In keeping with its mission and goals, and in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Medical Campus promotes an environment of respect and support for persons with disabilities and will make reasonable accommodations. The definition of individuals with disabilities are those who currently have, have a record of having, or are regarded as having a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity. Major life activities include caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, breathing, and working.
Individuals applying for admission, progression to clinical courses, and graduation from a program in Nursing and School of Health Sciences must be able to meet the physical and emotional requirements of the academic program. In addition, students admitted to the programs in Nursing and School of Health Sciences must possess the following qualities:
- The emotional maturity and stability to approach highly stressful human situations in a calm and rational manner.
- The ability to make clinical judgment using critical thinking.
- The ability to adhere to ethical standards of conducts as well as applicable state and federal laws.
- The ability to provide effective written, oral, nonverbal communication with patients and their families, colleagues, health care providers, and the public.
- An individual who poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others or themselves may be denied admission, progression or graduation. The college's determination that a person poses a direct threat will be based on an individualized assessment that relies on current medical evidence or on the best available evidence to assess the nature, duration, and severity of the risk and the probability that the potential injury will actually occur.
In order to fulfill the requirements of the Clinical Labroatory Sciences program at Miami Dade College, students must be able to meet the following physical guidelines, which are based on job description from area hospitals.
Mental Ability : Follow oral and written instructions correctly.
- Strength : Perform with or without reasonable accommodations. Manipulate equipment weighing approximately 25 pounds.
- Manual Dexterity : Perform detailed, delicate, and difficult manipulative skilled tasks such as phlebotomy, pipetting, preparing and reading a microscope, and handling of test tubes.
- Coordination : Move between diverse hospital areas within a reasonable time frame so as not to compromise patient care. Wear protective clothing and equipment correctly.
- Visual Discrimination : See objects closely. Discriminate colors in tasks such as reading microscope slides.