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We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Medical Laboratory Science program requirements

(Updated August 2022)

Below are the requirements and relevant links for both entry into on-campus Medical Laboratory Science (MLSc) courses and pre-practicum students. These requirements must be complete for students to be eligible to participate in laboratory-based courses and clinical placement. 

Students are responsible for keeping the original documents at all times. Students must monitor their ontariotechu.net email addresses throughout the entire year to facilitate the smooth handling of their documentation.

NOTE: Please begin the process of completing the required documentation as soon as you receive your grades at the end of the winter semester. The time required for completion can be extensive and may delay your attendance to mandatory components of the MLSc program if not completed by the due dates.

IMMUNIZATION INFORMATION

To help protect the health and safety of students and patients/clients, all students enrolled in the Medical Laboratory Science program must provide proof of immunization to be eligible for laboratory-based courses and to attend clinical placement.  Please consult the Immunization Requirements web page for up-to-date information.

  • Entry Immunization Form (Completed when going into Year 2, MLSC 1010)
  • Returning Student Immunization Form (Completed when going into Year 4)

To help protect the health and safety of patients/clients, as well as students participating in placement, all students enrolled in the Medical Laboratory Science program must provide proof of immunization to be eligible to attend lab and clinical placements. A completed Entry Immunization Form (EIF) is required entering Year 2 of the program, and the Returning Student Form (RIF) is required when entering Year 4 of the program.

The influenza (flu) vaccination is not mandatory but strongly recommended. In the event of an influenza outbreak, students without sufficient documentation of the vaccine may be asked to leave the clinical area, thus jeopardizing the successful completion of the practicum course. The influenza vaccine (flu shot) is generally not available until October and takes two weeks to become effective.

Note: Any practice placement site can make it mandatory to have an annual influenza vaccination prior to approving a placement.

If you have any questions regarding immunization information, please contact Marsha Townsend at 905.721.8668 ext. 6187.

N95 MASK FIT TESTING INFORMATION

If you require specific information regarding mask fit testing, email Evelyn Moreau or call at 905.721.8668 ext. 2826.

Mask fits are valid for two years from the date of testing. Ontario Tech provides on-campus mask fit testing for all MLSc students just prior to practicum. The cost of the test is included in the ancillary fees for students enrolled in the MLSc program. The testing will be arranged by the MLSc Practicum Coordinator for the end of the winter semester of third year. Eligible students will receive an email to their OntarioTechu.net account containing information on how to register for testing. 

An identification card will be provided at the conclusion of testing which provides information on the student’s required mask. It is the student’s responsibility to keep this card safe and provide it along with other mandatory documentation at the beginning of placement at each practicum site.

OBTAINING A CRIMINAL REFERENCE CHECK

If you require specific information regarding a criminal reference check, email Evelyn Moreau.

All students in the MLSc program are required to complete a criminal reference check. It must include a vulnerable sector screen. The check is valid for one year from the date of issue and must cover the entire academic year. Exceptions to this requirement are non-negotiable due to liability and safety regulations. 

These must be obtained from the student’s local (permanent address) police service. Any costs associated with the check are the responsibility of the student.

 For students residing in Durham:

  • Durham Region Police Service (DRPS) requires a letter for students to qualify for the volunteer (lower) rate. Students can obtain a letter from Lavern Bourne. To complete the letter, please provide your full name, date of birth and complete street address. The letter will be sent to your Ontario Tech.net email address. 
  • Visit the DRPS website for more information.

 For students residing in Toronto (please direct questions to healthsciences@ontariotechu.ca):

  • Toronto Police Service (TPS) has information to review about their Vulnerable Sector Screening Process
  • TPS requires a form to be signed by an authorized staff member from the university in order to process your application. Please see the process for obtaining the signed form: 
  1. Students must complete the fillable form (open with a student number and network password), sign and email to healthsciences@ontariotechu.ca along with a photo of themselves holding up two pieces of identification, one of which must be a government-issued ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport).
  2. The form will be signed by an authorized staff member and emailed back to the student.
  3. The student will then follow the TPS instructions for submissions to commence the check. 

An official report form (with police seal) will be provided by the police service.  The completed form must be validated by Evelyn Moreau.