Only Social Work applicants need to pay for their DBS. It costs £46 and can be purchased on our online store.
Sport Rehabilitation Integrated Masters
UnistatsWhat is Unistats?
Key Information Set (KIS) Data is only gathered for undergraduate full-time courses. There are a number of reasons why this course does not have KIS data associated with it. For example, it may be a franchise course run at a partner college or a course designed for continuing professional development.
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Please note: this course is not currently recruiting.
This dynamic programme is professionally accredited by the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT), providing you with the skills to work with active individuals or sports teams of all ages, from recreational to elite standard. Our Graduate Sport Rehabilitators (GSRs) are trained to be first response practitioners working pitchside at sporting events and are qualified to assess and treat musculoskeletal injuries from the point of injury.
There’s a big emphasis on injury prevention and exercise prescription, including programming for return to sport, performance enhancement and improving health and function in populations with injury, illness and disease.
We offer the opportunity for all undergraduate Home/EU students to undertake a work placement, internship or work experience while studying a full-time course starting in September 2019.
Here at LSBU, you will study in one of the largest Schools of Health and Social Care in the country. This will provide you with excellent opportunities to become familiar with the wider healthcare community and how this relates to the work of a GSR.
Additionally, as part of this programme, you have the opportunity to qualify as a Sports Massage Therapist and register with the Sports Massage Association, as well as being eligible to be listed on the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs). You will also undertake the Immediate Care In Sport Course (Level 2) which is accredited by the Rugby Football Union (RFU).
There are excellent onsite facilities at LSBU, including an Academy of Sport, an onsite clinic, and state-of-the-art clinical and human performance laboratories. In addition to our top-class facilities, our central London location provides easy access to a range of exciting health, sport and exercise clinical placement opportunities which you will undertake as an integral part of your course, allowing you to combine theory with evidence-based practice.
This course can also be studied as a 3 year BSc (Hons) course - and there’s an option to transfer between these courses at the end of the second year, depending on the grades achieved.
Why Sport Rehabilitation at LSBU?
- Excellent professional links: the programme is accredited by the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT).
- Exciting career prospects – you’ll be taught alongside health care profession courses to the highest standard of professionalism.
- Our expert staff currently working with national and international athletes.
- You’ll have the opportunity to gain clinical experience with our placement partners across London and the South East, this can include sports clubs, sport injuries clinics and gyms.
- Access to our dedicated facilities including a range of clinical skills labs and outstanding virtual learning environments on campus, as well as gym facilities within the Academy of Sport.
- 1st in UK for academic support and learning opportunities (National Student Survey 2019).
- 1st in London for career prospects (Guardian League Table 2020).
Although initially, study is university based, there’s a minimum of 400 hours’ clinical practice required to complete the degree. This may be carried out in a variety of settings including sports injury clinics, sports clubs, pitchside or in the gym. Students are able to develop their knowledge and skills in a safe and supported work environment with athletes, supervised by appropriately qualified and experienced professionals, such as GSRs, physiotherapists and doctors. We have our own clinic at LSBU where you can be supervised by the programme teaching staff: all experienced clinicians who work with national and international athletes.
This course can also be studied as a 4 year Integrated Masters. There’s an option to transfer between these courses at the end of the second year depending on the grades achieved. Modules are assessed by a range of relevant modes including written exams, projects, coursework and practical examinations.
Some compulsory skills sessions may take place in the evening.
The first year modules are designed to provide a sound foundation in the basic sciences of anatomy, physiology, injury pathology, assessment and clinical skills, and exercise prescription. Teaching will comprise of the key underpinning theory, as well as large, applied, practical components.
- Concepts of Interprofessional and Collaborative Practice (IPL)
This module introduces students to the place and value of interprofessional and collaborative working in health and social care delivery. The module aims to support the development of the necessary communication, personal, partnership working and reflective practice skills required to meet the needs of clients and diverse populations. Students will work collaboratively with other Health and Social Care students, with face-to-face and online teaching and action learning sets.
