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  • Technical Standards

    In addition to the general Technical Standards for students in the School of Health Related Professions, the following specific standards are required for students in the bachelor of science degree cytotechnology program. Applicants for admission must be able to or must have:

    Sensory/observation skills

    • Observe demonstrations and participate in laboratory experiments as required in the curriculum.
    • Visual acuity corrected to 20/40 and visual perception with respect to depth and color.

    Physical and motor skills

    • Sufficient motor function to  operate/manipulate  and  maintain  a  microscope  and  other  laboratory  instruments  and equipment.
    • Dexterity with wrists, hands, arms and all fingers.
    • Possess eye-hand coordination and have the ability to engage in laboratory procedures that involves grasping, pinching, pulling, fingering, holding, extending, rotating, and cutting.
    • Ability to obtain and/or verify patients' samples, and possess sufficient stamina to tolerate physically taxing workloads.

    Communication skills

    • Communicate in English, in oral and written form.
    • Ability to participate in discussion in the classroom, the clinical arena, and with colleagues and patients.
    • Acquire   information developed through classroom instruction, clinical experiences, independent learning, and consultation.
    • Ability to understand and complete reading assignments and to search and evaluate literature.
    • Complete written assignments and maintain written records.
    • Acquire the ability to use a computer for instructional assignments and patient care activities.

    Intellectual/conceptual, integrative and qualitative skills

    • Ability to measure, calculate, analyze, interpret, synthesize and evaluate data.
    • Ability to prioritize and perform laboratory testing.
    • Ability to make sound judgments and formulate diagnoses after correlating clinical data with cytologic findings.
    • Possess organizational skills and be able to solve problems within specific time frames that are often short.
    • Ability to perform duties and assignments in a timely fashion while under stress, and in a variety of settings.
    • Ability to comprehend three-dimensional relationships, and to understand the spatial relationship of anatomic, histologic and cellular structures.

    Behavior/social skills and professionalism

    • Demonstrate the ability to follow instructions/procedures with accuracy and precision.
    • Possess the ability to maintain intellectual and emotional stability and maturity under stress, while also maintaining appropriate performance standards.
    • Ability to manage time, organize workload, and meet deadlines.
    • Learn and exhibit professional attributes.
    • Adhere to safety guidelines for self and others, and be able to comply with standards and regulations required by external agencies.
    • Ability to function as a part of a team and to delegate responsibilities appropriately.