ERIC Number: ED157993
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Relevance of Health Care Administration Curricula.
This study sought to determine whether the curricula of master's level health administration programs in the United States are relevant to professional needs and whether these programs change appropriately as professional needs change. The content is in seven chapters. The first covers the research design and survey methodology. Chapter 2 describes the types of health care organizations for which graduates were working, employment trends, and the geographic distribution of the respondents. The third chapter explores some important characteristics of the organizations which employed most program graduates and analyzes the types of positions they held while the next chapter describes the principal on-the-job activities of the graduates in various organizational settings. Chapter 5 on curriculum relevance and emphasis relates employment patterns and on-the-job activities to master's level educational programs. It first presents the graduates' judgments as to the relevance of eighteen curriculum topic areas and then explores their perceptions of curriculum emphasis in the same eighteen areas. Chapter 6 contains alumni evaluations of master's level programs along several dimensions including overall quality and adequacy in specific skill areas. In chapter 7, the findings regarding the internal processes of program evaluation and curriculum change are presented. The final chapter summarizes and discusses the major findings. (EM)
Descriptors: Administration, Administrator Education, Administrators, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Employment, Employment Patterns, Employment Qualifications, Employment Statistics, Geographic Distribution, Graduate Surveys, Health Occupations, Health Personnel, Higher Education, Masters Degrees, National Surveys, Occupational Information, Occupational Surveys, Program Attitudes, Program Evaluation, Relevance (Education)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources Administration (DHHS/PHS), Hyattsville, MD. Div. of Associated Health Professions.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia. Leonard Davis Inst. of Health Economics.
Identifiers: United States
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