- Human Physiology and Pathophysiology
This module provides students with an underpinning knowledge of the physiology and function of the human body systems. Students will also explore the pathophysiology of common disorders and diseases that they may encounter in sport rehabilitation practice.
- Functional Anatomy, Kinesiology
This module allows students to gain an understanding of neuro-musculoskeletal anatomy and human movement. Anatomical knowledge will be applied in a practical setting through the use of palpation, observation and analysis of basic movement function and assessment. This fundamental knowledge will be further developed through the application to neuro-musculoskeletal injury and movement.
- Therapy and Clinical Skills
This module provides students with a range of hands on therapy and clinical skills that are required to work clinically as a Graduate Sports Rehabilitator (GSR). Students will be taught fundamental assessment methods and approaches and therapy skills in this largely practical module which will include sports massage, electrotherapy, cryo and thermo therapy, taping and strapping. Students will also explore their clinical decision making. Within this module students will also commence with their placement hours, with 50 hours of sports massage practice, as well as the fundamental massage skills that start their progression towards the Sports Massage Association (SMA) Level 2 or 3 qualification.
- Physical Activity and Exercise Prescription
In this module students will develop an understanding of key knowledge underpinning physical activity and exercise-based interventions. Students will develop the practical skills to undertake health-related fitness assessment, including heart rate, blood pressure, body composition and submaximal exercise evaluation. Students will develop knowledge of responses and adaptions to aerobic exercise, as well as activities involving strength, speed, flexibility and power. This module is designed to align to the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) Level 2 Gym Instructor, to allow registration at a suitable point in the course.
- Appraising Evidence Based Practice
This module extends students’ understanding of the concept of evidence based practice and research in practice. The module equips students with the core skills and understanding to appraise evidence and assess its appropriateness to be implemented into practice. Conducting research, research methods, approaches to data analysis and presentation are explored, as well as the knowledge and skills that are pre-requisite for critical appraisal and evidence synthesis.
- Pitchside Assessment, Trauma Management and Advanced Clinical Skills
Students will develop the knowledge and skills to work in sporting pitchside environments with assessment, critical decision making and management of injury, minor and major trauma, including concussion identification and management protocols. This course will prepare students for the RFU Immediate Care in Sport (ICIS) Level 2 certification. This module will also build on the theoretical and practical therapy and clinical skills from year one, with further soft tissue techniques such as soft tissue release, frictions, neuromuscular technique, muscle energy technique, joint mobilisations and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) techniques. These skills, along with further placement practice and experience, will prepare students to attain Sports Massage Association (SMA) Level 4 certification.
- Lower Limb Rehabilitation
This module will develop the students’ knowledge of the underpinning theories and concepts of neuro-musculoskeletal and common sporting injuries, focusing on the lower limb regions of the ankle and lower leg, knee and thigh, pelvis and hip. Students will gain knowledge and skills in the application of assessment, early, mid and late stage treatment and return to activity and sport.
- Upper Limb and Spinal Rehabilitation
This module will develop the students’ knowledge of the underpinning theories and concepts of neuro-musculoskeletal and common sporting injuries, focusing on the upper limb and spinal regions including the hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, trunk and abdomen, spine and neck. Students will gain knowledge and skills in the application of assessment, early, mid and late stage treatment and return to activity and sport. Within this module students will also learn the theory and practice of hydrotherapy rehabilitation in water.
- Applied Biomechanics
The aim of this module is to develop the practical skills required for assessment of human motion and in particular those relating to gait and functional lower limb motion. Areas covered include motion analysis using subjective and objective methods, such as 2/3D analysis, electromyography and isokinetic analysis. A deeper understanding of the gait cycle is included, with particular reference to the role of the foot and ankle, as well as the major lower limb joints.
- Placement 1
Placement provides the opportunity for students to gain essential practice-based experience in a range of different settings. Students will develop their skills in assessment and management of injuries and conditions across a range of settings and environments, such as our own teaching clinic, sports and injury clinics, sports teams and pitch side at games and events. Student progress and competencies will be monitored and recorded through the placement portfolio, which will see them through the minimum 150 hours for their second year of study, working towards the total of a minimum of 400 hours by the end of the course.
