Health & Safety
As Health Science students you learn and work in hospitals, community health centres, clinics, schools, NGOs and the areas where communities of people reside.
You will inevitably be exposed to situations that could affect your safety and your health.
The Faculty of Health Sciences is committed to partnering with you to safeguard your health and safety. Please follow the guidelines contained in this Handbook, refer as necessary to the Don’t Panic Handbook (available electronically in the Vula FYE website if you have lost your copy), and always use your discretion and common sense. In the event that something does go wrong, the Faculty and the University will provide support.
Health and Safety Handbook 2017
for Health Sciences students working and learning at sites off-campus
|View the Handbook||Page|
|The Basics of Keeping Safe||1|
|What to do if you are exposed to blood or other body fluids||6|
|Policy on tuberculosis for UG Health Sciences students||20|
|UCT benefit scheme for students||23|
If things go wrong
|Support following an incident||34|
|Discrimination & Harassment Office ( DISCHO )||36|
|Policy on student sexual & physical harassment by patients||41|
|Student Development & Support (SDS)||53|
|Student Wellness Service (SWS)||57|
|Professional Standards Committee (PSC)||59|
|Site coordinators & facilitators||61|
|Important contacts in Faculty and NGOs||64|
|Other Important Telephone Numbers||67|
|How to stay safe online||68|