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Analysis of Survey of Interdisciplinary Unification of Biomedical Laboratory Science
Korean J Clin Lab Sci 2018;50:289-296  
Published on September 30, 2018
Copyright © 2018 Korean Society for Clinical Laboratory Science.

Hong Sung Kim1, Ji-Hyuk Kang2, Man-Gil Yang3, Chang-Eun Park4, Kyung-A Shin5, Pil Seung Kwon6

1Department of Biomedical Laboratory Science, Korea Nazarene University, Cheonan, Korea
2Department of Biomedical Laboratory Science, DaeJeon University, Daejeon, Korea
3Department of Biomedical Laboratory Science, Sanji University, Wonju, Korea
4Department of Biomedical Laboratory Science, Namseoul University, Cheonan, Korea
5Department of Clinical Laboratory Science, Shinsung University, Dangjin, Korea
6Department of Clinical Laboratory Science, Wonkwang Health Science University, lksan, Korea
Correspondence to: Pil Seung Kwon
Department of Clinical Laboratory Science, Wonkwang Health Science University, 514 Iksan-daero, Iksan 54538, Korea
Tel: 82-63-840-1210
Fax: 82-63-840-1219
E-mail: pskwon@wu.ac.kr
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Abstract
Opinions regarding interdisciplinary unification of medical laboratory science were analyzed by an online questionnaire distributed to 255 professors and 4,000 hospital practitioners in January of 2018. The recovery rate was 79 (30.9%) for professors and 1,368 (34.2%) for hospital practitioners. In the perception survey on the duality of interdisciplinary, both the professors and the hospital practitioners reported that they felt interdisciplinary integration is necessary. The prerequisite of four-year integration was the establishment of institute of accreditation and standardization of curriculum, and the requirements for the four-year integration were considered important for adjustment of student quota and standardization of curriculum. In the four-year integrated approach, the opinion that only universities that passed the accreditation evaluation should operate a four-year system was highest among professors and hospital practitioners. The optimum capacity of university students was less than 40 in cases of 4-year integration. In conclusion, the above results suggest that the professors and hospital practitioners realize 4-year interdisciplinary integration is necessary to produce a competent medical technologist, and the institute of accreditation, standardization of curriculum, and student quota adjustment should be presupposed for 4-year integration.
Keywords : Institution of accreditation, Interdisciplinary reorganization, Interdisciplinary unification of four-year courses, Standardization of curriculum, Student quota adjustment

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