Welcome to the Department of Clinical & Diagnostic Sciences (CDS). We congratulate you on your admission to one of our academic programs and look forward to seeing you this fall.

We ask that all incoming CDS students complete the Orientation Checklist items and provide all supporting documentation (marked with a * in the sections below) as requested by Friday, August 16, 2019.

If you need assistance in completing your checklist items, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 205-975-4237.

 

REGISTER FOR YOUR BLAZERID

Go to www.uab.edu/blazerid to register for your BlazerID and submit with your RSVP for orientation.


Attend CDS Department and Program Orientations

CDS Department Orientation is on Friday, August 23, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Learning Resource Center Rooms 235/249. Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the LRC Lobby. Contact us by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 205-975-4237 to RSVP your attendance.

Make sure you mark your calendar for your Program Orientation. See the Program Orientation Schedule for dates and times.


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Complete Student Demographic Information Survey

We ask that all incoming CDS students complete the Orientation Checklist items and provide all supporting documentation as requested by Friday, August 16, 2019.

Complete the student demographic information survey.


Complete Online Training Courses*

Students enrolled in the School of Health Professions must complete the three (3) trainings listed below using the UAB Learning System. You will receive an email from the Learning System Management when the trainings have been delivered to your “Assigned Learning” area. Complete each training and upload your certification of completion to the Orientation form or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All three certificates must be turned in with your other documentation.

  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Training*
  • UAB Enterprise Code of Conduct Training*
  • Security Training – Data Security Training 2007 – Awareness for All Computer Users*

Complete Orientation Forms

We ask that all incoming CDS students complete the Orientation Checklist items and provide all supporting documentation as requested by Friday, August 16, 2019.

Complete the new student orientation forms online.



Taking a break from, and returning to, your CDS Orientation Forms submission:

  • To take a break while completing your submission; you will need to revisit the forms on the same computer/browser as you did initially. The program automatically stores a cookie in your browser, and you should be able to pick up where you left off.
  • If you revisit the forms over two weeks after your last activity, on a different computer or browser, or after clearing your cache, you will be sent to the beginning of the application.

Nuclear Medicine Technology / Health Physics Requirements*

We ask that all incoming CDS students complete the Orientation Checklist items and provide all supporting documentation as requested by Friday, August 16, 2019.

Students in the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program must complete the following items:

Students in the Nuclear Medicine Technology & Health Physics Program must complete the following items. Print any documentation required and include it with your checklist prior to orientation.

Please fill out the following forms to turn in:

  • Radiation Exposure Release Form
    Needed in the future if future employer requests our records. Please complete the bottom portion with your name, signature, date, and student number (B00).

  • Request for Radiation Monitoring
    Needed to supply you with a radiation dosimetry as a student in the program. Please complete the whole form.

  • Waiver of Program Liability for Student Employment in NMT/HP
    Needed if you work at an NMT/HP Facility as a student while in the program. Please complete the bottom portion with your name, signature, date, and student number (B00).

Once completed, please hand-deliver your printed forms to the SHP Front Desk or fax to 205-975-3365 by August 16, 2019.

 

Physician Assistant Studies Requirements*

We ask that all incoming CDS students complete the Orientation Checklist items and provide all supporting documentation as requested by Friday, August 16, 2019.

Students in the Physician Assistant Studies program must complete the following items before orientation:

  • Complete a self-study in medical terminology
    Many years ago, medical terminology was taught as a separate course in the PA Program, but it has long since been relegated to self-study texts that students complete prior to entering the first semester of their respective program. Numerous programmed texts exist for this purpose, and you are free to choose the one that appeals to you the most. Please note that we are only interested in your ability to create and define medical words. We are not interested in the anatomical or physiological words and diagrams that some texts focus on in detail.

    Two texts that students have given favorable reviews to in the past are:

    Thierer/Medical Terminology, language for Health Care ISBN 0073022640
    Jones/Comprehensive Medical Terminology ISBN 1401810047

    Both of these texts, and similar ones, can be found in bookstores or on the web via Amazon.