- Psychological Principles for Rehabilitation and Human Performance
This module provides an opportunity for students to develop the biopsychosocial approaches in relation to injury, rehabilitation and human performance. Focus on the development of understanding of psychological determinants of health and well-being across a range of populations including elite athletes, sports active populations, healthy and unhealthy populations, and how this impacts a Graduate Sport Rehabilitator’s (GSRs) practice.
- Screening and Conditioning for Performance
Students will develop their knowledge and practical skills in optimising training and rehabilitation programmes, as well as methods for performance enhancement through programming and training. Methods for screening athletes and individuals for movement impairment, muscle imbalance and key performance indicators are covered, with methods for correction, improvement and optimisation.
- Clinical Rehabilitation and Health Promotion
This module examines the management and rehabilitation within a range of special populations, and how a range of clinical conditions affect human performance and recovery. Health promotion and lifestyle management are considered in relation to the wider populations necessitating the development of more advanced clinical decision making within this module.
- Research in Health and Social Care
This module aims to consolidate and extend the students’ knowledge of research approaches and methods and enhance their ability to be critical users of research evidence. The module examines philosophical and theoretical perspectives underpinning sport rehabilitation related research, including exploration of research design and key aspects of data gathering and interpretation of both qualitative and quantitative analyses. The module will develop practical skills for identifying, critical reviewing and synthesising research evidence relevant to professional practice.
- Placement 2
This module is a continuation of the Year 2 placement where students will continue to gain further practice based experience during a range of placements. Students will continue to complete their placement portfolio whilst implementing their increase in knowledge and skills in to clinical and sports environments, and complete the minimum requirement of 400 hours. Implementation of advanced skills in assessment, treatment and clinical decision making will be encouraged, with a view to building the student’s confidence as a practitioner.
- Dissertation (Core Module – 60 Credits)
This module enables the student to plan and conduct an in-depth investigation of a topic that contributes to professional practice. It provides the opportunity to apply an understanding of research methods to the investigation and allows demonstration of their ability to work with relative autonomy in undertaking a sustained, in-depth piece of independent learning.
- Strength and Conditioning
This module is designed to advances student’s understanding of strength and conditioning from the late stage and performance content in earlier modules. This module includes selection, administration and interpretation of exercise tests, as well as development of scientifically supported periodised programmes to optimise performance for different athletes and sports.
- Independent Professional Study
This module enables students to study areas of personal interest within their own developing professional context. The topic will form and be if benefit to development of their practice. For example, there are opportunities to follow further registration with the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs)to support exercise referral schemes in health or focus on more specialist populations (cardiac rehabilitation, falls prevention. An individually tailored outcomes-based programme of study will be developed with guidance from an academic tutor and relevant registrant body.
- Advanced Practice and Clinical Decision Making
This module focuses on the development of more advanced skills in assessment to support clinical reasoning in first contact practitioner and specialist environments. The emphasis is on the synthesis of a range of clinical information and data, including diagnostic and clinical tests used in the sports medicine fields, to support comprehensive clinical decision making.
- Advanced Skills 1
This module provides focused clinical practice at a negotiated placement of 100 hours, where students will develop a deeper and broader knowledge base within a chosen area of their practice. Students will increase their use of critical reading and appraisal skills to support a deeper appreciation of the underpinning theory, knowledge and skill base.
- Advanced Skills 2
This clinical placement/academic module has a clinical practice placement associated with it and there is an expectation of 100 hours of logged clinical hours will be achieved through negotiated practice placements that are different to those undertaken in Advanced Skills 1 if it has been taken as an optional module. This module is positioned within the schedule to allow for placements nationally and internationally should they be appropriate.
