At this stage, we expect to deliver the course within the planned timescales to enable successful students to graduate without delay.
Although some assessments are designed to be taken on-site, we have developed an alternative strategy to enable students to complete assessments remotely and without coming on to campus. The Cardiac Care module includes practical elements delivered in our Dissection Room. Students undertaking the module Healthcare Perspectives in Mass Casualty Management have an elective day with a healthcare provider that plans and responds to mass casualty incidents, scheduled for May 2021. These will run as planned in 2020/21 with appropriate social distancing measures.
There is a possibility that government advice on social distancing may change. If that is the case, we will endeavour to provide alternative sessions that meet the learning objectives of the module
We do not expect students to incur any extra costs over and above those advertised on the course page.
As a result of our courses beginning with the majority of teaching online, you will need a personal laptop or computer and access to the internet to participate in online lectures. Information is available on recommended device specification. If you are worried you might struggle to meet these requirements, you should email IThardship@sgul.ac.uk so we can look at support options for you.
Personal protective equipment (PPE) will be provided for you if needed.
We assess the knowledge, skills and attributes of our students in a variety of ways. These include formal written examinations, practical examinations and in-course assessments which might include essays, MCQ, literature review and poster presentations.
Formal written examinations take place throughout the year. At this stage, we expect to deliver these assessments as planned. Although some assessments are designed to be taken on-site, we successfully developed an alternative assessment strategy in 2019/20 to enable students to complete assessments remotely without coming on to campus – for example, presentations delivered to an assessment team of senior lecturers via Big Blue Button.
The BSc Paramedic Practice programme is only available to existing paramedics currently registered with the HCPC.
Location of study
All face-to-face teaching will take place on the campus that we share with St George’s Hospital in Tooting, with appropriate social distancing measures in place. We have not explored alternative locations for teaching and have no immediate plans to do so. If government advice on social distancing changes, we will consider ways in which we can deliver teaching on-site in a manner that is safe for students and staff.
For clinical programmes, placement providers will continue to offer placements as they have in previous years. We will use our existing procedures for allocating students to placements.
Consenting to these changes
Incoming students (from September 2020)
The changes that we are making are the consequence of current public health advice, and our capacity to offer alternatives is limited by that advice. If you wish to avoid these changes by deferring your offer please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The changes that we are making are the consequence of current public health advice, and our capacity to offer alternatives is limited by that advice. You will be required to consent to these changes as part of your re-enrolment. If you wish to avoid these changes (e.g. by taking a year out from your studies) please discuss this directly with your course team in the first instance. We remain, as always, focused on the best experience and outcomes for our students.