Re: Histology educators! Please read
I feel like I have wandered into the middle of a
conversation with this. Don't know
what preceded this comment, but will try to answer
from this point on.
The THEORY of Histotechnology could be taught
on line. What educators
call the "didactics."
Floyd Grimm III, in a NAACLS accredited program at
College in Bel Air, Maryland has most of his
histotechnology lectures on
line. The students download the homework, and email
the answers back in.
They follow links to other sites, and read up on
procedures from other
institutions. They follow links that Floyd has set
up, to look at
photos of equipment, and the end results of stains.
I think they could
also take some practice exams via the
HOWEVER, his students still need to come in to
the college to do the
lab portion of the college courses. And they still need to do their clinical
rotations in the area hospital and private labs.
So they are still getting hands-on in the college
labs and the hospital
labs. But they are getting the theory
Is that what you were asking about?
By the way, Floyd has also made his on-line
lectures available to
histotechs who are working at a lab anywhere in the
USA, and are
their HT or HTL exam, and who would like some help
with studying/learning the theory portion for the written exam.
Last I knew, there were 6 or 8 modules, for about
$150 each. For that
money, you would get a password to the module,
which you can then
read and study and follow the links and answer the
questions at your
time schedule - every day, once a week, once a
month, first thing in
the morning, late at night - whatever works for
you. He also links you
up with someone who will answer your questions. At
the end of the
module, you take an exam, which you mentor will
grade, and you
will get the results.
Just for clarification - if you are a histotech
working somewhere in
the US, and study Floyd's modules, you are NOT one
NAACLS students, since you are NOT
attending his college's lab
classes and going to
his clinical affiliates. He is doing this to help
people who are
currently working in a lab and are wanting help to
study and pass the
written part of the ASCP exams.
If you would like more information, contact Floyd
Hope this helps.
Peggy A. Wenk, HTL(ASCP)SLS
William Beaumont Hospital
Royal Oak, MI 48073
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2002 1:50
Subject: Re: Histology educators! Please
Are you suggesting that
microtomy can be taught on-line? I don't think that the tactile aspect can be
learned from a monitor. Maybe a lot of the "classroom" instruction can be done
in this way, but there's a great deal of hands-on learning that would need to
be supplemented at a medical faciltity.
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