As a Graduate Sport Rehabilitator (GSR), you’ll be a graduate level autonomous healthcare practitioner specialising in musculoskeletal management, exercise based rehabilitation and fitness. Graduates of this degree will have demonstrated and achieved the skills and knowledge to fulfil these roles, as well as completed a minimum of 400 hours of clinical and sporting environment placements which prepares our students for a competent and high level of performance upon graduation.
As well as this, because the degree is within the School of Health and Social Care at LSBU, students benefit from working within a multidisciplinary team of academics and courses – all of which are taught to the highest standard of professionalism required across these professions. As a GSR, you’ll be able to look for roles in a range of environments including: Sports injury clinics; amateur, academy and professional sports clubs; health, fitness clubs and gyms, rehabilitation units, the military, NHS and private practice, sports massage or one-to-one and group personal training.
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.
Clare Deary is an Associate Professor for Sport Rehabilitation in the School of Health and Social Care at London South Bank University, (LSBU).
You’ll benefit from an array of outstanding facilities, providing the perfect environments for you to practice and develop your skills. Some of the facilities you’ll have access to include:
We have a variety of skills labs which replicate real-life work environments, and provide an ideal setting for simulation learning using the latest technologies. Facilities include adult wards, physiotherapy suite, and critical skills lab.
Equipped with modern technology, the Human Performance Centre enables word class research in the fields of sport, health, physical activity and exercise science.
You'll have access to a range of facilities and equipment within the Academy of Sport, including a fully equipped fitness suite with SMART Centre Technology, a Functional Training Zone, Free Weights Room and Sports Hall.
You can explore these facilities further, including viewing virtual tours of some of the areas, by selecting the links above.
Teaching and learning
Our teaching methods vary across academic and practice-based settings. They’ll include classroom teaching, practical simulation in clinical laboratories, human performance laboratory testing, and practice in gym and rehabilitation facilities. There will be extensive online resources to develop your digital skills and support your learning. And you’ll also have a dedicated personal tutor and access to the University’s wide range of student support services.
Year 1 time table - indicative Semester 1
|AM||Functional Anatomy & Kinesiology||IPL Module Concepts Inter-professional Collaborative Practice||Study||IPL- ALG/ group||Peer sessions and Workshops|
|PM||Human Physiology and Pathophysiology||Intermittently timetabled||Therapy and Clinical Skills||Self-directed Study|
Year 1 time table - indicative Semester 2
|AM||Functional Anatomy & Kinesiology||IPL Module Concepts Inter-professional Collaborative Practice||Study||IPL- ALG/ group||Peer sessions and Workshops|
|PM||Physical Activity and Exercise Prescription||Intermittently timetabled||Therapy and Clinical Skills||Self-directed Study|
- A Level BBB or, including at least one of; maths, biology, physics, chemistry, human biology, sports science/studies, PE, dance, psychology, or;
- BTEC National Diploma DDD, in sports science or science, or:
- Access to HE Diploma in Science with 30 Distinctions and 15 Merits or:
- Equivalent Level 3 qualifications worth 144 UCAS points
- Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths, Science and English, or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).
The following additional requirements apply to this course:
- Evidence of commitment to the profession
- Completion of at least one week of work experience in a sport or exercise rehabilitation setting
- Passing of occupational health and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks
- Ability to meet travel requirements to attend placements
- Students from outside the UK will be required to provide a police check from their home country
- English Language: Those whom English is not their first language must achieve a minimum score of 6.5 overall (including 7.0 in the written element and a minimum score of 6.5 in speaking, reading and listening elements) for the International English Language Test Score (IELTS)
How to apply
International (non Home/EU) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.
|Mode||Duration||Start date||Application code||Application method|
Please note: this course is not currently recruiting.
All full-time undergraduate students apply to the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) using the University's Institution Code L75. Full details of how to do this are supplied on our How to apply webpage for undergraduate students.
All part-time students should apply directly to London South Bank University and full details of how to do this are given on our undergraduate How to apply webpage.
Please include a reflective statement that demonstrates your experience of Sports rehabilitation as a profession (work experience, observational visits, as a patient or other contact).
