A. Curricular, Research and Programmatic Needs
The purpose of the Allied Health Collection of the MSU Libraries’ is to support the research, teaching, and information needs of students and faculty in the (1) Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders, and in the (2) Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program. The collection consists of materials in these allied health fields/degrees and attempts will be made to have a balanced collection of materials appropriate to the mission of the MSU Libraries.
The Department is a unit of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences (CAS) and utilizes and administers its clinical program through various clinical and educational settings througout the state.The curriculum in the department focuses on all areas directly related with speech and hearing behavior; speech, hearing and language disorders; and the diagnostic and therapeutic management of these disorders at the undergraduate, graduate and research levels. Research in the department ranges from speech and auditory perception to cognitive neuroscience and brain systems for language.
The Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program focuses on the provision of quality medical laboratory tests. The teaching and research effort of the Program is concentrated in the areas of hematology, immunology/immunohematology, hemostasis, clinical microbiology, clinical chemistry and body fluids.
B. Existing Strengths and Emphasis
Research in new areas and continued emphasis on the current areas of research will be emphasized.