People and Organisational Development

Mental Health: Fitness to Practise/Study

Prerequisite: None.

Target audience: All members of staff.

Aim: Mental Health issues can affect a student's fitness to practise / study, especially in cases when the problems have implications for the safety of patients, carers, service users or colleagues, even when there are no complaints about a student's behaviour.

The University must make reasonable adjustments for students with a disability or impairment, as detailed in the Equality Act 2010. However students must be informed from the outset that an impairment or health condition may make it impossible for students to graduate with certain accredited or registered qualifications. A fitness to practise issue may also prevent the student from undertaking compulsory learning in the practice setting, which would preclude the award of the registered qualification.

The session examines the following areas:

- University Fitness to Practice Guidelines and policy;

- Confidentiality;

- Disclosure;

- Placement Support and adjustments;

- Implications of suspension of studies.

Session duration: 1.5 hours.

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