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Children's Nursing - Second registration programme BSc (Hons) / PgDip

Overview

Please note that this course is closed for 2018/19 entry.

These programmes lead to a second registration in children’s nursing

If you are registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as either an Adult, Mental Health or Learning Disability Nurse you can gain a second registration as a Children's Nurse by completing either the Postgraduate Diploma or the BSc (Hons) Children's Nursing.

Accreditation of Prior Learning

The NMC require Registered Nurses seeking registration in a second field to undertake a standard pre-registration nursing programme, against which Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) claims, including relevant practice learning are made.

As part of the APL process, your Professional Portfolio has to be available for examination. It should contain the required original evidence: certificated learning, reflective accounts of clinical experience, evidence of attendance at clinical updates, evidence of best practice in evidence based care and the dissemination of this to others, feedback from service users, involvement in projects, a current appraisal and other material that may be relevant.

To demonstrate nursing practice experience, the role you undertook, the dates and the approximate length of time spent in each area need to be verified by the university or your nurse manager. Confirmation will be obtained from the verifying signatory.

All NMC registered nurses are eligible for the BSc (Hons) Children's Nursing programme and applicants with either a first or second class honours Degree in nursing are eligible for the PGDip Children's Nursing programme.Students on these courses must be seconded by their employing trust. Pleas be aware that the duration of the programme will be dependant on the previous practice  learning experiences.

Both the BSc (Hons) Children's Nursing and the PgDip Children's Nursing require students to complete a total of 2300 hours of relevant nursing practice, which could include previous practice. Where applicants have less than six months of children's nursing practice the duration of their programme may be extended.

The minimum duration of these programmes is one year and can be up to two years.

BSc (Hons) Children's Nursing

This programme is suitable for Registered Nurses with either a certificate, diploma or third class honours degree. The 3 year BSc programme incorporates eighteen children's nursing and generic modules.

On application for the second registration course, you'll be required to make an Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) to demonstrate prior academic knowledge. The modules you take as part of the second registration programme will be dependent upon a successful APL application.

PG Diploma in Children's Nursing

To be eligible for this programme you must be a nurse on the NMC register and have a Bachelor degree with a  2:2 minimum classification and have at least one year of clinical practice in children's nursing. You'll also need to make an APL claim. You'll follow a one year PG Diploma pathway.

The process of APL is lengthy and only completed once you have a conditional offer for the course. You are advised to start work on this as early as possible.

Accreditations

Key course information - ordered by mode
Mode Duration Start date Location
Mode
Full-time
Duration
Variable - dependent on APL. Approximately 12 - 25 months.
Start Date
September
Location

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Modules

The BSc course has 18 modules, but your programme of study will be unique, depending on your prior learning.

Year 1

  • Introduction to life sciences
    This module provides an introduction to the functioning of the human body. It focuses on macro-systems, considering structure and function of all systems at a preliminary level to equip you with the necessary underpinning knowledge to inform first year nursing practice. You are introduced to essential concepts such as organisation of the body, homeostasis, anatomy and physiology. Emphasis at this stage is on breadth of knowledge. This module introduces the life-sciences content which is then developed further throughout the three year curriculum
  • Practice skills for nursing
    This module is designed to prepare you to perform essential nursing skills to the standards required for the generic core element of the programme. Using safe, simulated environments, supervised placement experiences, and independent learning opportunities, students will be enabled to merge knowledge, practical ability and professional attitudes in promoting quality patient/client care. The module will focus on the development and use of appropriate professional values; clinical, problem solving and interpersonal skills that underpin safe caring practices.
  • Professional values, ethics and law
    This module is designed to ensure you develop a foundational understanding of your professional, ethical and legal responsibilities. The focus is on developing an appreciation of the professional codes, ethical values and legal frameworks which underpins health care practice. Emphasis will be placed upon understanding of the need to use up-to-date knowledge including ethical, legal and professional obligations to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate care, communicate findings, influence change and promote health, welfare and best practice.
  • Social sciences in nursing
    This module will take a sociological and physiological focus that introduces you to the theories that explain people's behaviour and their response to social situations within the context of health and social care. Taking a life course approach the module aims to explain which groups are vulnerable and how adopting a person centred approach to practice and concepts of empowerment might enable these groups to maintain autonomy.
  • Theories of nursing and children's nursing practice
    The module will provide you with the knowledge to enable the understanding of nursing theory. You will explore how nursing theory evolved and became embedded in nursing practice. You will begin to develop skills in examining theories. The role of the children's nurse in facilitating children, young people and their carers as active members of the decision making process will be explored. In this module you will examine the professional and legal responsibilities of children's nurses to ensure children's rights are upheld. The underlying principles of negotiation and working in partnership will be examined.
  • Communication with children and young people
    The purpose of this module is to explore what constitutes effective communication with children, young people and their carers. As children's nurses we must ensure that each child and young person has their individual communication needs taken into account and accommodated. The impact of the developmental level of the child or young person will be explored referring to appropriate theories and models. The role of the children's nurse in communicating effectively with carers will also be examined.

