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Histological Technician Program - Learning Outcomes

  • Competent in collecting, processing, and analyzing tissue specimens and other substances
  • Demonstrate proper lab safety techniques, and biohazard and chemical handling.
  • Perform histological processing of tissue specimen and other specimens including: preservation, fixation, embedding, sectioning and staining paraffin-embedded tissue
  • Recognize factors that affect procedures and results, and taking appropriate actions within predetermined limits when corrections are indicated
  • Perform and monitor quality control within predetermined limits
  • Perform preventative and corrective maintenance of equipment and instruments or refer to appropriate sources for repairs
  • Apply principles of safety
  • Demonstrate professional conduct and interpersonal communication skills with patients, laboratory personnel, other health care professionals, and with the public
  • Recognize the responsibilities of other laboratory and health care personnel and interact with them with respect for their jobs and patient care