ERIC Number: ED381188
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Mar-26
Multi-Source, Multi-Level Articulation in the Era of Health Reform: Articulating the Health Sciences to Health Services Administration Baccalaureate Programs.
Prager, Carolyn; And Others
The education and reeducation of health care professionals remain essential, if somewhat neglected, elements in reforming the nation's health care system. The Pew Health Professions Commission (PHPC) has made the reform of health care contingent upon the reform of education, urging educational institutions to design core curricula with interdisciplinary emphases around 17 general competencies responsive to emerging systems of health care delivery. The PHPC has recommended model core curricula through broadly based majors and minors in allied health. The National Health Care Skill Standards Project is developing connected performance and content standards that link the academic core to occupational clusters. Senior institutions can help bring postsecondary health science education into congruence with impending changes through multi-source, multi-level articulation that provides more flexible vertical and horizontal access routes for different postsecondary health science populations to more generic baccalaureate completion programs. New baccalaureate completion programs should have: (1) an enrollment design that accommodates a heterogeneous student mix from the universe of clinical areas of competency and different forms of licensure preparation; (2) a transfer credit design that maximizes access; (3) active cooperation between sending and receiving institutions in curriculum planning; and (4) a broadly integrated view of the entire health care delivery system. A description of the use of this approach by Franklin University and Columbus State Community College is included. (KP)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Allied Health Occupations Education, Articulation (Education), Associate Degrees, Bachelors Degrees, Change Strategies, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Higher Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Nursing Education, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the North Central Association (100th, Chicago, IL, March 26-29, 1995).