The reflective statement should be sufficiently explicit to demonstrate your commitment to Sports rehabilitation and show that you have an understanding of the depth and breadth of the profession. For further advice on work experience and other areas of Sports Rehabilitation as a career, please consult the British Association of Sports Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT) :
The School of Health and social Care has a values based recruitment (VBR) process. This enables the recruitment teams to assess the values, motives and attitudes of those who wish to work with people in health and social care settings.
Applicants will be shortlisted for interview based on the strength of their UCAS application. The interview process focuses on 'how' and 'why' an applicant makes choices in how they act and seeks to explore reasons for their behaviour. Further details about the VBR framework can be found on the Health Education England website.
If you are shortlisted you will be invited to attend an interview. The interview panel consists of LSBU staff, lecturers, service users and clinicians. You will be assessed through multiple mini interviews (MMIs) which will include a simple practical task that will not require any special clothing or preparation. Applicants will be assessed on their academic ability, work experience, insight into caring and helping others and their ability to demonstrate the following qualities:
- communication and interpersonal skills
- working with others
- a caring and respectful attitude to others
- reliability, honesty and trustworthiness
- problem solving skills and the ability to use initiative.
The application process may involve further steps for International applicants (non-EU nationals). All non-EU applicants for this course must therefore contact the International Office as soon as possible to discuss the admissions steps and the immigration requirements : email@example.com or +44 (0) 20 7815 6189.
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.
It's a good idea to think about how you'll pay university tuition and maintenance costs while you're still applying for a place to study. Remember – you don't need to wait for a confirmed place on a course to start applying for student finance. Read how to pay your fees as an undergraduate student.
Fees and funding
Fees are shown for new entrants to courses, for each individual year of a course, together with the total fee for all the years of a course. Continuing LSBU students should refer to the Finance section of our student portal, MyLSBU. Queries regarding fees should be directed to the Fees and Bursaries Team on: +44 (0)20 7815 6181.
|UK/EU fee: £9250||International fee: £17155|
|AOS/LSBU code: 5007||Session code: 1FS00|
|Total course fee:|
Fees are shown for new entrants to courses, for each individual year of a course, together with the total fee for all the years of a course. Continuing LSBU students should refer to the Finance section of our student portal, MyLSBU. Queries regarding fees should be directed to the Fees and Bursary Team on: +44 (0)20 7815 6181.
Possible fee changes
Current regulatory proposals suggest that institutions will be permitted to increase fee levels in line with inflation up to a specified fee cap. Specifically, LSBU may be permitted to increase its fees for new and existing Home and EU undergraduate students from 2017/18 onwards. The University reserves
the right to increase its fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any governmental guidance or decisions.
We offer students considerable financial help through scholarships, bursaries, charitable funds, loans and other financial support. Many of our scholarships are given as direct tuition fee discounts and we encourage all eligible students to apply for our Access Bursary. New home full-time undergraduate
students meeting eligibility criteria could receive a £1,000 cash bursary by joining us in the 2017/18 academic year. Find out more about all our scholarships and fee discounts for undergraduate students.
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Disclosure Barring Service (DBS)
All pre-registration students need to be DBS cleared before going on placement. You’ll need to have an enhanced DBS check even if you have had one before and will not be able to go on placement until this is complete.
The DBS process is not difficult but can take some time so it's best to get started as soon as you receive your email.
DBS update service
If you're part of the DBS update service, your subscription is up to date and you already have a DBS certificate, please email a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org and then bring in your hard copy for the document check. To take advantage of the update service, your certificate needs to be classified as 'Enhanced' and workforce must be listed as 'Adult and Child'. If you have any queries, please email us at email@example.com.
How to complete your DBS
Our DBS supplier, Verifile, will send you an email with all the details you need to complete your DBS.
Verifile will give you instructions to log into their system and complete your personal details and information. To complete the process, you'll need your passport or driving licence and 5-year address history including dates when you moved in/out.
You can use your application number to track the progress of your DBS.