Year 2

  • Mental well-being and physical health
    From a lifecourse perspective the bio psychosocial outcomes of the experience of health and illness will be explored from all field perspectives within the context of the delivery of care. So that the experience of mental health, physical illness and learning disabilities will be explored within the context of children's and adults lives and the impact these may have on physical and mental wellbeing.
  • Public health and health policy
    This module explores National and International health policies, incorporating all fields of nursing further enhancing the professional, legal and ethical concepts already developed in Year 1. It allows you to investigate issues that have an impact on the health of individuals and communities, recognising the importance of supportive social, physical and cultural environments to promote good health. It will examine the broader social, economic, environmental and political factors that impact health and wellbeing, it also explores the relationship between theory and practice and analyses the factors that shape the nations' health care policies.
  • Research methods and use of evidence
    This module introduces you to the diverse and innovative approaches to research methodologies through which you will gain knowledge and understanding of the central place of research in nursing practice. The module will equip you with the knowledge to draw on research and research methodologies in order to locate, review and evaluate research findings to enhance evidence-based practice across all fields of nursing. The module content has been systematically designed to enable you to develop analytical skills to further deepen your knowledge and improve your practice. Delivery of the module will combine classroom sessions with group seminar activities and electronic activities on blackboard to ensure a blended approach to learning.
  • Child development and childhood transitions
    An understanding of expected child development is essential for children's nurses in their daily assessment and interaction with children and young people. This module will enable you to explore child development and gain appropriate knowledge and understanding in order to assess and advise on the factors that promote optimum development of children and young people, including through transitions. Learning will be structured to encourage you to reflect on your own experiences and preconceptions in order to develop objective and analytical approaches.
  • Life sciences and medicines management
    This module further develops the life sciences theme which was introduced in Year 1. The content is now explored in more depth and with application to child health and children's nursing. Pharmacology and medicines management is introduced with particular focus on its application to infants, children and young people.
  • Common childhood illnesses
    This module provides you with the opportunity to explore aetiology of common childhood health conditions including common causes of injury or disease which may result in illness, deformity, disability or even death. Assessment and management of the infant, child, and young person with a common health condition and impact on the child/young person and their family will be explored, with emphasis on multidisciplinary team working in community and hospital settings. Throughout this practice based module, you will have the opportunity gain hands on experience of caring for children and young people with common health conditions.

Year 3

  • Politics of health
    This unit develops knowledge of the process of health care policy making. It considers contemporary political influences upon health care policy and the implications for the nursing profession and patient care.
  • Leadership, management and supervision
    This module will build effective leadership and management skills in a complex and multidimensional health care setting. Recognising that leadership skills are predicated on interpersonal skills, the module will address issues of communication. This module will be the theoretical underpinning of leadership and management skills in order to prepare you for a management placement.
  • Pharmacology and medicines management
    The content of this module is applied to child health and children's nursing, but there is a greater emphasis on pathophysiology. Pharmacology and medicines management is developed in more depth.
  • Care of the acutely ill child
    The module will build on the knowledge and skills gained in relation to the care given to the acutely ill infant, child and young person and their families. It will explore a range of acute and short term illnesses and associated health problems in community and hospital settings. Strategies employed by nurses when responding to the needs of children and young people and their families will be examined
  • Best practice in children's nursing
    This module will build on knowledge of research and evidence-based practice within the health and social care setting. Skills of analysis will be developed, enabling you to evaluate different sources of evidence informing clinical practice. The concepts of an evidence-based approach to decision making will be explored and the role of the practitioner in promoting research usage clarified. You will be encouraged to relate content to contemporary initiatives in health and social care and consider how change management approaches can support the implementation of evidence-based practice.
  • Complex and high dependency care of children
    The module will build upon concepts of caring for the acutely ill infant, child and young person, identifying children with more complex needs. It will explore a range of potentially life threatening conditions requiring a higher level of nursing intervention, to care for the child safely. It aims to examine the assessment, observation, close monitoring and intervention required to manage children who are more acutely ill and potentially unstable with the aim of preventing deterioration. You will further develop confidence and competence in the skills and management techniques required to prioritise a complex workload.

