ERIC Number: ED110751
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Allied Health Education/Transfer of Credit: Recommendations of the North Carolina Articulation Project.
Boatman, Ralph H., Ed.; Huther, John W., Ed.
The North Carolina Allied Health Articulation Project was launched to develop procedures which would enable an individual to transfer credit from an allied health education program in one setting to some program in higher education. In 1972-73, study committees were appointed to deal with the allied health professions of physical therapy, radiologic technology, medical laboratory technology, and the dental auxiliaries. The following year committees focused on medical record administration, nutrition and dietetics, respiratory therapy, and environmental health technology. The disciplines of this report are restricted to those for which preparation is likely to be acquired in two and four-year institutions of higher education. The three basic patterns leading to professional status which are expected to prevail are: (1) pre-professional curriculum--associate degree (optional), (2) basic professional curriculum--academic certificate or associate degree, and (3) intermediate professional curriculum--academic certificate or associate degree. The third section of the report examines problems related to credit transfer involving criteria for admissions, credit, grades, curriculum, student services, and institutional autonomy, and then recommends appropriate guidelines. More than half of the document consists of an appendix which outlines the status and the recommendations for the transfer of credit of the eight allied health professions studied by this project. (EA)
Descriptors: Administration, Allied Health Occupations Education, Articulation (Education), Credit Courses, Credits, Dental Assistants, Dietetics, Educational Programs, Environmental Technicians, Medical Laboratory Assistants, Medical Record Administrators, Medical Record Technicians, Nutrition, Physical Therapy, Postsecondary Education, Radiologic Technologists, Transfer Policy
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. Div. of Allied Health Manpower.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Community Colleges, Raleigh.; North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill.