Before your placement

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You'll need to complete the following before you start your clinical placement:

Disclosure Barring Service (DBS)

All students will be required to complete a DBS check. A member of the admissions team will send you the necessary paperwork to complete and you'll be asked to return the completed forms when invited to attend an interview. The University's Criminal Records Officers carry out the DBS checking process. This can take on average 4 to 6 weeks and any student who has not completed their DBS check can not go on placement, which could result your start date being put back to the next available intake.

Occupational health

The primary purpose of occupational health assessment is to ensure that students are fit to undertake the course requirements effectively and without risk to themselves or others. Course places at the Faculty of Medical Science are offered subject to satisfactory health screening. A member of the admissions team will send you the necessary paperwork to complete and you will be assessed individually. If you don't have a completed occupational health check this could delay you starting the course. If you don't start the course for health reasons then you'll need occupational health clearance before returning to practice.

Mandatory training

It is a legal requirement that all operating department practitioner, paramedic science and healthcare science practitioner students complete annual moving and handling training with the University before attending practice.