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.
Examples of Fitness to Practice Concerns
A broad overview of the kinds of concerns that may be raised under fitness to practice.
MDHS Student Fitness to Practice Process
The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences' process for handling student fitness to practice concerns.
Links and Resources
Relevant policies and support relating to student fitness to practice concerns.
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions regarding the student fitness to practice policy, MDHS rules, and the process.