Health & Safety
As health care professionals, medical technologists have a professional responsibility to follow the protocol established by the Department of Public Health for health care workers regarding the prevention of infections. The protocol includes recommendations for immunization against transmissible infections. This protocol is extended to students interning in a health care establishment. Information is given to students at the time of their admission into the Program. These vaccinations are provided free of charge by the CLSC for students in health care fields.
As well, students will be handling potentially infectious materials during the course of the program and throughout their career. Although not compulsory, students should be immunized against Hepatitis B. This is also free of charge through the CLSC.
There may be some health related conditions that may have an impact on, or possibly prevent, future employment in this profession. It is important for students to discuss this with their doctor before beginning the program.
Any student who becomes pregnant during the course of the program should inform the program coordinator/chairperson. According to Program policy, there may be some lab activities or courses which pregnant students should avoid for their own safety.