Guidelines for Medical Technology
Table of Contents1. Purpose
2. General Collection Guidelines
D. Publication Date
E. Treatment of Subject
F. Types of Materials and Formats
3. Area Resources
4. Subjects and Collecting Levels
The collection in medical technology supports two programs of study within the School of Allied Health Professions, a B.S. and an M.S. in Medical Technology. Emphasis in the baccalaureate program is in didactic education and clinical laboratory experience. The Master of Science program offers majors in clinical chemistry, hematology, clinical microbiology, instrumentation, or a combination of one of these disciplines with a management emphasis. The collection also serves students and faculty of the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Basic Health Sciences, and other programs within the School of Allied Health Professions.
2. General Collection Guidelines.
In the field of health care practice and organization, primary emphasis is on the United States. Materials on the health care services of other countries are acquired selectively. Publications of medical research are acquired regardless of national origin, with primary emphasis on those studies relevent to medical and health problems in the United States.
Types of Materials and Formats.
Materials include monographs, serials, handbooks, anatomical atlases, encyclopedias, directories, abstracts, indexes, bibliographies, dictionaries, and conference proceedings. Primary emphasis is in serials that report current medical research and practices. Serials take precedence over monographs. Preference is given to monographs published during the current year. Programmed texts, laboratory manuals, study guides, and dissertations generally are not acquired. Media in all formats are purchased selectively. Audio-visual materials, chiefly videotapes and slide-audio tapes, are acquired selectively and housed in the Learning Resource Centers.
3. Area Resources.
The collection functions as a primary source for health science professionals in the region. There are no other comparable collections in the area.
4. Subjects and Collecting Levels.
|Subject||Call Number Range||Present||Desired|
|Biomedical Engineering. Electronics. Instrumentation||R856.A1Z-891||B||B|
Primary sources for assessment:
- Books for College Libraries. 3d
ed. Vol. 5. Chicago: American Library Association, 1988.
Haselbauer, Kathleen. A Research Guide to the Health Sciences. New York: Greenwood Press, 1987.
Science Citation Index 1988 Guide. Philadelphia: Institute for Scientific Information, 1989.