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ERIC Number: ED134820
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Articulation for Allied Health. Final Report. Omnibus Dissemination Project.
Havens, Cheryl C.
There exists in health occupations education, two types of educational institutions. One type prepares students for a certificate, and the other for a degree. The objective of the Articulation Project for Allied Health was to establish and document a procedure by which students with technical certificates could receive college credit, recommending the most logical and educationally sound method of accomplishing credit transfer with minimal loss of credit. The methodology involved in the project was to assimilate accumulated data and recommendations and to conduct interviews with professionals involved in the various fields of study. The professions chosen for this study were (1) certified laboratory assistants, (2) radiologic technologists, (3) certified operating room technicians, and (4) certified respiratory therapy technicians. A fifth area, that of medical secretary/medical assistant, was also examined and though a model could not be developed, an assessment was made of the various degree and non-degree programs in Kentucky with regard to the development of a career ladder. The quality of instruction required for AMA (American Medical Association) national accreditation of programs was considered a basis for evaluation of vocational program essentials. Beyond determining program essentials, specific procedures by which credit could be awarded to graduates of vocational-technical health occupations programs was delineated in the project. (A description of major activities and summary of the program articulation models for the five professions are included in the report.) (HD)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Articulation (Education), Career Ladders, Certification, Credits, Curriculum Design, Degree Requirements, Educational Certificates, Health Occupations, Medical Assistants, Medical Laboratory Assistants, Medical Technologists, Models, Postsecondary Education, Secretaries, State Programs, State Universities, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Research Coordinating Unit, Lexington.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky