The optional placement can only be undertaken during the final four week period at the end of the third year.
Those who do not wish to undertake an optional placement, will remain in their allocated placement.
Final decision for attendance of optional placement will be made at the Award Board.
Students will have:
- successfully completed all practice assessments for year three
- provisionally passed all theory components or have been referred in one module only
- achieved all EU requirements
Midwifery students will not be able to attend an optional placement if significant practice hours are outstanding prior to placement, which will normally be the equivalent of ten days or more.