Re: credit hrs. vs. contact hours

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From:sharon osborn <> (by way of histonet)
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Contact hours are awarded for time actually spent in a course or subject.
Credit hours are historically given on meeting X hours/weekly, etc over a
specific period of time ie., quarter mester, semester, etc.  For example, to
earn 3 credit hours a course would meet 3 lecture hours weekly for a semester.
A lab course would consider 3 contact hours as equivalent to one credit hour.
therefore, a 3 hr credit would involve 48 contact lecture hours in a 16 week
period.  A 5 hour credit could involve 3 hrs lecture with 2 hours lab
meaning 48
contact lecture hours and 6 hrs weekly times 16 for laboratory credit.
There is
a difference...sharon Osborn wrote:

> Here's an easy question for all you who are involved in the education aspect
> of histology: how do "contact hours" and credit hours compare to each other?
> Does one credit hour equal one contact hour? Thank you in advance!

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