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ERIC Number: ED430625
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Pages: 140
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The Departmental Technical Curriculum Instructional Costs of Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Programs in Two-Year Public Colleges in the United States.
Ruple, Judith A.
This dissertation surveys, analyzes and reports the comparison of direct departmental costs associated with the technical core curriculum of emergency medical technology programs at nine public two-year community colleges for the academic years of 1989-90, 1990-91, and 1991-92. Data were collected using The Emergency Medical Training Technology Program Cost Questionnaire. In addition, data from examination results on the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT)-Advanced Level were analyzed. The data were analyzed and compared using descriptive statistics and correlation procedures. Results suggest that the cost per student contact hour of instruction was correlated with the number of laboratory hours, number of affiliated clinical instruction sites, number of faculty members, faculty salaries, the age of the program, and attrition rates, but was not correlated with total enrollment, number of didactic and clinical hours of instruction, or expenditures for equipment. The first time pass rates on the National Registry of EMTs' Advanced Level examination were not correlated with the number of didactic or laboratory hours of instruction, but were correlated with the number of clinical instructional hours, the number of faculty and faculty salaries. It is recommended that emergency medical technology program staff become more knowledgeable regarding factors associated with program costs. Suggestions for future research are discussed. Contains 63 references. (SKF)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Language: English
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