An exploration of the continuing professional education needs, interests and attitudes of medical laboratory technologists in Newfoundland and Labrador

Hardy, Gregory S. (2013) An exploration of the continuing professional education needs, interests and attitudes of medical laboratory technologists in Newfoundland and Labrador. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

Following the implementation of a mandatory model of continuing professional education (CPE) within the Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) medical laboratory science community, an exploratory study relating to the needs, interests, and attitudes of this unique group of health professionals was conducted. Utilizing a mixed methods exploratory design, this research serves to highlight the CPE preferences and attitudes of the medical laboratory profession of NL. Results indicated that despite historically limited CPE options within the province; NL medical laboratory professionals appear to have strongly positive attitudes towards CPE. Data suggests a preference for modem online learning methodologies and work related educational options. Informal learning methods are identified as significantly important to the workforce and a number of educational barriers to learning are identified including those of financial, personal, or familial nature. This research is of primary relevance to those interested in developing CPE options for medical laboratory technologists and other health professionals.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/10619
Item ID: 10619
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 109-120).
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 2013
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Medical technologists--Education (Continuing education)--Newfoundland and Labrador; Medical technologists--Newfoundland and Labrador--Attitudes; Medical technologists--In-service training--Newfoundland and Labrador.

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