The PgDip course has 6 modules, but your programme of study will be unique, depending on your prior learning.

Year 1

  • Applied biological and pharmacological sciences for nursing
    This module is an introduction to biological and
    pharmacological sciences, which will be applied to the chosen field of nursing.
  • Children's nursing and professional practice
    Understanding of children's nursing and the associated professional, ethical and legal responsibilities. The underlying principles of negotiation and working in partnership will be examined. The focus is on developing an appreciation of how nursing theory evolved and became embedded in nursing practice and how the professional codes, ethical values and legal frameworks underpin that practice. The role of the children's nurses in facilitating children, young people and their carers as active members of the decision making process will be explored. Emphasis will be placed upon understanding of the need to use up-to-date knowledge including ethical, legal and professional obligations to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate care, communicate findings, influence change and promote health, welfare and best practice.
    In this module, professional and legal responsibilities of children's nurses are explored to ensure children's rights are upheld.

Year 2

  • Child development and common childhood conditions
    Aetiology of common childhood health conditions including common causes of injury or disease which may result in illness, deformity, disability or even death. Assessment and management of children with a common health condition and impact on the child and their family will be explored, with emphasis on
    multidisciplinary team working in community and hospital settings. Learning will be structured to encourage reflection on own experiences and preconceptions in order to develop objective and analytical approaches in care planning.
  • Acute and complex care of children
    This module will examine a range of acute and potentially life limiting and life threatening conditions requiring a higher level of nursing care and intervention. It aims to examine the assessment, observation, close monitoring and intervention required to manage children who are unstable, with the aim of preventing deterioration with early intervention. You will further develop confidence, competence and the clinical skills to care for and manage these patients. Emphasis of the module will be on safety and the techniques required for prioritising and managing complexity.
  • Politics and leadership
    This module will develop knowledge about the process of health care policy and leadership potential. Studying this module will help you to
    appreciate not only what is involved in leadership, but also how each individual nurse can make a contribution to the leadership within their area of practice.
  • Public health and well-being
    This module explores national and international health policies and examines the
    broader social, economic, environmental and political factors that impact health and well-being. You will investigate issues that have an impact on the health of individuals and communities, recognising the importance of supportive social, physical and cultural environments to promote health and well-being. The experience of mental health, physical illness and learning disabilities will be explored within the context of children's and adults lives and the impact these may have on physical and mental well-being.

Employability

This programme allows experienced nurses gain a qualification and registration that allows for further career advancement in the field of Children's Nursing.

Employability Service

We are University of the Year for Graduate Employment for the second year in a row - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, 2019.

At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

  • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
  • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.

Placements

During the course you'll be expected to carry out clinical placements as part of your learning. Second registration students on both programmes undertake a range of placements. These will vary depending on previous clinical experience.

Normally, you'll undertake your placements at your place of work. It may also be possible for your employer to negotiate placement swaps with a different organisation.

A clinical practice placement allows you to put theory into practice by working with a range of health professionals in clinical situations to develop the skills,knowledge and experience required to become a competent nurse.

Support from a mentor

Whilst on the clinical placement we ensure that our nursing students receive continuous support and guidance from a dedicated mentor and practice learning teams made up of lecturers and practitioners. Where available, Second Registration students are supported by experienced mentors.

Staff

Stuart Hibbins

School/Division: Health and Social Care / Children's Nursing
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Stuart has worked in neurosurgery, neurology, theatres, neonates, intensive care and accident and emergency. While working as ward manager at King's College Hospital (KCH), he completed a retrospective study to evaluate the treatment of children with hydrocephalus.


Prof. Alison Twycross

School/Division: Health and Social Care /
Job title: Deputy Dean and Lead Nurse

Prof. Alison Twycross is Deputy Dean and Lead Nurse in the School of Health and Social Care. Alison is an experienced researcher who is recognised internationally in the area of acute pain in children.


