The technical standards (non-academic) established by the program are evidence of the "essential functions" that must be accomplished by the students in the program. Essential functions include requirements that students 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.
- Vision — The student must be able to read charts and graphs, read and adjust instruments, discriminate colors and record data.
- Speech and Hearing — The student must be able to communicate effectively and sensitively in order to assess nonverbal communication and be able to adequately transmit information to the patient and to all members of the health-care team.
- Fine Motor Function — The student must possess all the skills necessary to safely and accurately perform all diagnostic procedures, manipulate tools, instruments, and equipment. The student must be able to accurately position the image receptor and the X-ray tube and provide assistance to the patient when necessary.
- Psychological Stability — The student must possess the emotional health required for full utilization of his or her intellectual abilities. The student must be able to recognize emergency situations and take appropriate action.
Policy Related to Pregnancy
Any student who is pregnant or suspects that she is pregnant is advised to notify the program director so that safety precautions may be taken. However, this is strictly voluntary. If the student chooses to notify the program of her pregnancy, it must be in written form. A pregnant student will be assigned a "baby badge" to monitor the monthly radiation exposure to the fetus and take corrective measures if necessary. The student will wear the "baby badge" throughout the term of pregnancy. For missed work due to conditions brought on by pregnancy, please refer to UTB/TSC University Catalog ("Incomplete"). All student pregnancy cases will be evaluated on an individual basis.