Undergraduate Programs

Student Learning Outcomes
Histotechnology, Certificate and A.S.

The Program's goals have been developed within the mission of the Health Professions Programs in the School of Medicine. In an effort to provide theoretical background and the development of a high degree of occupational competence, the Program has established the following goals:
  1. To provide students with the education experiences necessary to enter a career as a Histologic Technician, to include entry-level competence and eligibility for the ASCP Board of Registry Histotechnician exam.
  2. To provide the nation-wide health care community with individuals competent to conduct high quality histologic procedures.
  3. To provide a curriculum containing a balance between technical knowledge and clinical competence gained in the histology laboratory setting.
  4. To assist the students in reaching their goals by providing academic and occupational advisement.
  5. To instill in students a lifelong desire to achieve professional and academic excellence.
Histotechnology Program Objectives

Upon successful completion of all standard academic requirements established for this program, the graduate is entitled to receive a Certificate in Histotechnology from Indiana University. By virtue of the standards required by this program, the graduate is eligible to take the Histotechnician (HT) certification examination administered by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists' Board of Registry. The didactic and practical experience provided by the course of instruction should enable the graduate to accomplish the following objectives:

Technical Skill
  1. Perform procedures of basic histologic laboratory techniques, instrumentation and problem solving at the HT entry-level competency.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of general and specific histologic methodology.
  3. Perform procedures with accuracy and precision.
  4. Monitor internal and external quality assurance measures.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of operational principles of commonly used laboratory instruments to include the ability to perform daily preventative maintenance and correct simple malfunctions.
  6. Exercise independent judgment regarding choice of procedure and evaluation of results.
  7. Organize tasks to cope with volume of work and unexpected demands.
  1. Communicate effectively with Clinical Education Supervisor and Program Director regarding curriculum and training courses.
  2. Effectively organize and present information both in written assignments and oral communication.
  3. Communicate effectively with other laboratory and health care providers.
Professional Behavior
  1. Display an attitude reflecting pride and professionalism in daily laboratory duties.
  2. Demonstrate adaptability, integrity, initiative, neatness, maturity, stability and a desire for excellence.

March 13, 2012