Health declaration for clinical practice
Visiting students and foreign employees who will be in contact with patients must complete a health declaration proving immunization/negative test result to Hepatitis B, Measles, Tuberculosis and Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)*.
Hepatitis B, Measles, Tuberculosis and MRSA
Before arriving at Lund, students must submit written evidence of having had the following:
- 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccination or Hepatitis B antibody serology test.
- 2 doses of Measles (MMR) vaccination.
- PPD test <10 mm or a negative Quantiferon test (Quantiferon test recommended for students who previously have had a BCG vaccination). A positive Quantiferon test or a PPD test >10 mm must be followed-up by a chest x-ray. Please note: the PPD or Quantiferon test (and additional chest x-ray, if applicable, must be performed within three months prior to arrival.
- Negative test result from MRSA screening in close relation to your arrival at Lund.*
Ask your physician to fill out the Health Declaration form. Send us the form and the other health certificates listed above as one pdf-document titled “FirstnameSurnameHealthDeclaration” to international [dot] facultymedicine [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se no later than 30 days prior to arrival.
MRSA screening repeated in Lund
Due to local regulations MRSA screening, including bacterial cultures from nasal mucus membrane, throat, perineum and from any piercing or wound/skin changes, must be repeated upon arrival at Lund*. This means that the student must arrive one week prior to the clinical placement. Your screening from Lund must be negative before you start your clinical placement. This screening is free of charge and administered by the International Office.
*Students and foreign employees from the Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Finland and Denmark, included Åland, Faroe Islands and Greenland) are from 1 April, 2016 exempted from the MRSA screening.