Medical report

The medical report must be included in every arrangement request for exams.

It should be prepared by the students’ general practitioner (psychiatrists, etc.) and should describe deficits and symptoms linked to the students’ specific handicap or physical disability and/or mental disorder.

The report should be written in English or in one of the official Swiss languages (French, German, Italian), be recent (last 2 years) and contain the following information:

The diagnosis should be dated and classified according to the nature of the disability or disorder:

  • Physical disability: International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)
  • Psychological disorder or mental illness: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders of the American Psychiatric Association (DSM)

The following points need to be specified:

  1. Deficits and functional impact as well as the impact on the students’ studies and/or exams
  2. The permanent nature or the evolution of the handicap/disorder (possible improvement or worsening) 
  3. Medication and the effectiveness of medical treatment/implemented measures

On the grounds of performed tests, the physician must recommend practical measures (type of  help/support) for lectures and/or for oral and written exams.

If the physician recommends extra time for exams/lectures it is necessary to quantify the exact amount of extra time needed.