Upon successful completion of the Histotechnology Program and at entry-level proficiency, the student will:
- Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and application of scientific facts and principles that contribute to the practice and operation of an anatomic pathology laboratory including routine and complex procedures, test/instrument selection, implementation and evaluation; quality control and assurance; financial operations, marketing and human resource management; information management; and education methodology.
- Assist/collaborate with the anatomical pathologist and/or pathologist’s assistant by participating in the examination, dissection, frozen sectioning of tissue samples and gross autopsy dissection in the hospital setting or in other medical environments.
- Receive accession and prepare tissue specimens for microscopic examination through routine and complex procedures and recognize sources of error.
- Recognize factors that affect the procedures and results and take appropriate action when necessary.
- Perform preventative and corrective maintenance on equipment and instruments and identify the need for repair.
- Demonstrate correct safety practices.
- Demonstrate ethical and moral attitudes and principles essential to gaining the trust and confidence of other members of the health care team.
- Maintain professional competence through continuing education and by leading supportive personnel and peers in their acquisition of knowledge, skills and attitudes.