Authorised absence

Students may obtain permission for absence from placement in exceptional circumstances only by completing the ‘Request for authorised absence form’.

Authorised absence must be approved by either the Course Leader or Academic Advisor and will only be given for:

  • Bereavement
  • Carers Leave
  • Attendance at consultant/hospital appointments (note GP/Regular dental appointments should be arranged outside of placement hours)
  • Interviews for post-qualifying positions

Students should note that no clinical hours may be recorded for periods of authorised absence.
Authorised absence form.