ERIC Number: ED022958
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Knowledges Commonly Useful in Twelve Allied Health Occupations. Report No. 25. Final Report.
Wallenstien, Robert J.
Forty-eight instructors and forty-one practitioners representing 12 occupations (dental assistant, dental laboratory technician, inhalation therapist, medical assistant, medical records technician, associate degree nurse, practical nurse, occupational therapist, physical therapist, X-ray technician, medical secretary, and medical laboratory assistant) rated 279 items of knowledge from the various sciences, psychology, and sociology as "not needed,""helpful," or "essential." Groups of basic knowledges from the fields of anatomy and physiology were judged "helpful" or "essential" by 60 percent or more of the respondents representing all the occupations. Respondents in all fields except medical records and occupational therapy indicated need for knowledge of microbiology. Respondents representing occupational therapy were the only ones who indicated no need of chemistry, while respondents from all occupations indicated need for some knowledge of physics. Only respondents in the laboratory field indicated that knowledge of psychology and sociology would not be useful. Respondents representing the field of medical records indicated a slight need for chemistry, physics, and microbiology knowledges and a greater need for familiarity with terminology associated with human anatomy and physiology. The hypothesis that certain cores of knowledge are commonly useful in the 12 occupations was supported. (JK)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington State Coordinating Council for Occupational Education, Olympia.; Washington State Univ., Pullman. Coll. of Education.