Duties and responsibilities

Here you can find information about duties and responsibilities during your Paramedic Science, Operating Department Practice or Physician Associate placement.

Who will support you in practice?

During your practice placement you'll be supported by your clinical mentor and your personal tutor.

Mentors are registered healthcare professionals who have met their professional body standards for learning and assessing in practice. They will support you during your training and sign off your learning outcomes as you achieve them.

You'll also be guided by a number of other health professionals, giving you the opportunity to gain an understanding of how professionals work as part of a wider team.

We're committed to supporting you during your practice experience. We've worked in partnership with our placement providers to invest in a number of strategies to ensure the quality of the learning experience.

Student responsibilities in practice

We expect you to:

  • arrive in good time
  • maintain and respect confidentiality at all times, particularly in relation to the use of social media sites
  • act in a professional manner at all times
  • turn off mobile phones in the practice area
  • inform your clinical practice educator/paramedic educator if you are unwell and not able to attend your placement, as well as the University
  • raise any issues regarding your placement with your practice educator/paramedic educator and your personal tutor.

Dress code

You may need to wear a uniform on some placements. Whether wearing a uniform or not, all healthcare organisations have a mandatory dress code policy and students will be advised of this.