ERIC Number: ED126350
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
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An Introduction to the Profession of Medical Technology. Second Edition.
Williams, M. Ruth; Lindberg, David S.
The publication, intended primarily as a textbook for an introductory course in medical technology, also contains information useful to high school and junior college guidance counselors and of interest to medical technologists as a reference on the historical background of the profession. The book first defines medical technology and then presents a brief historical review. Subsequent chapters describe: the development of standards for training (registration, certification, and licensure), accrediting agencies, education and training (academic programs, clinical training, evaluating medical technology programs, opportunities for the physically handicapped, and graduate study), interpersonal relationships as a student and employee, employment opportunities (hospitals, the private laboratory, public health laboratories, sales, industry, research, teaching, other employment opportunities, salaries, and the future of medical technology), professional ethics, professional organizations and registries, supportive personnel and other certifications, and personnel policies. Each of the 11 chapters is followed by a reference list. Some chapters also include a list of suggested readings. Appended are the addresses of nine professional organizations and a 21-item glossary. (Author/MS)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Allied Health Occupations Education, Certification, Clinical Experience, Educational Programs, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Opportunities, Ethics, History, Interpersonal Relationship, Medical Technologists, Occupational Information, Personnel Policy, Professional Associations, Professional Occupations, Program Descriptions, Student Role, Textbooks
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Publication Type: Books
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