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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 by July 15 of their incoming year and the Annual Tuberculosis (TB) Screening form annually by July 31 for returning students 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

Incoming learners: for more information click here.

Returning learners: for more information click here.

 

Postgraduate Medical Education:

PGME learners must submit the McMaster Postgraduate Medical Education Health Screening Record form AND be cleared by the Health Screening Office before they may register for their program

For more information click here.

 

Non-Professional Health Sciences Programs:

Students enrolled in courses which include interaction with patients in a clinical setting or patients 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.

 

Questions?

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

Health Screening Office

McMaster University

1280 Main Street West; HSC 3H46

Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1

Telephone: 905-525-9140 ext 22249 or 28639

Confidential Fax: 905-528-4348

Email: hrsadmin@mcmaster.ca

 

** OUR OFFICE HAS MOVED**

OUR NEW OFFICE LOCATION IS

HSC 3H46 ON THE 3RD FLOOR OF MCMASTER CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL ACROSS FROM THE PURPLE ELEVATORS

 

 

 

COVID-19 Vaccination:

A full series of a COVID-19 vaccine according to NACI guidelines is a mandatory requirement and forms part of the FHS Health Screening Requirements. For information on medical or non-medical exemptions click HERE.

Note: documentation of a COVID-19 vaccination series OR a McMaster approved exemption is to be submitted with your completed Health Screening Record form by the applicable due date.

Helpful Links:

Faculty of Health Sciences Policy Regarding Submission, Verification, and Sharing of COVID-19 Vaccination Status for Learners in Clinical and Workplace-Based Placements

University updates: https://covid19.mcmaster.ca

COVID-19 vaccine: Canadian Immunization Guide   

Ontario Ministry of Health Medical Exemptions to COVID-19 Vaccination 

 

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):

Immunization with seasonal influenza vaccine (or documentation supporting a valid medical exemption) is a mandatory requirement for all health professional programs, and for visiting electives and non-professional Health Sciences courses with clinical placements between November and June. For more information click on: Influenza Information

 

Student Wellness Centre (SWC):

The Student Wellness Centre provides primary care services including assistance with completing the requirements on the Health Screening Record to undergraduate and graduate students, provided they have been assigned a student number.  The Centre is open year round for both virtual and in-person appointments.  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.

 

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