Health Screening, Garda Vetting & Ethics
As well as reaching an acceptable academic standard, incoming students must fullfill a number of additional programme requirements. All incoming students must meet defined health screening requirements, to protect against exposure to pathogens encountered through clinical contact with patients or organisms in the lab.
Medicine and Radiography students are required to complete Garda Vetting and police background checks in order to ensure that they pose no risk to patients, their colleagues or the School. Students of Medicine are also bound to familiarise themselves with patient confidentiality and with the Guide to Ethical Behaviour and Conduct, as issued by the Irish Medical Council.