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    Not sure where to post this, if you know your going to fail occupational health how do you go about applying?

    I've talked to the nhs occ health department who have said my career goals are achievable as neither job involves epps/exposure prone procedures (healthcare science physiology or Dietetics) problem is universities have very strict rules on students who carry bbvs.... Does anyone have advice? I know I can do the end goal job but getting the training is beginning to seem impossible!
    If I hear "must pass occupational health check" one more time ill go nuts.

    Has anyone got onto a life science course with hepatitis or similar (chronic but no symptoms, my liver etc is great. I' probably healthier than most tbh) since I can do the job at the other end of the degree according to the nhs and department of health should I just apply and be prepared to argue my case? (Assuming I get offer and and required grades!)

    Any help or personal experience would be appreciated!
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    (Original post by barbie2brains)
    Not sure where to post this, if you know your going to fail occupational health how do you go about applying?

    I've talked to the nhs occ health department who have said my career goals are achievable as neither job involves epps/exposure prone procedures (healthcare science physiology or Dietetics) problem is universities have very strict rules on students who carry bbvs.... Does anyone have advice? I know I can do the end goal job but getting the training is beginning to seem impossible!
    If I hear "must pass occupational health check" one more time ill go nuts.

    Has anyone got onto a life science course with hepatitis or similar (chronic but no symptoms, my liver etc is great. I' probably healthier than most tbh) since I can do the job at the other end of the degree according to the nhs and department of health should I just apply and be prepared to argue my case? (Assuming I get offer and and required grades!)

    Any help or personal experience would be appreciated!
    As far as I m aware you are okay to have a blood borne virus if your job does not involve direct contact with blood or blood fluids or having your hands in a patient, since your career goals involve neither I wouldn't worry about it at all. The health check will be carried out by a specialist occupational health nurse most likely so if the Nhs occupational health department say that you would be able to undertake the course then no worries about what the university has to say.
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    Why wouldn't you be able to pass an occupational health assessment with a blood borne virus? I mean surely even if you want to be a surgeon and have a blood borne virus that can't be an automatic fail of an occupational health assessment, but a stepping stone to lots of procedures and discussions on what you can and cannot do safely and how to reduce risk of transmission to patients etc?

    What do your docs say about it?

    Ziggy
 
 
 

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