It is the policy of the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and state and local requirements regarding students and applicants with disabilities. Under these laws, no otherwise qualified and competitive individual with a disability shall be denied access to or participation in services, programs, and activities of UTMB-Galveston solely on the basis of the disability.
The students must be able to perform the following essential functions with or without reasonable accommodations:
- Intellectual and Cognitive Abilities
- Professional and Social Attributes
- Ethical Standards
Students must accurately observe close at hand and at a distance to gather data and learn skills to include the various sensory modalities.
Students must communicate effectively and efficiently; process and comprehend written material.
Student must execute the various tasks and physical maneuvers that are required within each program.
Intellectual and Cognitive Abilities
Students must measure, calculate, reason, analyze, synthesize, integrate, remember and apply information; comprehend three-dimensional relationships; and understand the spatial relationships of structures. Creative problem-solving and clinical reasoning require all of these intellectual abilities.
Professional and Social Attributes
Students must exercise good judgment and promptly complete all responsibilities required of each program; develop mature, sensitive, and effective professional relationships with others; tolerate taxing workloads; function effectively under stress; adapt to changing environments; display flexibility; and function in the face of uncertainties and ambiguities. Concern for others, interpersonal competence and motivation are requisite for all programs.
Students must demonstrate professional attitudes and behaviors; perform in an ethical manner in dealings with others. All programs require personal integrity and the adherence to standards that reflect the values and functions of the profession. Many programs also require the honoring of codes of ethics.
In addition, students in the Master of Science in Health Professions program must perform the following essential cognitive, affective, and psychomotor functions, with or without reasonable accommodations:
- Process, retain, and integrate information from the following types of sources: blackboard data; film and video segments; audio recordings; clinical simulations; and group interactions in the blackboard.
- Complete coursework that may require independent use of computer; following written or instructions; knowledge; verbalizing personal thoughts and opinions; blackboard group discussions; submit written reports; and presenting oral thesis project.