TECHNICAL STANDARDS

In addition to proven academic ability and other relevant personal characteristics, the Department of Cardiopulmonary Science expects all applicants for admission to possess and be able to demonstrate the skills, attributes and qualities set forth below, without unreasonable dependence on technology or intermediaries.

Physical Health: A cardiopulmonary science student must possess the physical health and stamina needed to carry out the program of health care education.

Intellectual Skills: A cardiopulmonary science student must have sufficient powers of intellect to acquire, assimilate, integrate and apply information. A cardiopulmonary science student must have the intellectual ability to solve problems. A cardiopulmonary science student must possess the ability to comprehend three dimensional and spatial relationships.

Motor Skills: A cardiopulmonary science student must have sufficient use of motor skills to carry out all necessary procedures, both those involved in learning the fundamental sciences and those required in the hospital and clinical environment. This includes the ability to participate in relevant educational exercises and to extract information from written sources.

Communication: A cardiopulmonary science student must have sufficient use of the senses of speech, hearing and vision to communicate effectively with patients, teachers, and peers in both oral and written forms.

Sensory Abilities: A cardiopulmonary science student must have sufficient use of the senses of vision, hearing, touch and smell to observe effectively in the classroom, laboratory and clinical setting. Students must possess the ability to observe both close at hand and at a distance.

Behavioral Qualities: A cardiopulmonary science student must possess emotional health sufficient to carry out the tasks above, and must have good judgment, and must behave in a professional, reliable, mature and responsible manner. A cardiopulmonary science student must be adaptable, possessing sufficient flexibility to function in new and stressful environments. A cardiopulmonary science student must possess appropriate motivation, integrity, compassion and a genuine interest in caring for others.