ERIC Number: ED069904
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of the Clinical Laboratory Occupations. The UCLA Allied Health Professions Project.
California Univ., Los Angeles. Div. of Vocational Education.
The objectives of this study which was conducted as part of the UCLA Allied Health Professions Project were: (1) to determine the percent of medical laboratory workers who perform a comprehensive list of tasks and procedures; (2) to evaluate this performance in terms of certification and specialty area; and (3) on the basis of these data, to make recommendations on curriculum for medical laboratory personnel. A National Technical Advisory Committee, representing leaders in the medical laboratory field, was established, a survey instrument was developed, based on a task inventory of medical laboratory occupations, and a national survey of various types of laboratory facilities was conducted. The survey data, evaluated as a basis for curriculum development, established that: (1) Routine tasks include equipment maintenance, specimen processing, and the use of laboratory equipment, (2) Tasks in the four clinical areas of urinalysis, hematology, microbiology, and biochemistry could serve as a basic curriculum for beginning students, (3) Some difficult training procedures should be delayed until the educational background is developed, and (4) A yearly curriculum review is necessary to insure continued relevance to educational needs. Numerous tables present the data. (Author/AG)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations, Allied Health Occupations Education, Career Development, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Hospital Personnel, Medical Laboratory Assistants, National Surveys, Tables (Data), Task Analysis, Vocational Education
University of California, Allied Health Professions Project, 1003 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, California 90401 ($3.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Div. of Vocational Education.