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Free Content Community Education Clarifies Career Choice in an Allied Health Professions Course

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Community education, a form of experiential learning, balances academic content with experiences, teaching students to apply learning to life experiences. Community education is introduced in the course, "Professional Roles and Environments in Health Care," which allows students to explore allied health careers to help them identify a health profession of interest. Students indicated that community education is a valuable academic exercise, allowing them to acquire real world experiences, interact with health professionals, and relate classroom learning.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2010-12-01

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  • The Journal of Allied Health is the official publication of the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP). The Journal is the only interdisciplinary allied health periodical, publishing scholarly works related to research and development, feature articles, research abstracts and book reviews. Readers of the Journal comprise allied health leaders, educators, faculty and students.
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