ERIC Number: ED219506
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Educational Handbook for Health Personnel. Revised Edition. WHO, Offset Publication No. 35.
Guilbert, J. J.
Designed to help educators of health and medical personnel to increase their own skills so as to make learning easier for their students, this handbook contains information and activities to help teachers define the professional tasks that will provide the basis for determining educational objectives, plan a curriculum, and construct tests and other measurement devices. In a discussion of educational objectives the following topics are covered: importance of defining professional tasks, selection of training goals, examples of services provided by rural health units, types of educational objectives, and identifying the components of a task. Described in a section on evaluation planning are the nature of evaluation, selecting an evaluation method, formative and certifying evaluation, aims of student evaluation, and organizing an evaluation system. Various aspects of program construction are covered, including curriculum planning principles, aims and methods of teaching, integrated teaching and learning, and use of specification tables. Addressed next are reasons and guidelines for implementing various test and measurement techniques. Suggestions are provided for organizing an educational workshop. A glossary, index, and bibliography conclude the handbook. (MN)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Behavioral Objectives, Competence, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Evaluation Methods, Guidelines, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Medical Education, Postsecondary Education, Professional Continuing Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Rural Areas, Skill Development, Teacher Improvement, Teaching Skills, Test Construction, Vocational Education, Workshops
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Health Organization, Geneva (Switzerland).