Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

1998

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Larry H. Ebbers

Second Advisor

Daniel C. Robinson

Abstract

In response to economic and demographic forces, health care delivery is changing. These powerful dynamics of change require practitioners from all disciplines to be prepared to work in interdisciplinary teams, to competently access health and information technologies, and to understand the multiple functions required for adequate health care provision (Pew Health Professions Commission, 1995). Therefore, we have reached a juncture at which a careful study of health professions education is essential. This project is an exploratory study of two programs which have been instituted to address the nation's changing health professions workforce, needs. The study is intended to establish a deeper understanding of the program configurations, effectiveness measurements, and potential extrapolations of these model programs to other institutions and circumstances. The qualitative methodology employed in the construction of this project included concurrent data collection and analysis in order to produce a coherent and readable thick description of these two programs, exploring the "unique constellations" of factors that contributed to the design and deployment of the respective programs.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-13903

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Ann M. Valentine

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI9924793

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

133 pages

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