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Occupational health

As your health and well-being are vital to your future career, you will need to complete certain tasks before you can go on clinical placement.

Follow these steps to ensure you are fully prepared healthwise before your placement:

After you have received an offer you are required to complete the pre-course Occupational Health Questionnaire.

Where the form requests your School - please enter the relevant School code in the following table.

ProgrammeSchool code
Adult NursingNURSE - Adult
Child NursingNURSE - Child
Mental Health NursingNURSE - MH
Return to Practice NursingNURSE - RTP
MidwiferyMIDWIFERY
PhysiotherapyPHYSIO
All Occupational Therapy coursesOT
Radiotherapy and OncologyRADIOG-RADIOTHERAPY
Diagnostic RadiographyRADIOG-DIAGNOSTIC
Operating Department PracticeODP

Once you have started the questionnaire you will have 14 days to submit or the link will expire.

You can save the questionnaire - it will remain in a draft and can be updated. However, once it has been submitted it cannot be changed.

Ideally, you should have a scanned copy of your vaccination information before you start your questionnaire.

Your vaccination history is reviewed as part of your Occupational Health Assessment. It is essential you provide your most up-to-date vaccination records to inform decision making regarding clinical placement - a key component of your degree course. Places that may hold information about your vaccinations include (there may be a charge for access):

  1. your registered GP practice (if you have newly registered at a practice contact your previous one)
  2. previous employers' occupational health departments
  3. travel clinics you attended for ‘holiday’ vaccinations
  4. Child Health from the area where you were as a child. If unsure you can contact Cardiff Child Health and they will assist +44 (0)29 2183 2077.

If you are unable to obtain your vaccination information prior to submitting the questionnaire, please email it as soon as possible to studenthealth@cardiff.ac.uk with:

  • your full name
  • your date of birth
  • the course you intend to study.

On your first day, you will be given an appointment for a consultation with a nurse from Occupational Health.

The occupational health advisor will check what vaccinations you have already received against a list of vaccinations required before you can go on clinical placement. If you are missing any, they will provide you with a further appointment(s) and you will be given the vaccinations. It is essential that you attend these appointments otherwise you will not be allowed to go on clinical placement.

Clinical placement

Once you have attended your appointments, Occupational Health will send us confirmation that all your vaccinations are up to date and you are fit to attend placement.

If you do not get all your vaccinations, Occupational Health will inform the Department indicating that you are not cleared to go to clinical placement.