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Placements

ODP student in theatre It's vitally important for students to apply theoretical knowledge gained in the classroom to patients or clients within a practice-based setting.

That’s why most of our courses offer an equal split between placement and class-based study.

What happens on placements?

Placements help you develop the knowledge and skills required to be successful in your future career.

When you go on placement, you will be allocated a placement tutor, who will be contactable and may visit you during the placement.

While on placement you will be expected to adopt the working hours of your department. This could involve working, weekends and bank holidays.

Details of what proportion much of your chosen course will be spent on placement can be found on the individual course page.

Placement support

We offer help to cover all aspects of your placement.

Our Practice Learning team offers a comprehensive range of resources to help students on placement. The team is staffed by nurses and administrators who are on hand to ensure that you make the best use of your practical learning environments.

When on placement, you will be able to access Moodle, our online virtual learning environment. This will enable you to communicate with your tutors and fellow students and gain help and advice when and where necessary.

Preparing for placement: collaboration

To help you prepare for working collaboratively with colleagues, inter-professional learning is incorporated in all of our courses.

This will help you to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to work as a team across different professions, and help you appreciate input from others.

Inter-professional events provide the opportunity to debate and explore problems with other students in order to gain a greater insight into alternative disciplines.