ERIC Number: ED023394
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Extending Campus Resources.
American Association of Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.
In selecting clinical facilities for health technology programs, many points must be considered, since competence in this field cannot be achieved without clinical experience. This guide describes (1) the important differences between clinical practice and work-study programs, (2) the selection of off-campus facilities, predicated on a thorough analysis of the program's needs versus the feasibility of on-campus simulation of a service environment, (3) the establishment of rapport between clinic and college personnel, with agreement on the goals of the program, (4) the number and kind of clinical facilities needed for the different courses, (5) the need for keeping up with the rapid changes in the field, (6) an outline of responsibilities for instruction, supervision, and evaluation, and (7) contractual agreements to clarify the shared and separate roles and responsibilities of clinic and college personnel. The guide comments on professional standards (both existing and required) and lists possible laboratory extension resources, such as hospitals, clinics, health centers, nursery schools, nurseries, physicians' and dentists' offices, rehabilitation centers, long-term care agencies, sanitation departments, biological laboratories, and ambulance services. Minimum requirements for all programs are locker space, dressing rooms, work and conference space for instructors, library and reference materials, and eating facilities. The guide also lists available printed materials for use in planning these programs. (HH)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Laboratory Technology, Paraprofessional Personnel, Technical Education, Training Laboratories, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
American Association of Junior Colleges, 1315 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($0.75).
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Authoring Institution: American Association of Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.