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General Education Competencies

General education competencies for all UTHSC baccalaureate degrees are:

Critical Thinking

Students will demonstrate their ability to solve problems, construct and present cogent arguments in support of their views, and understand and evaluate arguments presented by others.


Students will demonstrate appropriate skills in planning, preparing, and presenting effective oral and written presentations.


Students will be able to explain interprofessional practice to patients, clients, families, and/or other professionals, describe the areas of practice of other health professions, and express professional pinions competently, confidently, and respectfully while avoiding discipline specific language.

General education competencies will be measured through tools and strategies such as student performance on oral presentations, written critiques of research papers, and papers written in capstone courses.

May 26, 2022