To comply with current Health & Safety legislation, all Cardiff Met applicants beginning a healthcare-related programme (involving a clinical placement component), are required to participate in a mandatory Occupational Health assessment. Additionally, certain courses are also required to adhere to the Department of Health's immunisation and vaccination programme.
The courses that require participation in either an Occupational Health assessment and/or a Vaccination programme are:
- BSc Healthcare Science
- BSc Human Nutrition & Dietetics
- BSc Podiatry
- BSc Speech & Language Therapy
- MSc/PgDip Dietetics
What do I need to do?
Students will be required to complete two Medigold Health questionnaires. The first is a health questionnaire where you can advise of any health conditions that may require specific recommendations or adjustments, and the second is an immunisation questionnaire. Applicants holding an Unconditional Firm place will be emailed links and passwords to access and complete these questionnaires online via Medigold Health. The immunisation questionnaire has the facility for you to upload any supporting immunisation evidence you may have, and it is advisable for you to have this ready as a saved file before starting the questionnaire.
Following completion of your immunisation questionnaire, you may receive an email requesting additional immunisation evidence, but if you do not have copies to provide please advise Medigold so they are able to progress your questionnaire to the next stage.
A Medigold clinician will review your questionnaire and if further vaccinations and/or blood tests have been identified as a requirement for your course, you will receive an email notification advising a vaccination review is required.
If all the clinical requirements for your course have been met, you will receive a notification confirming you are cleared/FIT and no further action is required.
What vaccinations are required for my course?
Hepatitis A (currently BSc Healthcare Science students only).
BCG (scar check)
I need a vaccination review, what happens next?
During your first year of study you will be required to attend scheduled vaccination clinics on campus to receive the required immunisations for your programme of study. It is important you attend on the requested date as the follow up visits have already been agreed between the University and Medigold, in line with the vaccination schedules.
At your appointment the nurse will retrieve your immunisation file and provide you with the appropriate consent that you will be required to complete on the day.
The nurse will take your blood to check your immunity levels in line with the requirements for your course and administer any required vaccinations, for example Hepatitis B.
You will receive your blood test results via email in a password protected PDF. The email will include instructions on how to open the PDF.
Follow up vaccinations will be administered at the next nurse session, and the same process will apply until you have completed the vaccination course and the clinical requirements for your course have been met.