Facilities

Teaching and learning

Entry requirements

  • Evidence of current registration with the UK Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Current employment in a children's nursing setting
  • Funding and secondment agreement from your employer (normally from the NHS) students will remain in this employment.
  • Agreement from the employer to provide suitable clinical placements where possible
  • Level 7 IELTS if educational qualifications have not been obtained in the English language
  • Successful interview
  • Satisfactory occupational health clearance
  • Satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

Additional programme specific entry requirements:

BSc Children's nursing

  • Registration as a nurse with the NMC
  • Secondment from the Employing Trust/Institution – students will remain in employment
  • Successful Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) claim for Transfer of credits

The APL claim must show that you have sufficient academic credit and duration of practice to match the value of those modules that you wish to make a claim for. Successful accreditation then reduces the amount of modules that you will be required to undertake.

PgDip in Children's Nursing

  • A second class honours degree in nursing (minimum)
  • Registration as a nurse with the NMC
  • Secondment from the Employing Trust/Institution – students will remain in employment
  • Significant experience (at least six months) of working within children's nursing as a registered nurse
  • A successful Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) claim for Advanced Standing.

Advanced Standing is required to both demonstrate the ability to undertake studies at a higher academic level and show that the 2300 hours duration of practice required by the NMC can be achieved.

The one year PgDip programme includes 675 practice hours. If your APL credit is less than 1,625 hours you will therefore need an extension to the length of the programme. n.b. can include previous pre-registration placement experience.

How to apply

Instructions for Home/EU applicants
Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
Mode
Full-time
Duration
Variable - dependent on APL. Approximately 12 - 25 months.
Start date
September
Application code
4Q22
Application method

Applications need to be made via UCAS via Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) using the University's Institution Code L75. The course code is 4Q22. The route you take will depend on your APL claim.

Full details of how to do this are supplied on our How to apply webpage for undergraduate students page.

We encourage applicants to apply as early as possible. Please note that the APL process needs to be completed prior to interview The final date for UCAS applications is 31st July.

Four stage application

  1. Secure sponsorship from your employer
  2. Apply to us through UCAS
  3. Make your Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) claim
  4. Attend the University for a face to face interview

Personal statements

Remember the personal statement is extremely important. This is essentially a selling tool on why you are right for the course. The personal statement is taken into consideration when shortlisting applicants for interview. Download our Personal Statement Guide (PDF File 160 KB).

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

Applicants who are successful in the University's situational, literacy and numeracy tests will be invited to complete an APL claim. This will then be processed prior to interview.

For the APL claim, you should obtain your transcript of training from the institution you undertook your nurse training in as early as possible. If your training was undertaken abroad you should access the National Recognition Information Centre UK (NARIC) for a translation of the credits and values of your qualification, for comparison with the English university credits. This should be submitted with your APL claim.

A maximum of 60 credits at Level 6 can be credited by APL, therefore all students will need to undertake a programme that includes a minimum of 60 credits at level 6.

Interviews

After you have submitted your APL you'll be invited to interview through UCAS Track. Attendance at face to face interviews is essential for all courses. Service colleagues from NHS Trusts form part of the interview panel.

There is no parking available at the University, please use public transport to make your journey to the campus.

The multiple mini interview process

Applicants are invited in small groups for interview. You will be introduced to the 'Interview Coordinator', either by the admissions tutor or a member of the team. The interview process will be explained to you so that you are clear what to expect on the day. You will then be escorted by one of the team and led to the seating area in the interview area. Applicants move around individual stations to be interviewed by separate interviewers in a one-to-one face-to-face interview. The starting point for each applicant is different but each interviewer will ask the same question of all applicants in turn. Four minutes is allowed for each answer and a minute for moving between stations.

In addition the first interviewer will ask a starter question so the time spent with the first  will be eight minutes.

After you have answered the last question you will be given a written question. You will be allowed five minutes to write a short written answer.

Long distance travel

If you have to travel a long distance you can request to be interviewed on the same day as your Literacy-Numeracy test. The first sitting of tests is at 2.00pm which means that if you are successful you will be ready for interview at 4pm,  the last interview session of the day.

Venue

You will be advised of the location of your interview and be met by a 'Health Interview Assistant', who is a Student Ambassador or member of staff. They will make you feel comfortable and should be able to answer your queries about being a university student. If you have been accompanied by anyone they will be asked to wait in a quiet area until your interview is over.

