Why you need an occupational health check before starting your course
The College of Human and Health Sciences has an obligation to ensure that our students’ health status is in compliance with the requirements of our placement providers. The Occupational Health screening process is acknowledged by the regulatory bodies as an integral part of the application process with regard to Fitness to Practice.
In order to conform with the expectations of education service providers, all students are expected to comply with relevant policies.
It is advisable that you read the policies below before making your application to any courses that contain work experience placements.
The Occupational Health Process
- Once you have been offered a place on your chosen course, you will be sent a health declaration form to complete. You will need to complete the form, and then ask your GP to sign the form to confirm its accuracy. Each offer of a place is conditional upon this form being returned in the given timeframe.
- Occupational Health staff will check the form, and may invite you in for an appointment to discuss the information that you have provided.
During this appointment:
- You will be assessed on your fitness to practice
- You will have the opportunity to discuss any support that you may need with regards to your health
If you are asked to attend an occupational health appointment, this may take place before enrolment and the start of your studies.