Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Curriculum and Instruction
Larry H. Ebbers
Daniel C. Robinson
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.
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Ann M. Valentine
Valentine, Ann M., "Interdisciplinary health professions education: an exploration of two programs " (1998). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 12638.