When you've finished, your Disclosure Statement will be mailed to the most recent address in your submission, so please make sure it's correct. We don't automatically receive a copy of this Statement, which is why we need you to bring it in as part of the next step.
Frequently asked questions
My Social Work friends said they need to pay. Do I need to pay?
What do I need to declare on my DBS?
Please include any and all major and minor, spent and unspent convictions, cautions, warning and reprimands, even if they relate to juvenile offences or seem trivial or unimportant. Some minor offences will not prevent you from going on placement or being offered a place on your course, but still need to be reviewed so it’s best to be honest and include everything. Also, the more information you include about any offences can help reduce the time it takes to assess them.
I’ve applied for/had a DBS in past. Do I need to do it again?
Yes, you do. You need to have an up-to-date DBS. Once you have received the email from our DBS supplier make sure you start the process straight away. All details of how to do this will be outlined in the email. If you don’t complete your DBS in the timeframe given, we may withdraw your offer even if term has already started. So it’s important that you get started as soon as you receive the email.
Why do I need an enhanced DBS check?
Government legislation requires all Higher Education Institutions who offer courses where students may come into unsupervised contact with children or vulnerable adults to have this check. These checks also help us to ensure duty of care to our students, and create a safer environment for patients seen by our students.
Who reviews my DBS?
As part of the University’s admissions process, declarations of any offence may be referred to a virtual panel made up of senior managers from partner NHS Trusts and/or other sectors within Health and Social Care. Any DBS that is considered by the panel will be anonymised. The panel members then deliberate and make a recommendation whether the application be rejected, accepted or request further information or documents.
When will I hear back from the panel about my DBS?
If you have declared an offence, we might ask for more information from you in writing which will help the panel make a decision. Once your declaration has been referred to the panel it can take up to 28 working days to be processed.
Which address do I use?
You need to put your current address on your DBS application because this is where your Statement will be mailed. If you’ve moved house between submitting and receiving your DBS, make sure you have mail forwarding set up so that you’ll receive your statement. If you’ve moved recently, make sure you have proof of your new address (such as a new bank statement) to bring for your document checks.
I’ve lost my statement. What do I do?
If you’ve lost your statement you will need to pay £46 to purchase a new one.
I’ve had my application rejected due to my DBS declaration/disclosure. Can I appeal the decision?
Yes. If your application has been rejected due to your DSB declaration/discloser, you will be sent a letter to confirm this. There will be instructions in the letter about how you can appeal and which supporting information you need to provide. Once a decision has been made you will receive a letter from the School Executive Team.
Once you have completed the online part of the DBS process, you'll need to bring your DSB Statement along with three accepted documents from this list to be verified at either our Southwark or Havering campus. Document checks can be completed for free at either campus, no appointment is necessary.
If you cannot get to either of our campuses, you can have your documents checked and certified at the Post Office for a small fee.
Document check on campus
Southwark: Southwark Student Help Desk in the K2 building Monday – Friday between 9am-11am or 1pm-4pm
Havering: come to reception at Havering Monday – Friday between 8:30-10:30am, 12-2pm, 4-5pm
Document check at the Post Office
If you’re not able to come to campus, you can get your documents checked and certified at the Post Office for a fee of £10.50. To do this, make photocopies of your three accepted ID documents and take your DBS form, copies and originals of your documents to the Post Office. The Post Office will stamp the form and photocopies and given them back to you. Email your post office receipt, stamped form and stamped documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Occupational Health (OH)
An exciting part of your placement is that you’ll be learning off-campus and working with patients, clients and/or service users. Before you start, we need to make sure that you have the correct levels of immunisations.
The first part of your occupational health check is to complete the online questionnaire which our occupational health provider will review.
The second part of your occupational health check is to get any inoculations that you may need from your GP. When attending your GP appointment, please take printed copies of these two documents with you.
Occupational Health appointment
After these steps are complete you will receive an email from OHWorks Ltd inviting you to attend an appointment on-campus with an Occupational Health Nurse. These appointments take place during the week and sometimes when your classes have already started.
