McMaster University

McMaster University

Health Screening Information

Learners in Faculty of Health Sciences health professional programs and learners in non-professional programs with courses which include clinical activities are required to understand and comply with the Faculty of Health Sciences health screening requirements. All health screening documentation must be reviewed and cleared by the Health Screening Office.

For detailed requirements click HERE


Undergraduate/Graduate Health Professional Programs:

Students in the following health professional programs must complete the requirements on the Year One Health Screening Record form and the Annual Tuberculosis (TB) Screening form as part of the non-academic requirements for their program:

  • Child Life & Pediatric Psychosocial Care
  • Midwifery Education
  • Nursing (Undergraduate and Graduate)
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physician Assistant Education
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech-Language Pathology
  • Undergraduate Medical Education

Forms and instructions for submission:

First Year Undergraduate/Graduate Students

Returning Undergraduate/Graduate Students


Postgraduate Medical Education:

Click on: Postgraduate Medical Students


Non-Professional Health Sciences Programs:

Students enrolled in courses which include interaction with patients in a clinical setting or as research subjects must complete the requirements on the Non-Professional Health Screening Record form. Returning students may be required to complete the Annual Tuberculosis (TB) Screening form. Students are notified if either of these are required for the course.

Forms can be downloaded here:

Non-Professional Health Screening Record

Annual TB Screening Form

Instructions for submission: Forms & Submission



Questions or concerns about the Health Screening Record, or other health screening requirements can be directed to:

Health Screening Office

Office: MDCL 3514

Telephone: 905-525-9140 ext 22249



Covid-19 (coronovirus):

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Student Wellness Centre (SWC)

Undergraduate and graduate students can visit the Student Wellness Centre located in the Peter George Centre for Living & Learning (PGCLL) Room 210 for all their primary health care needs, including assistance with completing the requirements on the Health Screening Record.

The SWC is open year round, students entering programs in the fall may visit the Centre during the summer prior to the start of their program provided they have been assigned a student number. Book an appointment early to ensure your deadlines are met. To learn more or to make an appointment, call 905-525-9140 ext 27700 or see Student Wellness Centre.

Occupational Health & Safety

The Faculty of Health Sciences is committed to promoting occupational health and safety for its learners and facilitating appropriate support for learners who become injured or exposed to infectious or environmental hazards during the course of their studies or clinical training. Students must complete mandatory occupational health and safety education modules. Students are also responsible for reporting injuries and exposure to or infection with communicable diseases which occur during their program.

For more information click HERE

To report an incident or injury, click on ReportIt Incident Reporting tab on left side bar.

Tuberculosis (TB) Surveillance

Undergraduate/Graduate Health Professional Programs: In addition to baseline tuberculin skin testing (TST) and annual TB risk assessment, continuing TB surveillance is required throughout the program. Students must report to the Health Screening Office if previous negative TST converts to positive, or if they are diagnosed with active TB disease.

Influenza immunization (flu shot)

Annual influenza immunization is a mandatory requirement for clinical placements occurring between November and June. The Student Wellness Centre and most pharmacies provide the vaccine at no cost. Students are to provide proof of immunization directly to their placement site.

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