ERIC Number: ED193511
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
A Guide to Task Analysis for Competency Based Education. Health Occupations. Task Linkage Project Publication No. 4.
Georgia State Univ., Atlanta. School of Education.
Developed through synthesis and review of existing task analysis literature, this guide lists tasks expected to be performed by workers in ten health occupations and presents information for incorporating these tasks into articulated secondary and postsecondary competency based educational programs. Task listings are presented for the following occupations: dental assistant, dental laboratory technician, emergency medical technician, medical assistant, medical laboratory technician, medical secretary, operating room technician, practical nurse, respiratory therapy technician, and x-ray technologist. An introduction and five appendixes discuss using these task lists in program development. Tasks are listed by suggested instructional sequence with various program exit points noted by job title. The appendixes cover the following topics: an overview of competency based education; the relationship of duties, tasks, performance objectives, and criterion referenced measures; understanding duties, tasks, and procedural steps in competency based instruction; completers, leavers, and the concept of multiple career options (discussion of organizing a curriculum which allows students to take only a portion of an instructional sequence and still be a program completer by federal guidelines); and a model for curriculum organization. A bibliography follows. (MN)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Competence, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Dental Assistants, Dental Technicians, Health Occupations, Job Analysis, Job Skills, Medical Assistants, Medical Technologists, Nurses, Postsecondary Education, Practical Nursing, Program Development, Radiologic Technologists, Secondary Education, Secretaries, Surgical Technicians, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Office of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Univ., Atlanta. School of Education.