4.2 Immunization and Bloodborne Diseases Policy
Note: This policy is under review. Please consult the Faculty of Dentistry for further information.
All students enrolled in the Faculty of Dentistry must be immunized against the following diseases: diphtheria/tetanus, polio, rubella, measles, mumps, chicken pox and hepatitis B. Students must be tested for tuberculosis if a suspected exposure occurs. Students who cannot be immunized because of allergies or for other reasons must provide a physician’s certificate to verify these reasons.
Before the first day of classes, all students must complete the University of Manitoba Immunization Record Form provided by the Admissions Office. A physician or nurse must sign immunization records. All students are responsible for updating their immunizations as needed.
Students will not be permitted to attend clinics until all immunization requirements are up-to-date.
4.3 CPR Certification Policy
Accepted candidates will be required to show proof of CPR certification by October 15 of each year. The CPR Certification level required by the Faculty of Dentistry is: Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers. This certification must be maintained on a yearly basis up to the date of graduation.
4.4 Financial Aid
A number of loan and bursary funds, including 12 bursaries for first year students, are available to dental students. Applications and further information are available in the Dean’s Office (late September).
See the chapter, General Academic Regulations and Requirements. The Faculty of Dentistry has additional regulations that can be found in the Student Handbook, available on-line via the Faculty's web page (umanitoba.ca/faculties/dentistry).