ERIC Number: ED203741
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
University of Connecticut School of Allied Health Professions: Program Evaluation for the 1979-1980 Academic Year.
The vocational curricular evaluation model (MCC) developed by the Division of Planning and Development at the Metropolitan Community College Administration Center is used to evaluate the University of Connecticut's School of Allied Health Professions. The three undergraduate programs focused on are physical therapy, clinical dietetics and medical technology. Five of six major criteria suggested in the MCC Model were used in the program evaluation: (1) a program's relationship to the job market profile; (2) a program's success in meeting career aspirations of clientele; (3) a program's success in terms of student job performance; (4) a program's level of community support; and (5) a program's success in reaching the handicapped and disadvantaged student. Several results and recommendations are offered such as: the undergraduate programs in physical therapy, medical technology and clinical dietetics are producing students needed in the job market; areas requiring improvement are evaluation of patients, orthopedics, neurology, pharmacology, management, cardiopulmonary, professional development, and interpersonal skill training; follow-up activities should be conducted by both the medical technology and physical therapy programs with respect to supportive services; and the physical therapy program needs to examine where areas of improvement can be focused with regard to clinical skills training. Tables, appendices and a glossary are provided. (LC)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Allied Health Occupations Education, Allied Health Personnel, Clinical Experience, College Students, Community Support, Dietitians, Disabilities, Higher Education, Job Performance, Job Placement, Labor Market, Medical Technologists, Minority Groups, Occupational Aspiration, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Community Relationship, State Universities, Therapists
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ., Storrs. School of Allied Health Professions.