Health Matters

In accordance with Ministry of Health requirements, all students seeking admission to local medical, dental, dental hygiene and therapy, nursing and paramedic courses must undergo screening for the Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV viruses.

Candidates who are Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C or HIV carriers are not eligible for admission to Dentistry. In addition, all candidates are required to demonstrate immunity to Hepatitis B. In the event that they remain non-immune despite repeat vaccinations, it is in their interest to reconsider their career choice as their future career options in healthcare may be limited.

NUS reserves the right to retest any or all of its new dental undergraduates for any or all markers of Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C or HIV viruses, and exclude any candidate tested positive for any of these viruses from the Dentistry course.

Prospective dental students are also required to furnish documentary evidence of immunity to, or immunity for, Varicella Zoster Virus (Chickenpox), Mumps, Measles and Rubella Viruses.

From 2013, in compliance with NUS and the Ministry of Manpower statutory medical surveillance requirements, all candidates must complete the NUS occupational health risk assessment and indemnity forms as well as undergo an audiometric testing.