Affective Objectives

The following objectives have been listed as general affective objectives, since they apply to the overall performance and participation by the student during clinical rotations at the affiliate institutions. Among other qualities, the student is expected to demonstrate dependability, organizational skills, time efficiency and the ability to work with others in accordance with a professional program of study. As a member of the health care team, it is expected that the student will maintain an appropriate professional demeanor at all times.

During the clinical rotations and upon completion of the program of study in Medical Laboratory Sciences, the student will be able to:

  1. Comply with the established dress code policy as outlined in the clinical practicum manual.
  2. Report to the laboratory at the scheduled time.
  3. Notify the Clinical Coordinator and the University Education Coordinator when unable to report to the clinical practicum.
  4. Comply with the attendance policy as outlined in the clinical practicum manual.
  5. Comply with instructions given either orally or written.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to ask pertinent questions or for assistance if needed.
  7. Demonstrate the ability to work independently within student guidelines.
  8. Communicate courteously, effectively and professionally with instructors, laboratory staff, other health care personnel, patients and visitors.
  9. Demonstrate interest and enthusiasm for the clinical laboratory science profession.
  10. Accept evaluation of performance as constructive when offered by instructors and other laboratory personnel, and follow through with suggestions made.
  11. Adhere to laboratory safety regulations in each clinical area.
  12. Maintain a clean, organized work area.
  13. Utilize reagents and supplies judiciously.
  14. Replenish supplies required in the laboratory work area.
  15. Demonstrate self-confidence in the operation of equipment and in the performance of laboratory procedures.
  16. Report patient laboratory results only to authorized personnel.
  17. Maintain the confidentiality of all privileged information.
  18. Cooperate with other laboratory personnel to create a pleasant and efficient work environment.
  19. Demonstrate the ability to concentrate on the laboratory test procedure being performed and the need to avoid distractions.
  20. Demonstrate organizational skills through ability to coordinate the quantity of work needed to be done with the time available for its completion.
  21. Practice acceptable quality assurance as established for each clinical area.
  22. Defend the policy of running quality control samples according to laboratory protocol.
  23. Coordinate theory with laboratory analysis to appropriately judge patient data.
  24. Offer assistance to other laboratory personnel when scheduled assignment is complete.
  25. Recognize technical problems and plan possible corrective action.
  26. Maintain composure and work quality under stressful conditions.
  27. Demonstrate concern for professional self-image and that of the medical technology profession by practicing ethical behavior, participating in professional activities, and attending professional seminars to maintain knowledge base.