Allied Health Profession students

There are a few things you need to do before you start, as an Allied Health Profession student.

Health screening questionnaire

You will need to complete a health screening questionnaire.

DBS check

We are required to use the government's Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) - find out more about what you need to do.

Your iPad

During your induction, we will give you a brand new 10.2 inch iPad. Its specification is:

  • 2020 Apple iPad, 10.2", A12, iPad OS, Wi-Fi, 32GB, Space Grey

Don’t forget to buy a case and screen protector, plus you’ll need to get it insured. Purchase affordable student and iPad insurance from Endsleigh.

If you have any questions please contact our nursing, midwifery, ODP and physiotherapy teams.

Induction

Midwifery students

Midwifery essentials to purchase for clinical practice preparation and placements:

  • fob watch.
  • dual head stethoscope (for adult and neonatal examinations).
  • black shoes that cover the entire foot (in case of spillages), non-slip soles and are securely fastened.

Sign up to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Student Newsletter to find out more about the Professional Statutory Regulatory Body governing midwifery education and practice.

Read the NMC Code that presents the professional standards that nurses, midwives and nursing associates must uphold in order to be registered to practise in the UK. It is structured around four themes – prioritise people, practise effectively, preserve safety and promote professionalism and trust. Each section contains a series of statements that collectively signify what good nursing and midwifery practice looks like.

Sign up to the Royal College of Midwives: The RCM is the voice of midwifery and the only professional organisation and trade union dedicated to serving midwifery and the whole midwifery team.

The University of Leicester Midwifery With Leadership Society (UoLMLSoc) is currently being developed with the Student Union and Royal College of Midwives.

In the meantime, you are welcome to contact us by email.

Nursing students

Nursing essentials to purchase for clinical practice preparation and placements:

  • fob watch.
  • black shoes that cover the entire foot (in case of spillages), non-slip soles and are securely fastened.

Sign up to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Student Newsletter to find out more about the Professional Statutory Regulatory Body governing nursing education and practice.

Read the NMC Code that presents the professional standards that nurses, midwives and nursing associates must uphold in order to be registered to practise in the UK. It is structured around four themes – prioritise people, practise effectively, preserve safety and promote professionalism and trust. Each section contains a series of statements that collectively signify what good nursing and midwifery practice looks like.

Sign up to the Royal College of Nursing: The RCN is the voice of nursing and the only professional organisation and trade union dedicated to serving nursing and the whole nursing team.

In the meantime, you are welcome to contact us by email.

ODP students

As an ODP student you will be provided with:

  • A case for your iPad with your name and the University logo on it .
  • A pair of theatre shoes.
  • A Student ODP Hoody.
  • A fresh set of theatre ‘scrubs’ to wear each day in placement.

Induction Blocks for ODP students takes place at the University over the first 4 weeks of the programme during which you will:

  • Be given a copy of your 3 year allocation rota.
  • Be given a copy of the assessment timetable for the 3 years.
  • Be put in contact with the Placement Manager at your allocated Clinical Placement Location.
  • Be made familiar with our expectations of you and what you can expect from us.
  • Be welcomed in to the Leicester ODP Family.
  • Be given information about online mandatory training that you will need to complete.
  • Be asked to complete a COVID-19 risk assessment form.

Prior to the Induction Blocks you may be/are:

  • Invited to complete some online information for us.
  • Invited to attend a pre-course administration event at University.
  • Invited to attend a pre-course familiarisation day at your clinical placement hospital.
  • Invited to become a student member of UNISON (The College of Operating Department Practitioners is part of UNISON) for £10.00 per year.

In the meantime, you are welcome to contact us by email.

Physiotherapy students

If you would like to do any preparation we recommend you do some background reading on the bones and muscles of the human body. Any simple anatomy online tutorials, webinars or likewise will help you in the first few weeks of University.

Physiotherapy essentials: We will provide you with:

  • University and Physiotherapy logo’d polo shirts.
  • Clinical Uniform – Trousers and Tunics.

You need to purchase:

  • black shoes that cover the entire foot (in case of spillages), non-slip soles and are securely fastened. These are for clinical placements.
  • Blue/Black shorts (cycling/lycra or normal exercise shorts) for practical sessions. These start in week 1.
  • Suitable trainers/footwear for practical sessions
  • A secure case for your Ipad

We will sign up as a student member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy to find out more about the Profession please have a look on their website. We expect all students to function as professionals throughout their degree and as such, you must adhere to the Health care professions council codes of practice and the CSP’s professional values. You can find out more about this:

Charted Society of Physiotherapy professional values and behaviours

Health Care Professions Council Standards of conduct, performance and ethics.

In the meantime, you are welcome to contact us by email.

If you want to find out more about us you can follow our student twitter profile (UoL Physio Society @UoLPhysio ), read about this society. If you are accepted on to the Physiotherapy BSc here at UoL, we will email to see if you want to join our Facebook page for new starters. This is a great resource to ask any questions relevant to those first few days.

Key dates for AHP students

Midwifery students

  • Welcome Week and Induction: 27 September to 1 October 2021

Nursing students

  • Welcome Week and Induction: 27 September to 1 October 2021

ODP students

  • Welcome Week and Induction: 20 September 2021 and 11 April 2022

Physiotherapy students

  • Welcome Week and Induction: 27 September to 1 October 2021