ERIC Number: ED086115
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
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Core Curriculum and Program Costing. Final Report.
Smith, J. Stephen
This document presents an analysis of the total costs for operation of degree programs during 1972-73. The direct instructional costs for all courses provided by the Basic Science departments and the Schools of Allied Health, Medicine, and Dentistry are determined through standard-format budget review, faculty interview, workload study, and effort reporting. These direct costs are combined with indirect administrative and capital expenses to obtain a total Medical Center cost. Preprofessional course costs and internship costs are obtained from other educational facilities to provide a total cost per student. The cost data are used in a computer-based cost simulation modeling system to test the economic benefits of course-sharing in new degree programs. The model testing supports a unified faculty decision to establish a new operational base of degree programs with one common goal so that students may be served through a core curriculum. An appropriate core curriculum is proposed, and the ramifications of its adoption are discussed. (Author)
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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. Div. of Allied Health Manpower.
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Univ. Medical Center, New Orleans. School of Allied Health Professions.