Student Fitness to Practice

The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences expects the highest standards from its students in all areas of their academic work. If you are enrolled in a course with placement components, the standards of behaviour you are required to meet are shaped by the Faculty’s Fitness to Practice Rules and by the expectations of your intended profession.

We take a student’s fitness to practice very seriously. The University’s Student Fitness to Practice Policy (MPF1345) and the Faculty’s Fitness to Practice Rules have been developed to help the University, Faculty and students manage their obligations.

If concerns are raised about your fitness to practice, we will take appropriate steps to support your learning and formally intervene when appropriate. The Faculty has a responsibility to balance remediation and learning support with the need to prevent harm.

This website offers advice to students to support fitness to practice and to highlight the nature of concerns that might arise.