ERIC Number: ED024815
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Planning and Development of a School of Health Occupations for Amarillo College
Lipscomb, Joe L.; Wallace, Geraldine J.
The purpose of the study was to determine the paramedical needs for the 57-county area, the types of educational programs indicated, the curricular content for each program, and the facilities required. Questionnaires and interviews revealed that needs ranged from 5 percent per year for dental assistants to 35 percent per year for nursing home personnel. Hospitals estimated increased needs of 62 percent by 1970. Programs selected for immediate implementation were medical laboratory technician, radiologic technologist, medical records technician, medical office assistant, and dental assistant; the associate degree nurs and mental health associate programs were already under development. Other 2-year programs and short-term programs were investigated for future implementation. Programs were organized within the School of Health Occupations under direct patient service, indirect patient service, administrative service, and health related service, and a curriculum design was worked out for each program by an occupational advisory committee in cooperation with the general education committee. The expanding Medical Center gave promise of adequate clinical facilities. Detailed information about programs to be implemented, those under consideration, and equipment costs are included. (JK)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Administrator Qualifications, Advisory Committees, Allied Health Occupations, Allied Health Occupations Education, Clinical Experience, Curriculum Development, Educational Finance, Equipment, Facilities, Health Occupations, Labor Needs, Occupational Information, Program Content, Program Costs, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Teacher Qualifications, Technical Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Occupational Research Coordinating Unit, Austin.; Amarillo Coll., TX.
Identifiers: Amarillo College TX; Texas