  • Complete a Questionnaire
    Complete a Learning Styles Questionnaire and bring to orientation. Fill out the Questionnaire.

  • Complete the OneCard Access/Key Request Form
    Complete the form with your name, BlazerID, and signature and bring it with you to orientation. If you need to get a student One Card ahead of time for parking purposes, you must wear Professional attire for the photo.

 

Register for Student Health Insurance or Submit a Waiver

Students in the School of Health Professions are required to have health insurance. Students must purchase insurance VIVA Student Health or submit an Insurance Waiver Form.


Read the Student Handbook for Your Program

In order to prepare for Orientation, read your Student Handbook for your Program. You can find your program's handbook on your program's homepage. There you will see a "Student Handbooks" link located in the Menu on the right hand side of the page.

Please refer back to your Program Handbooks on August 19.

Register for Classes

To view course information for CDS programs, see the CDS Course & Textbook List. For information and instructions for the registration process, visit When & How to Register.


Register for Your UAB Student ONE Card

Your ONE Card serves are your UAB student ID, as well as your library card, meal card, access card for residence halls, Blazer Bucks declining balance card, and admissions card for such things as the Rec Center and UAB sporting events. You can get your ONE Card made at the One Stop office or online. All new students get their first card for free of charge. All CDS students are required to wear their ONE Card at all times (Class, Clinicals, and Laboratories). If you do not already have a ONE Card, please obtain one after you have registered for classes.

ONE Card Office Locations:

Russell Ambulatory Center - Room M-165, 1813 6th Avenue South

Burleson Building - Suite 230, 909 18th Street South

Hill Student Center - Suite 103, 1400 University Boulevard

Complete Background Check & Drug Screen

Students enrolled in CDS programs are required to complete a criminal background check through CastleBranch.com prior to the final drop/add date for the fall term (September 3rd). There is a $78.75 charge for this screening. Visit Castlebranch.com to create your account and use “package code:” AH01; once you have done this it will prompt you to pay $78.75 and this will complete your Background Check. For your Drug Screen, you will receive an email within 24-48 hours from Castlebranch.com with further instructions on how to complete your drug screen.


Register for the UAB Emergency Notification System

B-Alert is the official source of UAB emergency information. By registering, you will be notified of any emergency or severe weather situation impacting UAB. To register, go to www.uab.edu/balert.


Set up Your Personal Medical Clearance Webpage

Students enrolled in the School of Health Professions must meet specific immunization requirements based on the program in which they are enrolled. Students can visit their specific immunization/TB requirements and general information on the Medical Clearance page.

*All requirements must be met prior to registering for classes. UAB Student Health and Wellness will place administrative holds on a student’s account if these requirements are not completed by August 1, 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact UAB Student Health Services at 205-975-7753 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Katherine Sims from the Office of Student Recruitment, Engagement, and Success at 205-934-4194 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Recommended Items

It is recommended that you complete the following items, but they are not required.

 

Purchase Textbooks

To view textbook information for CDS programs, view the CDS Course & Textbook List. Textbooks may be purchased from the UAB Blazer Bookstore or from online sellers such as Amazon or eBay.


*Please note a change was made to the textbook list as of 6/19/2019. Make sure to review your program specific list to make sure you are getting the correct books for your courses.

Purchase a Student Parking Permit

Student parking is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. You will need to register now in order to have a parking permit before classes begin.

*Please Note: UAB Parking and One Stop are working on the One Card/Parking Permit issue. For now, to expedite your UAB One Card to obtain your Parking Permit you will need to go to https://campuscard.uab.edu/bbapps/photosubmit/ and submit a photo for your One Card.

Once your photo is approved, One Stop will activate your UAB One Card and you will be able to obtain your parking permit.


Reserve a Locker

CDS has a very limited number of lockers available on the 4th floor of SHPB for CDS students. They are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you are interested in reserving one of these lockers, please contact Colby Williams by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..