study.


The institution identifies and publishes expected course, program, and degree learning outcomes. Expected student learning outcomes for courses, wherever offered and however delivered, are provided in written form to enrolled students.


Credit and degrees, wherever offered and however delivered, are based on documented student achievement and awarded in a manner consistent with institutional policies that reflect generally accepted learning outcomes, norms, or equivalencies in higher education.

To ensure the highest levels of quality, all academic programs create and implement assessment plans that articulate student learning outcomes and assessment activities for determining student achievement of outcomes.  Additionally, all academic programs reflect on student assessment and program statistical data as part of an annual reflection and review process.

OHSU Graduation Core Competencies (Approved 2013)


Affiliated Programs

  • Clinical Laboratory Science (OregonTech)
  • Paramedicine (OregonTech)

Joint Programs

  • Healthcare Management (Portland State University)
  • Medical Physics (Oregon State University)
  • Pharmacy (Oregon State University)

School of Dentistry

  • Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)
  • Endodontics
  • Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
  • Periodontics

School of Medicine

  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB-EBS)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomedical Informatics with a focus in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
  • Biomedical Informatics with a focus in Clinical Informatics (Clinical)
  • Biomedical Informatics with a focus in Clinical Informatics (Research)
  • Biomedical Informatics with a focus in Health Information Management
  • Biostatistics
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cell and Developmental Biology
  • Clinical Dietetics
  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Computer Science Engineering
  • Dietetic Internship
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Science and Engineering
  • Health Science and Technology Entrepreneurship
  • Healthcare Management
  • Human Investigations Program
  • Medical Doctor
  • Medical Doctor/Doctor of Philosophy
  • Molecular and Medical Genetics
  • Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
  • Neuroscience
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Physiology and Pharmacology
  • Public Health: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Radiation Therapy

School of Nursing

  • Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Health Systems and Organizational Leadership
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Nurse-Midwifery
  • Nursing (Bachelor of Science - Ashland AccBacc)
  • Nursing (Bachelor of Science - Ashland)
  • Nursing (Bachelor of Science - Klamath Falls)
  • Nursing (Bachelor of Science - La Grande)
  • Nursing (Bachelor of Science - Monmouth)
  • Nursing (Bachelor of Science - PDX (Post-AAS Transfer))
  • Nursing (Bachelor of Science - PDX 3 year)
  • Nursing (Bachelor of Science - PDX AccBacc)
  • Nursing (Bachelor of Science - RNBS)
  • Nursing (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
  • Nursing (Doctor of Philosophy)
  • Nursing Education
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Public Health: Primary Care and Health Disparities

School of Public Health

  • Environmental Systems and Human Health (MPH)
  • Epidemiology (MPH)
  • Epidemiology (PhD)