The Faculty of Medicine OHS team is here to work with you to protect your health, safety and wellness while you're studying with us. During your training, your safety is our priority, so please check out the following information to ensure your medical education remains safe and incident free.

Please note, immunisations and Blue Card registration are requirements of entry to the MD Program. Please refer to the Program Rules and Getting started pages for more information. 

We support a positive, open and transparent OHS culture and help facilitate compliance with all relevant legislation and national standards. Below we've listed some of the key items you must consider when you're studying at UQ.

Your legal obligations to work safely

All workers (including students and visitors) have obligations to conduct work and study safely, specified in;

  • Work Health and Safety Act and Regulation 2011
  • Relevant Codes of Practice and Standards
  • University of Queensland Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines

Students are required to:

  • Comply with all occupational health and safety instructions
  • Avoid, eliminate, or minimise hazards and report any OHS issues
  • Avoid placing at risk the health and safety of themselves or any other person
  • Wear personal protective equipment (PPE) appropriate to the task
    • NOTE: Respiratory Mask Fit Testing - Students may be required to verify that they have been fit tested for respiratory masks before arrival at their placement.   
    • The Faculty of Medicine OHS team carry out respiratory equipment fit testing using a qualitative method as stipulated in AS1715 to verify correct fitment and seal of disposable respiratory masks rated for P2 (Australia) or N95 (other national jurisdictions)). Users will be shown how to correctly and consistently fit a disposable mask to ensure maximum protection.
    • To apply for a fit test, contact med.ohs@uq.edu.au, stipulating which country you’ll be working in. Testing is carried out at Oral Health Centre, Herston or by prior arrangement at limited other locations.