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Fitness to Practise Procedure

Fitness to Practise Procedure

The University has Fitness to Practise Procedures in place to help us to consider any conduct or circumstances which indicate that a student, on a specific professional programme, may potentially be unfit to practise professionally or be a danger to actual, or potential patients.
 
The Fitness to Practice Procedure - Medical Sciences is used by the University to consider whether a student should be permitted to continue on a course of study which leads to an entitlement to practise as a professional medic, dentist or clinical psychologist. This procedure is maintained by the Faculty of Medical Sciences.
 
The Fitness to Practice Procedure - Speech and Language Sciences is used by the University to protect present or future clients and to comply with the requirements of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. This procedure is maintained by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
 
Any reports we receive indicating the possibility of a student being unfit to practise professionally are referred to the Provost of the relevant Faculty, who will designate a panel and lead investigator to look into the report further. A hearing may be convened.