Specific learning difficulties, disability, and long-term medical conditions
Professional doctorate students are encouraged to notify the University if they have a specific learning difficulty, disability, or long-term medical condition that will or may have an effect on their academic performance or ability to meet the programme requirements.
Professional doctorate students who have a specific learning difficulty, disability, or long-term medical condition are encouraged to make use as needed of the support and resources available through the AccessAbility Centre.
Professional doctorate students who have notified the University that they have a specific learning difficulty, disability, or long-term medical condition may request reasonable adjustment(s) to the assessment arrangements. Requests for reasonable adjustment(s) to the arrangements for the assessed components of the degree excluding the thesis shall be subject to approval from the Programme Director who may require an assessment of the professional doctorate student’s needs by the AccessAbility Centre or an external assessor.
The approval of reasonable adjustment(s) to the assessment arrangements shall be on the condition that the academic standards of the programme are maintained. Any approved reasonable adjustment(s) shall be made up to the point of assessment and a specific learning difficulty, disability, or long-term medical condition shall not be considered in the marking of an assessed component.
Professional doctorate students who experience a marked deterioration in a pre-existing condition that will or may have an effect on their academic performance in a specific assessed component may suspend their registration in accordance with the requirements specified in Senate Regulation Nine or, in respect of assessed components that fail to achieve a pass mark or were deemed to have failed owing to late submission or non-submission, submit a claim of mitigating circumstances as specified in (3)9.42 to (3)9.55.
The programme team may initiate fitness to practice proceedings in respect of professional doctorate students registered for the degree of DClinPsy whose medical circumstances may compromise their clinical practice.