Medical students may be at risk of contracting and transmitting certain infectious diseases, as a result of being in the clinical environment. In order to protect patients and students, it is important that healthcare students are screened for certain infectious illnesses and immunized against these illnesses. Students usually have to have Hepatitis B vaccination and some students require BCH vaccination. It is important that students have had 2 MMR vaccines (there has been a recent Mumps outbreak on campus).
The UCC Infectious Disease Screening and Blood Borne Virus Policy requires medical students to forward details of their immunisation and medical history to the Student Health Department once they have received an offer of a place on the course.