ERIC Number: ED338847
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Medical Assistant. Ohio's Competency Analysis Profile.
Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.
This Ohio Competency Analysis Profile (OCAP), derived from a modified Developing a Curriculum (DACUM) process, is a comprehensive and verified employer competency list for a medical assistant program. It contains units (with or without subunits), competencies, and competency builders that identify the occupational, academic, and employability skills needed to enter this occupation. Within that outline are are three levels of items: core, advancing, and futuring. Core items are essential to entry-level employment and are required to be taught and will be the basis for questions on the state vocational competency tests. Advancing items are needed to advance in a given occupation. Futuring items are needed to enter and remain in a given occupation 3 to 4 years from now. This OCAP contains 13 units: (1) principles of medical ethics; (2) quality assurance; (3) infection control and hazards management; (4) medical database; (5) patient education; (6) examinations; (7) medications; (8) medical emergencies; (9) laboratory procedures; (10) general office procedures; (11) insurance; (12) financial functions; and (13) employability. (YLB)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Business Skills, Competency Based Education, Drug Use, Employment Potential, Entry Workers, Ethics, High Schools, Insurance, Job Analysis, Job Skills, Laboratory Technology, Lifelong Learning, Medical Assistants, Medical Services, Patient Education, Pharmacology, Physical Examinations, Postsecondary Education, Quality Control, Secretaries, State Standards, Task Analysis
Vocational Instructional Materials Lab, Ohio State University, 1900 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090 ($1.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Vocational and Career Education.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.
Identifiers: DACUM Process; Ohio
Note: For related documents, see CE 059 517-542.