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ERIC Number: ED318015
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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The Health Professional as Writer: Two Models for Integrating Writing into the Curricula of Baccalaureate Health Programs.
Haneline, Douglas
Current changes in health care professions requiring practitioners to have more and better communications skills are necessitating the integration of writing into the health curricula of higher education programs. At Ferris State University, a number of models (in Optometry, Dental Hygiene, Health Systems Management, Nursing, Pharmacy, Medical Record Administration, and Industrial and Environmental Health Management) co-exist for the inclusion of technical writing instruction in the health curricula. These models successfully employ (1) a close and supportive relationship between English and program faculty; (2) placement of the writing course as late as possible in the curriculum, i.e., the last quarter or semester prior to internship or employment; (3) course development that takes the actual nature of the profession's writing demands into account; (4) integration of assignment and grading responsibilities among writing teacher and program faculty; (5) consistent follow-up in the writing class, at the internship site, and among graduates of the program; and (6) writing teachers able and willing to cross a considerable cultural divide both in terms of academic culture and subject matter. (KEH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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