Academics :: School of Health Professions


Essential Functions

Essential Functions are the nonacademic requirements of the program that a student must be able to master to participate successfully in the profession.

  1. Communication: Ability to interact with others in English, both verbally and in legible written form.
  2. Hearing: Ability to gather information aurally or to adapt.
  3. Interaction: Ability to interact with individuals or groups from a range of social, cultural, emotional, and intellectual backgrounds.
  4. Mobility: Ability to move from room to room, and to maneuver in small spaces e.g. around instruments, between beds, benches, etc. Ability to stand for long periods of time.
  5. Motor skills: Ability to perform with gloved hands, the gross and fine motor skills to: turn dials; move switches; process specimens; assemble blood collection equipment; tie tourniquet; perform blood collection techniques in smooth motion.
  6. Problem solving: Ability to make clinical judgments about patients, instruments and data.
  7. Self-care: Ability to present a professional appearance as a representative of the laboratory, and maintain own health and safety on the job.
  8. Olfaction: Sufficient olfactory sense to maintain patients' and environment safety.
  9. Temperament: Ability to work in a high-stress work environment and interact with patients and other health care workers.
  10. Vision: Ability to accurately perform and assess laboratory equipment and procedures and to assess patients.

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