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Precautions against infectious diseases

Important: please read this section carefully.

All offers of admission to Clinical speech and language studies, Dental science, Dental hygiene or Medicine are made subject to a negative HBsAg test result.

Students seeking entry to Clinical speech and language studies, Dental science, Dental hygiene, or Medicine must produce negative Hepatitis B s-antigen (HBsAg) and Anti HB Core Antigen (Anti-HBc) test results carried out not more than six months prior to entry before being permitted to register with the College.
In the case of a positive result from the above, a Hepatitis B eantigen (HBeAG) test with a negative result is required before registration. International applicants are advised to undergo the HBsAg test in their home country and to forward the result to the relevant office as soon as possible thereafter. The College reserves the right to retest prior to admission.

Students in Dental science, Dental hygiene and Medicine must produce a negative hepatitis C antibody test (and if positive a negative PCR test for hepatitis C RNA), carried out not more than six months prior to entry, before being permitted to register with the College.

If Irish law or regulatory practice changes between the date of publication of this document and the date of registration for new entrants to these courses, Trinity College reserves the right to require that the criteria adopted by law and/or regulation in relation to the ability to practice clinically in Ireland be satisfied before registration is permitted.

All students entering health sciences courses (except Pharmacy) are required to demonstrate evidence of immunity to tuberculosis within the first year of their course.

Students accepted on to pre-registration undergraduate nursing and midwifery programmes in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, prior to the first practice placement, must be immunised against hepatitis B, measles, rubella, tuberculosis and varicella unless immunity as a result of natural infection or previous vaccination has been documented. Screening (including medicals) and vaccination will be organised by the health service provider responsible for the practice area where the student is going on placement, after orientation. Some health service providers may require students to be screened for additional conditions, for example MRSA.

Details of vaccination requirements will be provided to all incoming students, and full details of all requirements regarding precautions against infectious diseases may be obtained on request from the following offices:

Clinical speech and language studies:

Department of Clinical Speech & Language Studies,
Trinity College, Dublin 2.
Tel: 353 1 896 1588.

Dental science:

The Dental School Office, Lincoln Place,
Trinity College, Dublin 2.
Tel: + 353 1 896 1789/1690

Medicine:

School of Medicine, Chemistry Building,
Trinity College, Dublin 2.
Tel + 353 1 896 1075

Nursing:

The Allocations Office,
The School of Nursing & Midwifery,
24 D'Olier Street, Dublin 2.
Tel: + 353 1 896 2031

Occupational therapy:

Department of Occupational therapy,
Trinity Centre for Health Sciences,
St. James's Hospital, James's Street, Dublin 8.
Tel: + 353 1 896 3210

Physiotherapy:

Department of Physiotherapy,
Trinity Centre for Health Sciences,
James's Street, Dublin 8.
Tel: + 353 1 896 2110

Radiation therapy:

Department of Radiation therapy,
Trinity Centre for Health Sciences,
James's Street, Dublin 8.
Tel: + 353 1 896 3234


| admissions@tcd.ie | Last updated: Aug 10 2011