Molecular Exit Expectations

Upon graduation from the Diagnostic Genetic Sciences Program the molecular diagnostic student will be able to:

  1. Evaluate proper methods of collection, transport, and handling of molecular samples.
  2. Research and develop molecular assay to be used in the laboratory.
  3. Perform molecular techniques using proper instrumentation and information management systems.
  4. Correlate test results with patient history and diagnosis.
  5. Develop and implement preventative and corrective maintenance programs for instrumentation and equipment.
  6. Design, evaluate, and implement new molecular technologies.
  7. Practice good general laboratory skills, including quality assurance, quality control, and laboratory safety.
  8. Utilize a computer information system.
  9. Interpret, implement, and comply with relevant laws, regulations, guidelines, and accrediting standards.
  10. Describe resource management strategies to maintain optimal laboratory efficiency.
  11. Demonstrate leadership, professional and ethical conduct and interpersonal skills.
  12. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of stress management and demonstrate techniques to reduce stress.
  13. Apply acquired knowledge to new situations.
  14. Recognize the need for continuing education and implement a personal plan of lifetime learning and skill development.