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Study on the Education Curriculum and Clinical Practice of Medical Technologists
Korean J Clin Lab Sci 2018;50:320-330  
Published on September 30, 2018
Copyright © 2018 Korean Society for Clinical Laboratory Science.

Byoung-Seon Yang1, Se-Mook Choi1, Moon-Jung Shim2, Chung-Hwan Kim3, Hyung-Joon Bae4, Keun-Dol Yook5, Yoon-Sik Kim6, Yong Lim7, Ji-Hyuk Kang8, Hong-Sung Kim9, Dong-Chan Kim10, Gyeonghee Shin11, Sang-Hee Lee12

1Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Jinju Health College, Jinju, Korea
2Department of Clinical Laboratory Science, Ansan University, Ansan, Korea
3Department of Biomedical Laboratory Science, Masan University, Masan, Korea
4Department of Clinical Laboratory Science, Daejeon Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Korea
5Department of Clinical Laboratory Science, Daejeon Health Institute of Technology, Daejeon, Korea
6Department of Biomedical Laboratory Science, Dongkang College University, Gwangju, Korea
7Department of Clinical Laboratory Science, Dong-eui University, Busan, Korea
8Department of Biomedical Laboratory Science, DaeJeon University, Daejeon, Korea
9Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Korea Nazarene University, Cheonan, Korea
10Seoul National University Hospital Healthcare System Gangnam Center, Seoul, Korea
11Department of Laboratory Medicine, Korea University Anam Hospital, Seoul, Korea
12Department of Laboratory Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence to: Byoung-Seon Yang
Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Jinju Health College, 51 Uibyeong-ro, Jinju 52655, Korea
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This study analyzed the curriculum and clinical practicum of the department of clinical laboratory science in Korea. The 2017 educational curricula of all 3-year and 4-year universities were analyzed. Clinical practice was conducted by a questionnaire. As a result of curriculum analysis, the 3-year curriculum was able to grasp the curriculum that focused on the national examinations of medical technologists, and the 4-year curriculum was open to a variety of subjects reflecting the changes in the future, but only at a few universities. In addition, the autonomous enrollment application made it possible to take a national examination without enrolling in courses that students find difficult in major courses. In the case of clinical practice, it was difficult to standardize in various practical institutes, practice periods, and practice credits. Therefore, it will be necessary to standardize the composition of the credits according to the duration of clinical practice and the duration of education. Moreover, is necessary to revise the curriculum in consideration of medical technologist job analysis and clinical field, and it will be necessary to standardize the curriculum and clinical practice model through the Medical Technologist Evaluation Center.
Keywords : Clinical practice, Education curriculum, Medical technologist

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