Identity check

Your identity will be checked against your Passport or Driving Licence. It is really important that you remember to bring your ID.  Unfortunately, if you forget this we will not be able to interview you.

Information regarding results

When the interview has finished you will be given information and advice as to what happens next, should you be either successful or unsuccessful.

Results

These will be made available through UCAS Track usually within two weeks.

If you are unsuccessful the application process for this year is over. Your application will not be accepted for either 'Extra' or 'Clearing'. LSBU will however accept another application for the following year. It is important that you read the comments in the results statement, so that you are prepared for any other interviews you may have.

If you are successful you will be invited to an Offer Holder day, which aims to help you make a final decision on whether to accept our offer or not. You will meet some of the team in the Department and take part in some 'taster' sessions.

Headstart day

Future students will be invited to meet with other students starting at the same time. There will be tours of the university library, lectures and teaching sessions and plenty of opportunity to make new friends, meet staff and to feel better prepared for starting your studies with us.

Secondment

Prior to the start of the course you will need to secure sponsorship from your employer. At your interview we start the process of checking your eligibility for NHS funding. You will need to fulfil residency requirements to be eligible for UK student status and fees. Whilst fees are paid by your sponsor you need to ensure that they are prepared to pay the additional fees should you be regarded as an international student

Fees and funding

Second registration funding

Health Education England are no longer providing funding to cover student fees. They will be providing a training grant to some NHS organisations in place of salary support. If you have any questions about this, please contact the education lead in your NHS organisation who will be able to answer your questions about this.

To be eligible to apply to the Student Loan Company for funding, students on a 2nd registration course need to be on a two-year full time course with the second year being a minimum of eight weeks contact time (placement and/or theory). This has different implications for students on the PgDip route to those applying for the BSc route.

PgDip route

  • The PgDip course is exactly 12 months long and this means that students on this route are not eligible to apply for a loan from the student loan company to cover. Course fees will need to be funded by the student or their employer.
  • The course fee for PgDip students for 2018/19 is £9250.
  • Course fees include a tablet, uniforms, occupational health (OH) clearance and disclosure and barring service (DBS) clearance.
  • These fees do not cover accommodation or living costs nor are travel costs to university or placement included. You may also need to buy textbooks and other learning materials during the course.

BSc route

  • The length of course for students applying for the BSc 2nd registration course depends on an individual’s APL.
  • In the past the vast majority undertake a 12 - 15 month course but we cannot confirm this until the APL process has been completed. The APL process will be started once a student has accepted their place on the course.
  • If following APL, your course is less than 1 year + 8 weeks you will not be eligible to apply to the Student Loan Company for a loan to cover their fees. In this situation, the course fees will need to be funded by the student or by their employer.
  • If following APL, your course is more than 1 year + 8 weeks you will be eligible to apply to the Student Loan Company for a loan to cover their fees. More details are available at https://www.slc.co.uk/.
  • The fees for the academic year 2018/19 are £9250. There may be a slight increase for Year 2 of the course. Any increase will be determined by the fees increase announced by the Government. The fee for the second year of the course will be pro rota depending on the proportion of the course.
  • Course fees include a tablet, uniforms, occupational health (OH) clearance and disclosure and barring service (DBS) clearance.
  • These fees do not cover accommodation or living costs nor are travel costs to university or placement included. You may also need to buy textbooks and other learning materials during the course.

If you have any questions or queries about these new funding arrangements please contact Amy Noakes (Cohort Leader; noakesa2@lsbu.ac.uk) or Alison Twycross (Deputy Dean and Lead Nurse; a.twycross@lsbu.ac.uk).

Fee prices

For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for undergraduate students.

Please check your fee status and whether you are considered a home, EU or international student for fee-paying purposes by reading the UKCISA regulations.

Possible fee changes

The University reserves the right to increase its fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any governmental guidance or decisions.

The fees for international students are reviewed annually, and additionally the University reserves the right to increase tuition fees in line with inflation up to 4%.

Scholarships

We offer several types of fee reduction through our scholarships and bursaries. Find the full list and other useful information on our scholarships page.

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Select a case study and read about practical project work, student's placement experiences, research projects, alumni career achievements and what it's really like to study here from the student perspective.

Prepare to start

The following information is for applicants once you have been successful at interview and have been offered a place on your chosen course.

Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) and Declaration of character and conduct form

You are required to complete a declaration at your interview and declare any previous convictions, cautions, warnings or reprimands. After the interview you will also be asked to complete a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) (formerly known as the Criminal Records Bureau or CRB). Have a look at our DBS process for applicants and Declaration of Character and Conduct information to find out more.

To check the categories as identified by the DBS as being filtered and will therefore not be included in any criminal record certificate issued by the DBS look at the filtering rules for the criminal record check certificates. For more information please read our DBS FAQs.

To complete the DBS application and get your ID documents checked, please follow the steps below:

Step 1:

Please complete the online DBS application and ensure you refer to the corresponding DBS course title (PDF File 462 KB) when completing your application, to ensure we can track your application.

Organisation: LSBUHSC
Password: london2013

If you already have a DBS certificate and are part of the DBS update service, we need to see the hard copy of your DBS certificate. You’ll also need to e-mail hscdbsoh@lsbu.ac.uk the details below so that we can perform a status check on the update service website:

  • Your DBS certificate number
  • Your name as it is on the DBS certificate
  • Your date of birth

Step 2:

Once you have completed this process, please ensure you bring three accepted ID documents so we can verify your application. You can visit the Southwark Student Help Desk in the K2 building during working hours, Monday-Friday (9am-11am, 1pm-4pm). No appointment is needed. Please find the link above with a list of the appropriate ID.

Please note:
If you are unable to physically come to campus and show your three forms of required ID, you can use the Post Office which offers an identity document checking service for a fee of £10.50.

  • Take photocopies of your 3 items of ID documents and the 3 original documents with you.
  • The Post Office will stamp the form and the photocopies and give them back to you
  • Documents will then need to be scanned (including their post office receipt so that we know that it has gone through due process) and sent to hscdbsoh@lsbu.ac.uk

If you have further questions you can email us at hscdbsoh@lsbu.ac.uk.

Occupational health

You need to complete an occupational health assessment once you have been given an offer on a health and social care course.

Download and print the following documents on vaccination guidelines and carefully read the guidance on the occupational health process:

You must take the GP vaccination and screening history form to your GP for them to complete, sign and stamp. This must be done prior to enrolment. This form also needs to be taken to the meeting with the occupational health nurse following enrolment in which the nurse can check immunisation status and confirm this for your placement. You should be aware that if you do not complete the occupational health process you will not be permitted on placement and this may jeopardise your continuation on your course.

Applicants who have met the conditions of an offer need to download and complete an online medical questionnaire. This will go to our current occupational health provider. Any delays in completing the medical questionnaire will delay enrolment. For further information please read our Occupational Health FAQs.

If you have any more questions you can email us at hscdbsoh@lsbu.ac.uk.

Accommodation

Students should apply for accommodation at London South Bank University (LSBU) as soon as possible, once we have made an offer of a place on one of our academic courses.

Read more about applying for accommodation at LSBU.

Enrolment and Induction

Enrolment takes place before you start your course. On completing the process, new students formally join the University. Enrolment consists of two stages: online, and your face-to-face enrolment meeting. The online process is an online data gathering exercise that you will complete yourself, then you will be invited to your face-to-face enrolment meeting.

In September, applicants who have accepted an unconditional offer to study at LSBU will be sent details of induction, which is when they are welcomed to the University and their School. Induction helps you get the best out of your university experience, and makes sure you have all the tools to succeed in your studies.

Read more about Enrolment and Induction.

Holidays

You will receive fixed holiday periods, which will not follow the normal University timetable. Further details will be available upon commencement of the course.

Practice placements

Practice placements are provided under our contract with NHS Trusts and other organisations. On some health and social care courses you may find local arrangements require you to attend practice placements outside the normal work hours (evening, nights, weekends and bank holiday).

Uniform

If you are required to wear a uniform on placement and during some practical sessions in the skills laboratories then this will be provided along with a formal name badge.

ODP students will be required to wear theatre scrubs on placement, which will be supplied by the host Trust.  During practical sessions in the skills laboratories you will be required to wear LSBU scrubs which will be provided, along with a formal name badge. ODP students will receive one set of scrubs. No further items will be issued, and you'll have to pay for any additional or replacement uniform.

Changes

If you wish to change your address, change your personal details or withdraw your application, you must put this in writing to the Admissions Office who you can email at lsbuadmissions@lsbu.ac.uk.

 
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