The Shipboard Independent Duty Hospital Corpsman 1: Advance Hospital Corps School Attitudes and Perceptions.
NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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This study examined the quality of the training and curriculum of Advanced Hospital Corps School AHCS, as part of a larger study of the training and effectiveness of Shipboard Independent Duty Hospital Corpsmen IDCs. During the Spring of 1984, a survey of instructor and student training program attitudes and perceptions was conducted at the three AHCSs where IDCs are trained. This survey addressed perceptions of the content relevance of the IDC curriculum, the adequacy of classroom and practical training, and atttitudes toward various qualitative aspects of the training environment learning atmosphere. An attempt was made to focus on aspects of the program that were relatively enduring such as student reactions to topical relevance, impressions of training adequacy, and attitudes toward the quality of the learning environment provided by each school. These atmosphere ratings correlated negatively with training-related satisfaction, Navy job satisfaction, and intent to remain in the Navy. In order to foster an increase in the psychological involvement of students, revision of the current IDC training program structure was recommended. Revision efforts might focus on ways to permit instructors increased latitude in how material is presented, and how student performance feedback is provided prior to examinations e.g., quizzes, presentations, term papers, etc.
- *JOB SATISFACTION
- NAVAL PERSONNEL
- SHIP PERSONNEL
- ACTIVE DUTY
- MEDICAL SERVICES
- NAVAL TRAINING
- Environmental Health and Safety