ERIC Number: ED359991
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Basis of Accreditation for Educational Programs in Allied Medical Disciplines.
Canadian Medical Association, Ottawa (Ontario).
Designed as a guide to accreditation for educational programs in the allied medical disciplines in Canada, this report provides educators with guidelines, general requirements and requirements for specific programs. Following information on the organization, structure, goals and terminology of accreditation of allied medical programs in Canada, the first part provides general requirements and guidelines for programs in all allied medical disciplines in Canada. Guidelines are presented with respect to responsibility for educational programs, program committees, program objectives, program structure, program direction/coordination, didactic program staff, clinical education, instructor/student ratio, medical input, program records, program policies, educational facilities, recommended number of students, and program self-evaluation. Part II provides specific accreditation requirements and guidelines for programs in each of the following allied medical disciplines: medical laboratory technology (general and subject), cytotechnology, radiography, radiation therapy technology, nuclear medicine technology, diagnostic ultrasound technology, respiratory therapy (basic and advanced), emergency medical technology (levels I, II, and III), ophthalmic medical assisting technology, and cardiovascular perfusion technology. Appendixes include information on: categories of accreditation; steps in the accreditation process; responsibilities of accredited programs; and specific procedures for accreditation of subject and advanced programs in respiratory therapy as well as sample accreditation application forms. (PAA)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accreditation (Institutions), Accrediting Agencies, Allied Health Occupations Education, Allied Health Personnel, Community Colleges, Eligibility, Evaluation Criteria, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Institutional Evaluation, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Technical Education, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Canadian Medical Association, 1867 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1G 3Y6 ($20 Canadian).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Medical Association, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada