ERIC Number: ED314559
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Medical Skills and Related Health Careers. COM-LINK. Competency Based Vocational Curricula with Basic Skills and Academic Linkages.
This competency-based module uses the Ocean County (New Jersey) Vocational-Technical Schools curriculum-infused model for infusing basic skills instruction into vocational education. The model demonstrates the relationship of vocational skills to communication, mathematics, and science. The document begins with a philosophy statement; preface; a table that explains the number of hours required for academic credit in various programs and the number of those hours that are devoted to basic skills and vocational activities; matrices that show in which courses specific basic skills are taught; a list of objectives; and an explanation of student activities. The rest of the document consists of matrices that describe the relationship of vocational skills to basic skills within the medical skills and related health careers program. These pages are organized by instructional unit and the topics within them. For each topic and associated task(s) are listed the theories and the communication, math, and science skills covered. Also listed are the expected student outcomes. The 17 units are: orientation; safety; anatomy and physiology; medical ethics; determining patient needs; caring for patient personal needs; bedmaking; collecting specimens; assisting with examinations; maintaining an aseptic environment; taking and recording vital signs; determining patient nutritional needs; performing transfers; performing diagnostic tests; assisting with rehabilitation; office procedures; and identifying job responsibilities of various health careers. (KC)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Allied Health Occupations, Allied Health Occupations Education, Anatomy, Basic Skills, Communication Skills, Competency Based Education, Integrated Curriculum, Mathematics Skills, Medical Assistants, Medical Evaluation, Medical Services, Occupational Information, Physicians Assistants, Physiology, Science Instruction, Secondary Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Ocean County Vocational Technical School, Toms River, NJ.
Note: For related documents, see CE 053 146-174.