Multi-resistant bacteria (MRB) refers to bacteria which have become resistant to several antibiotics which are normally active against them. (eg MRSA, ESBL, ESBL-carba, VRE).
All students who have participated in internships abroad within healthcare and / or aged care, or who have been admitted to a hospital or received treatment as an outpatient during the past 6 months whilst studying abroad, must undergo screening for MRB. Screening should be done prior to undertaking an internship in healthcare and / or aged care.
MRB sampling also applies to all international students who, during their exchange studies at the School of Health Sciences, will participate in an internship in healthcare and / or aged care. The test must be done before the internship takes place and the student is responsible for booking the appointment where the testing/ sampling is done. This is to be organized at the students local health center.