Technical Standards

For admission to the Master of Health Informatics and Information Management (MHIIM) program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, students are expected to be able to successfully meet the Technical Standards as outlined below. Students are required to sign the Technical Standards Commitment form indicating their understanding and ability to meet these standards either with or without accommodations. Any questions about these technical standards should be addressed to Dr. Rebecca Reynolds, Chair.

UTHSC receives applications from a diverse body of potential students including those with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations to help students meet these technical standards will be provided where appropriate. Any student wishing accommodations should contact the Student Academic Support Service. Information regarding Disability Support can be found on page 46 in The Centerscope, the UTHSC student handbook.

Students should be able to reasonably perform:

Motor Skills
Candidates for admission must have sufficient motor function to work with a computer including generating input and output in a manner sufficient to meet deadlines and productivity standards.

Communication Skills
Candidates for admission to the MHIIM Program must be able to efficiently, effectively and professionally communicate in English in oral and written form. Candidates must have the ability to participate in discussion in the clinical arena and with colleagues. Candidates must have the ability to understand and complete reading assignments and to search and evaluate the literature. Candidates must be able to complete written assignments and maintain written records.

General Abilities
Candidates must be able to acquire, synthesize and apply information developed through course instruction, clinical experiences, independent learning, and consultation. Candidates must possess organizational skills and be able to solve one or more problems within specific time frames. Candidates must have the ability to perform duties and assignments in a timely fashion while under stress and in a variety of settings.

Professional Behavior and Conduct
Candidates for admission to the MHIIM Program must demonstrate the ability to follow instructions/procedures with accuracy and precision. Candidates must possess the ability to maintain intellectual and emotional stability and maturity under stress, while also maintaining appropriate performance standards. Candidates must have the ability to manage time, organize workload and meet deadlines. Candidates must be able to learn and exhibit professional attributes. Candidates must adhere to safety guidelines for self and others and be able to comply with standards and regulations required by external agencies. Candidates must have the ability to function as part of a team and to delegate responsibilities appropriately.

One of the primary roles of anyone on a healthcare team, including those in Health Informatics and Information Management , is to ensure the basic safety and welfare of patients at all times, as well as for a safe working environment. If this cannot be done, the student is determined to be unable to meet the basic Technical Standards of the program and the College. In the event a student cannot fulfill these Technical Standards with or without reasonable accommodations at any time in their program, the student will be ineligible for admission or continued enrollment in the program.

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