Program Learning Outcomes - 717

Program learning outcomes outline what Mohawk's graduates need to know and be able to do after they complete this program.

Initially, most program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators. Now, they are reviewed and updated during program review, in consultation with employers, graduates, and current students.

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Vocational Standards

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Communicate effectively and professionally as a member of a multi-disciplinary healthcare team using current and relevant terminology, behaviour, and language that are appropriate to the audience being addressed.
  2. Function competently and professionally within the specific scope of practice for a cardiac sonographer through the application of technical skills and relevant body of knowledge.
  3. Evaluate the role of the cardiac sonographer within the multi-disciplinary healthcare team.
  4. Provide care that recognizes and respects the dignity, culture, and individuality of patients and clients in a safe environment.
  5. Operate ultrasound equipment to optimize image quality and patient/workplace safety.
  6. Perform examination procedures, obtain images, correlate results, and analyze data using critical thinking and problem solving.
  7. Act in an ethical, safe, responsible and accountable manner in interactions with patients, families, members of the health care team and others.
  8. Work as an effective intra-professional and inter-professional health care team member, assuming a leadership role as appropriate and as required.

Essential Employability Skills

All graduates with the following Ontario College credentials, Ontario College Certificate, Ontario College Diploma and Ontario College Advanced Diploma, must be able to reliably demonstrate Essential Employability Skills in a combination of the following 11 skill areas:

  1. Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfills the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.
  2. Respond to written, spoken or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.
  3. Execute mathematical operations accurately.
  4. Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.
  5. Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.
  6. Locate, select, organize and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.
  7. Analyze, evaluate and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.
  8. Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems and contributions of others.
  9. Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.
  10. Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.
  11. Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions and consequences.

Find out more about Essential Employability Skills here.