ERIC Number: ED166390
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May
Reference Count: 0
Education for Educators in Medical Technology.
Olson, Thomas Hans
A slide/tape self-instructional package was developed to be used to teach instructional skills in medical technology courses. Although medical technologists need to obtain these skills in order to function effectively in internship programs and employee training, they do not have the time for their inclusion in the standard curriculum. An audiovisual self-instructional course was recognized as the solution because it can be administered by the students at their own pace and convenience and still provide effective training. To determine if such a course would be acceptable to medical technologists, a survey was conducted of 200 university and hospital programs nationwide. The 126 respondents generally agreed with the need for such a course and were receptive to an audiovisual format. A literature review showed that a competency-based teaching method would be an effective instructional skill for medical technologists to master. The course which was then developed consisted of 150 slides and accompanying statements to explain the use of goals and performance objectives in teaching. Further work is still required to field test its effectiveness and make necessary revisions. (Copies of the survey questions and the audiovisual script are included.) (ELG)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin Univ., Eau Claire. Div. of Allied Health.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master's Thesis, Wisconsin University ; Parts of appendix may be marginally legible