The technical standards (non-academic) established by the program are evidence of the "essential functions" that must be accomplished by students in the program. Essential functions require that the students be able to engage in educational and training activities in such a way that they will not be endangered, nor will they endanger other students, hospital staff, patients or the public.
The student must be able to read charts and graphs, read instrument scales, discriminate colors, read microscopic materials and record results.
SPEECH AND HEARING
The student must be able to communicate effectively and sensitively in order to asses non-verbal communication and be able to adequately transmit information to the patient and all members of the health care team.
FINE MOTOR FUNCTIONS
The student must possess all the skills necessary to safely and accurately perform all diagnostic procedures, manipulate tools, instruments and equipment.
The student must possess the emotional health required for full utilization of his or her intellectual abilities. He or she must be able to recognize emergency situations and take appropriate action.