The OH team have prepared this guide (PDF File 322 KB) which outlines what to expect at each stage. If you have queries or concerns about your Occupational Health clearance or inoculations please contact the Occupational Health team.
Frequently asked questions
I don't want to get vaccinations. Can I opt out of these?
We have a duty of care to students and patients and so need to make sure you have the correct level of immunisation before you go on placement. You won’t be able to go on placement if you don’t have this or are not OH cleared.
My local GP doesn’t have my vaccination history. What should I do?
Contact the OH team at email@example.com who will be able to advise you.
What if I can’t make my OH appointment?
Please contact the OH team to reschedule at least 48 hours in advance. Remember that you won’t be able to go on placement until you’re cleared.
I’ve already registered with LSBU’s Disability and Dyslexia Support Unit (DDS). Do I still need to tell the OH Nurse about my condition?
Yes. Tell the OH Nurse about all conditions including specific learning difficulties even if you’ve declared these in the past. This will allow us to make reasonable adjustments whilst you’re on placement.
If I’ve declared a condition to the OH Nurse, do I need to register with LSBU’s Disability and Dyslexia Support Unit as well?
The information you share with the OH Nurse will be treated with confidence, meaning that it won’t be automatically shared with the DDS team. The DDS team can help you to receive support for your lectures, assignments and exams so it’s worth to register with them and provide evidence of your condition if you need this support.
Before starting your course, you may want to check or practice your numeracy skills. The National Numeracy Challenge is a free online tool that helps you learn, revise and quiz your essential numeracy skills. You’ll also be able to get a certificate to show your efforts.
Enrolment and Welcome Week
Before you start your course we’ll send you information on what you’ll need to do before you arrive and during your first few days on campus. You can read about the process on our new students pages.
Most placements and some practical sessions in our skills laboratories will require you to wear a uniform and name badge. You will be measured for uniforms specific to your course as part of your Welcome Week activities after enrolment. In the meantime, we have prepared answers to frequently asked questions that you might find useful.
Frequently asked questions
Do I get a uniform for when I go on placement?
Yes, LSBU will supply you with uniforms for your placement with the exception of Social Work and Health and Social Care BSc students who are not required to wear uniforms for their placements.
Which uniforms will I receive?
Nursing and midwifery students will receive two pairs of trousers, three tunics and a name badge. Polo shirts will be issued instead of tunics for students studying mental health nursing, physiotherapy, chiropractic and sport rehabilitation. ODP students will receive one set of scrubs top and trousers.
How long do the uniforms need to last?
The items are to last for the duration of your programme of study.
How do I know what size I am?
A measuring and distribution service will be available by the uniform provider at both Southwark and Havering campuses. As garments are fitted for work purposes they need to allow for flexibility of movement so it’s best to have the uniform provider measure you up.
Am I able to request a longer tunic?
You can request a longer tunic for religious or medical reasons. To do this, you should advise the uniform supplier at the measuring session. These tunics are 2 inches longer and sleeves finish just above the elbows. Due to infection control, full length sleeves are not permitted.
Can I use a preferred name or a nickname on my name badge?
Name badges are professional and need to include your formal names.
What do I do if I lose or damage my name badge?
You can order a replacement name badge direct with the uniform provider. Badges need to be worn at all times when you are at placement.
Can I order more uniforms?
You are welcome to purchase additional items at Work in Style. You will need to log in using your student ID and then follow the step-by-step instruction. Please note that dresses are not available.
Can I try on my uniforms?
You should try on your uniforms the day you receive them so that the staff at the measuring service can help arrange any size exchanges. If you choose not to try on your uniforms and require different sizes at a later date you will need to purchase these through the uniform provider’s online portal at your own cost.
What do I do with my uniform after I complete my studies?
They are yours to keep – you do not need to return the garments.
Most health and social care courses’ practice placements will operate outside normal working hours e.g. evenings, nights, weekends and bank holidays.
Your holiday periods will not follow the normal University timetable because of placements. You’ll receive more details once you start your course.
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