HomeIAMURE International Journal of Educationvol. 7 no. 1 (2013)

Outcomes of Curricular Enhancement in a Health Program: LPU CAMP Experience

Anacleta P. Valdez | Citadel A. Panganiban | Mark H. Alday

Discipline: Education



Higher educational system has gone through substantial reforms and changes vis-à-vis curriculum innovation over the past years. The evaluation of a revised program is one of the most relevant courses of action done when curriculum change is to be implemented. One of the main reasons is that it is a chance for practitioners to test for themselves if their plan is working. It also serves as an identification of the strengths and weaknesses of the said intervention. This study was conducted to assess the results of the implementation of the Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science program. It employed descriptive survey using two types of self-made questionnaire, the Likert scale and open-ended type survey. Likewise, data on the results of the graduates’ licensure examinations and status of employment were also analyzed and correlated. Eighty two graduates from 2010 to 2012 of the enhanced Medical Technology program of LPU-Batangas and 13 chief medical technologists from identified affiliate-hospitals were surveyed about their perception on the attainment of the objectives, the realization of the core competencies as well as the supposed strengths and weaknesses of the program. Results showed that objectives were achieved alongside the significant improvements in the board performance and employment rate were noted. This study can be used as a pilot study for other higher education institutions with the same health program. This can also be used as a basis for a curricular reform by assessing the different parameters that were identified.