Students in Classes
- As part of the submission of an Animal Care and Use Protocol for teaching, the instructor will complete the Exposure Assessment form which will be forwarded to the Student Health and Wellness Center Medical Professional by the IACUC office for review and risk category assessment.
- The Exposure Assessment form will include a brief description of the class, the species of animals involved, and a description of student contact with the animals.
- If a course is determined to be a High Risk (high probability of an adverse health effect, for example, student working with wild-caught mammals or involved with lambing), the instructor MUST consult with a Student Health and Wellness Center Medical Professional to determine if a visit to the class during the first week of the quarter is necessary. The physician will briefly discuss with the class the potential hazards, zooneses and the students’ options for individual medical assessment.
- Risk categories:
- High Risk – High probability of an adverse health effect, for example, students working with wild-caught mammals, or involved with lambing.
- Low Risk – Low to moderate probability of adverse health effects.
- Each Principal Investigator or instructor will provide students enrolled in courses involving animals, Variable-Unit courses or independent study courses that include live, vertebrate animals with the following information:
- The availability of and the option to request medical evaluations and treatment
- Hand-outs or the link to: General Information: Potential Hazards (zoonoses, allergies and injuries)
Universal Precautions and Personal Hygiene
- Other potential health and safety hazards
- With link to: the Zoonosis Information by Species
- The instructor will also advise students to contact the Student Health and Wellness Center for consultation if they are pregnant, immunocompromised, diabetic, or have a history of allergies or other significant medical conditions.
- Veterinary students must complete the Medical Entrance Requirements of the School of Veterinary Medicine.
- Other facilities may have additional Occupational Health requirements for entry. Examples include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Nonhuman primate facilities
- BSL-3 facilities