BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Physiological Sciences) Induction 2019

Please refer back to this page during your Induction week in case of last minute changes.

It is a good idea to:

•   read before you arrive
•   follow any links and check instructions
•   bring with you any documents, etc where these are specified.

Some documents may need to be returned to the University before you arrive.

If you have not already done so, please upload a photograph of yourself using the e@applicant page: following the online instructions. 

This photo will appear on your University card, which is issued to you during your induction. Without this photo, your University card cannot be produced and will be delayed getting to you. You will need ID when you pick up your University card and the only form of ID is your passport. Please see our University card collection web page for further information:

NB: this is not required if you already have a University card because you were previously a student on another course or at a Partner College. Your University card will remain valid for the duration of your studies at the University of Plymouth.

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Monday 16 September 2019

0930 - 0945 FoH Dean’s Welcome Sherwell 2 Upper Lecture Theatre

Welcome to all students enrolled within the School of Biomedical Sciences by Professor Hisham Khalil

0945 – 1000 Head of Schools Welcome Sherwell 2 Upper Lecture Theatre

Welcome to all students enrolled within the School of Biomedical Sciences by Dr Gail Rees

1000 – 1200 Introduction to your degree course with Dr Lynn McCallum – Room 412, Babbage Building

This meeting is a very important one. It is your first formal contact with the staff most involved with your degree course, and your fellow students. The session will be led by your Programme Lead, who will introduce you to the school, the structure of degrees at Plymouth, brief details of what topics you might cover during your time here, and so on. You will also be told what we expect of you. There will be an opportunity for you to ask questions. During this meeting you will be allocated to a personal tutor.

1400 – 1530 Laboratory skills workshop with Sarah Jamieson, Andrew Atfield, Sarah Peak – Room 509 and Lapplus, Davy Building

This session provides you with an opportunity to test your command of basic laboratory skills (e.g. observation, handling measurement and analysis skills). Join up with 5 other students and try to win a prize (presented to the best groups).

1530 – 1700 Introduction to the library with Chris Johns - Plymouth Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building

A presentation from your subject librarian introducing you to the facilities and services of the University library

Tuesday 17 September 2019

0900 – 1100 Workshop on microscopes with Simon Fox, Paul Laurence Young and Lynn McCallum – Room 301/304, Davy Building 

1600 - 1700 Placements and Careers Service for all Paul Gillard and Lindsay Marshall, Sherwell 2 Upper Lecture Theatre, Sherwell Centre

Thursday 19 September 2019

1500 – 1530 The Plymouth Award with Annette Goddard and Kris Jeremy – Main Hall, Davy Building

1530 – 1630 Safety with Phil Warburton and Matthew Hoddinott – Main Hall, Davy Building

1630 – 1730 Introduction to IT services and student portal with Simon Fox – Robbins Lecture Theatre, Robbins Centre

Friday 20 September 2019

0900 - 1100 ID card collection - Room B111, B Block Portland Square

1100 – 1330 Introduction to the School of Biomedical Sciences – Lecture Theatre, Robbins Building

Find out about the teaching and research activities going on in our School. A chance to meet the staff who will be teaching you and chat to some current students over refreshments.

1330 – 1430 Professionalism in practice with Lynn McCallum, Mike Thynne, Cherith Woods and Laura Liddiard – Seminar Room 1, Robbins Centre

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5 top reasons to ensure you register with the on-campus medical centre… 

1. Quick and easy access to health services. You may not expect to get ill and probably won’t, but don’t create a problem for yourself. Registering is especially important if you have ongoing health conditions such as diabetes, asthma or epilepsy.

2. Contraception – from free condoms to longer term contraception solution such as implants and IUDs.

3. Access to counselling services – are you feeling lonely and over whelmed by this new chapter in your life? Talk in confidence to your GP who can put you in touch with the right support services for you.

4. Vaccinations – check your vaccinations are up to date and also get any vaccinations you may need for travelling abroad.

5. We offer you easy access to services both on our on-campus medical centre and also at our main surgery which is walking distance from the University Medical Centre.

To register online please visit the University Medical and Wellbeing Centre

For further information please telephone – 01752 222341 (Mon-Fri 8.30am - 5.00pm)

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