Health Clearance

The Department of Health has issued guidance on Health Clearance for Tuberculosis, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV for healthcare workers including students, the University must ensure that students comply with the guidance given.

Dentistry students must be tested to show that they are not infected with TB, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV before final acceptance onto the course. Dental students may attend the University Occupational Health Service, by appointment, (5 Lennoxvale, Belfast , BT9 5BY , Tel: 02890 975520) for testing after the receipt of their offer.

If this is impracticable they must send proof* of non infectivity to the Occupational Health Service prior to a given date in August, at that stage they may be provisionally accepted onto the course. This latter group may need to be retested when they come to Queen’s and if they later test positively will be required to withdraw from the course.

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Disease  
TB      
Hepatitis B  
Hepatitis C  
HIV    

Test
Evidence of satisfactory BCG vaccination or Mantoux test result
HBsAg negative
Hep C negative
HIV 1 & 2 negative