Course-Related Health Issues

Some university courses involve exposure to materials or substances which may be harmful to your general health. If you believe this to be relevant to you and your course please discuss this with the doctor or nurse in the Student Health Department who can advise you further.

Click on the link to read a series of FAQs from the Health and Safety Authority of Ireland on occupation-related Asthma and Dermatitis

Students working with laboratory animals may develop a sensitivity to the animal or animal material during the course of their laboratory research. This may manifest itself in a variety of ways, but usually does so as either a worsening of existing allergic type conditions (such as eczema or asthma) or occasionally, development of eczema or asthma for the first time as a result of the animal-exposure. Students may be required to have baseline health-clearance to allow them to work with laboratory animals, as well as follow-up assessments during and on completion of their work. You will be advised by the laboratory manager or supervisor if you need to register with the Student Health Department for this Health-Surveillance programme.

The Health-Screening questionairre for students working with laboratory animals can be downloaded from here respq (324kB)

Please complete all pages, sign the questionnaire and return it to the Student Health Department. Once the Doctor has reviewed your completed forms, you will be informed if further investigation or follow-up is needed and this will be arranged by the Student Health Department.

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