Essential Non-academic Requirements
The standards below represent the essential non-academic requirements of the program all students must master to successfully participate in the program and become employable. All students and, thereby, all applicants are expected to meet the following.
- Possess sufficient vision to easily read charts, graphs, instrument panels and printouts.
- Be able to discriminate colors in order to identify reagents, media, stained cell preparations and physical properties of various body fluids, as well as delineate fine details of cellular structure and morphology when using a microscope.
- Be able to read, write and communicate in the English language to facilitate effective communication with patients, physicians and all other members of the health care team.
- Possess enough hearing ability with or without auditory aids to understand the normal speaking voice and discern audible instrument alert signals and timing devices.
- Demonstrate sufficient manual dexterity to perform such required tasks as: performing phlebotomy safely and accurately; operating delicate instruments; manipulating tools; handling small containers of potentially biohazardous specimens; utilizing sample measuring devices; and adequately focusing and manipulating a microscope.
- Be sufficiently mobile to traverse about the laboratory and hospital corridors including patient rooms (minimum width: three feet).
- Demonstrate sufficient psychological stability to effectively problem solve and to react effectively in stressful situations. Must be able to recognize emergency situations and take appropriate action. In general, the student must possess the emotional health required for full utilization of his or her intellectual abilities.
- Corrective devices and reasonable accommodations may be utilized to satisfy these technical standards.