ERIC Number: ED209968
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
Techniques and Strategies in Clinical Laboratory Science Education.
Vittetoe, Marie; Morris, Frances J.
A mailed survey sent to faculty from 132 medical technology schools, 64 medical laboratory technician schools, and 58 certified laboratory assistant schools yielded 355 responses concerning most frequently vs. least frequently used teaching techniques and most effective vs. least effective teaching techniques. Information on where and how professional attitudes and human relations skills were taught was also obtained. The raw numbers results are reported in tabular form from which rank ordered lists have been generated. In general, the teaching techniques reported to be most frequently used and most effective are those methods that are efficient (e.g., lecture and discussion) and that involve a high degree of student/faculty interaction (e.g., demonstration with return and problem-solving). Techniques reported least frequently used and least effective were lecture only, self-instruction, and programmed learning. Professional attitudes and human relations skills are reportedly taught (1) in the clinical laboratory, (2) through specific course content, and (3) integrated throughout the program. Role models, lecture and simulations were given as ways in which these skills were imparted. The data from this survey will be subjected to statistical analysis and will be reported at a later date. It speculated that differences in techniques and strategies used in clinical laboratory education have changed with educational technology and that further advances will be noted due to cultural, sociological, technological, economic and societal changes in the future. On-going studies are recommended. The survey form is appended. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Clinical Teaching (Health Professions), Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Technology, Higher Education, Interpersonal Competence, Laboratory Procedures, Lecture Method, Medical Technologists, National Surveys, Occupational Surveys, Questionnaires, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Clinical Laboratory Occupations
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Medical Technology (June 1981).