Allied Health Technology


Allied Health Technology offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Respiratory Therapy and four (4) Associate Degree programs (listed below). All programs provide quality classroom and clinical instruction designed to train students with the knowledge and skills critical to work effectively in a variety of health care fields. All programs are accredited by national accrediting bodies.


Scope And Purpose:

The library collection, in support of the allied health division's programs, needs to cover the following at the basic study level: anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, pharmacology, pathology, immunology, and medical terminology. At the initial study level, materials are needed in radiology, surgery, respiratory therapy, medical assisting, medical law, and ethics. Emphasis will be on laboratory techniques and instrumentation, medical office procedures, surgical assisting techniques and instrumentation, radiologic principles, and respiratory therapy principles, application and rehabilitation.


The division of allied health offers an associate degree in applied science in medical assisting technology, radiologic technology, surgical assisting technology, and respiratory care technology.


English language only is collected.

Geographical Coverage:

Allied health technology publications are not geographically differentiated.

Period Coverage:

Current materials are necessary to keep up with changing technologies. Since published materials rapidly become obsolete in these subject areas, the basic collection will emphasize recent imprints.

Publication Types:

The collection contains monographs, journals, handbooks and procedural manuals. Librarian and patron recommendations, publisher's flyers, and published reviews are used when making additions to this collection. Circulating monographs are periodically reviewed and considered for withdrawal based on item use, availability of later editions or electronic formats, and the physical condition of the item. Print journal titles are also periodically reviewed and withdrawn based on use, availability of electronic format, and budget. Input from the division of allied health technology will be sought regarding these decisions. Approximately five percent of the collection is non-print materials. There is no upper limit of cost per item purchased; however, the cost of each item will be considered in light of the budgeted amount for the allied health technology collection.

Remote Sources:

Clinical applications of allied health programs are conducted at area hospitals. The resources of these hospital libraries are available to the students during their clinical rotations.


The allied health technology collection excludes popular treatments and patient education publications.

Revised 05/2003