ERIC Number: ED237709
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
The Development of an Associate Degree in Rural Health Promotion: Philosophy, Administration, Evaluation, Products. A Final Report on the Paraprofessional Rurally Oriented Family Home Health Training Program.
Myer, Donna Foster
A project was undertaken at Baptist College in Charleston, South Carolina to develop a two-year associate degree program to train paraprofessional home health personnel to promote family health in rural areas. After receiving the contract, the college recruited a project director to serve in its Natural Sciences Division. The project director worked together with representatives from the faculty, local health care providers, and health educators from other colleges to develop a proposed curriculum. The curriculum turned out to be a 66-credit program designed to prepare students to provide community- and family-based health supportive services in the areas of disease prevention and health promotion. The curriculum, which had a strong natural science base, focused on the biological and psychological aspects of human health and included studies in religion, sociology, and communication skills. During the course of the program development effort, project staff organized and implemented community and faculty workshops and developed a variety of resource materials, including project brochures, instructional materials, seven separately bound instructor resource guides, and evaluation forms. (Appended to this report are the project brochures, evaluation forms, and excerpts from course materials.) (MN)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Associate Degrees, Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Family Health, Health Education, Health Personnel, Higher Education, Home Health Aides, Home Programs, Home Visits, Hygiene, Instructional Materials, Material Development, Needs Assessment, Paraprofessional Personnel, Program Design, Program Development, Resource Units, Rural Areas, Rural Education, Teaching Guides
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Baptist Coll. at Charleston, SC.