ERIC Number: ED033647
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Publication Date: 1968-May-24
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Feasibility Study on the Proposed Hunter College Institute of Health Sciences.
Dacso, Michael M.; Konheim, Beatrice G.
This document proposes that an Institute of Health Sciences be established as a new unit of the City University of New York (CUNY) within the framework of Hunter College in cooperation with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. The Institute's bachelors and masters programs would prepare professionals to work with physicians on health teams. The prototype undergraduate curriculum is based on the concept that only students educated in the social sciences, humanities, arts and natural sciences will have the breadth of understanding and the professional discipline to use their skills and knowledge effectively. Various combinations of liberal arts, specialized science and technical courses plus clinical experience are suggested for the health sciences programs, 3 of which are patient-oriented (Radiotherapeutic Technology, Communications Science and Physical Therapy), 1 community-oriented (Community Health Education), and 1 laboratory or research-oriented, with alternate professional specializations (Laboratory Science Technology, leading to Medical Technology or to research in biology). The curriculum for laboratory science technology is the most demanding one proposed. The teaching staff will comprise faculty of CUNY's senior and community colleges and of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Staff members from Mount Sinai Hospital and its affiliated hospitals' clinical research laboratories will serve as adjunct instructors. (WM)
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Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Hunter Coll.