All College of Applied Medical Sciences graduates, regardless of their specialization, should possess core competencies that meet the needs of the health care system, as agreed upon by latest scientific health professions education (as recommended by the Summit of Allied Health Education, 2002). The following are the five competencies that the graduates of CAMS are expected to achieve:
Provide patient-centered care
Identify, respect and care about patients’ differences, values, preferences and expressive needs; relieve pain and suffering; coordinate continuous care; listen to and continuously advocate disease prevention, wellness and promotion of healthy lifestyles, including a focus on population health .
Work in interdisciplinary teams
Introduce and integrate care in teams through cooperation, collaboration and communication to ensure that care is continuous and reliable.
Employ evidence-based practice
Integrate the best research with clinical expertise and patient values for optimum care and participate in learning and research activities to the best extent feasible.
Apply quality improvement
Applying quality improvement principles means identifying errors and hazards in care;understanding and implementing safety design principles such as standardization and simplification; continually understanding and measuring quality of care in terms of structure, process and outcomes in relation to patient and community needs; and designing and testing interventions to change processes and system of care, with the objective of improving quality.
Communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate errors and support decision-making using information
technology related to the respected health profession.