PMID: 10175330Oct 4, 1997

Educating for collaborative practice

Clinical Laboratory Science : Journal of the American Society for Medical Technology
J BrickellT Fraley

Abstract

To describe a baccalaureate-level course which is designed to help allied health professions students develop an understanding of collaborative practice among interdisciplinary components of a health care system and to report on a survey which assessed the effectiveness of the course for clinical laboratory science graduates. University of Kentucky, a large (24,000 students) state-assisted institution Baccalaureate clinical laboratory science program A college-wide course helps students develop an understanding of the linkages of the major components of a health care system and introduces the techniques necessary to function in an interdisciplinary team. Perception of benefit from the course by clinical laboratory science graduates. Graduates report that the course helped them develop a larger perspective of health care delivery beyond that of their own discipline and aided in their understanding of group processes and group problem-solving. Clinical laboratory science curricula can benefit from the inclusion of a college wide course which introduces a broad perspective of health care delivery and group process concepts.

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