ERIC Number: ED231300
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Kentucky Allied Health Project Final Report: A State System for Allied Health Education.
Kentucky State Council on Higher Education, Frankfort.
The accomplishments of the Kentucky Allied Health Project, which implemented a model articulated system of allied health education, are described. The system included plans to promote transition from one education level to another and articulation in educational planning and resource utilization. The project has greatly increased interinstitutional cooperation and coordination among the 105 allied health programs in Kentucky, 72 of which are offered in the public sector. After an overview of the project, four models for transfer of credit and the opportunity for career mobility are described: preprofessional curriculum, basic professional curriculum, certificate granting basic professional curriculum, and intermediate professional curriculum. An overview of the following allied health disciplines, including educational requirements and transfer agreements, is presented: clinical laboratory sciences education, dental auxiliary education, dietetics/nutrition education, radiological sciences education, rehabilitation therapy education, and respiratory therapy education. Summaries are also presented of allied health manpower studies that were undertaken. Lastly, a summary table is appended of approximately 30 transfer agreements that have been negotiated. (SW)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Articulation (Education), Contracts, Curriculum Development, Dental Hygienists, Dental Technicians, Dietitians, Employment Projections, Higher Education, Medical Technologists, Models, Occupational Mobility, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Radiation Biology, Radiologic Technologists, Statewide Planning, Transfer Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kentucky State Council on Higher Education, Frankfort.
Identifiers: Kentucky Allied Health Project; Respiratory Therapy