Essential Functions

The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) requires the Diagnostic Genetic Sciences Program to publish the essential requirements of the program.  Essential requirements reflect performance abilities and characteristics necessary to successfully complete the requirements of the Diagnostic Genetic Sciences Program at the University of Connecticut.

The University of Connecticut complies with the requirements and spirit of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  The Department of Allied Health Sciences will consider requests that an individual with a disability, who is otherwise qualified, be afforded reasonable accommodation in fulfilling the essential requirements of the Diagnostic Genetic Sciences Program.  To accommodate individuals with disabilities, the Department will endeavor to make reasonable accommodation to their students that will not impose an undue burden on the program or fundamentally alter its educational requirements and standards.

A candidate who is extended an admission offer to the DGS Program will be required to review the Essential Requirements document and sign an attestation to indicate he/she read and understood the Essential Requirements for the Diagnostic Genetic Sciences and affirm that he/she possesses or can learn each essential requirement.  If the candidate believes any accommodations are needed to meet specific requirements, the request would be made prior to acceptance of the program admission offer.