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Student absences and impairments

To request planned leave of absence from classes

  1. Complete the Faculty of Dentistry Special Arrangements Form 1 (PDF 40 KB)
    • A paper version is available from the Faculty Office, Room 1.42, 1st Floor
  2. Ensure the Form is signed by all affected module and paper coordinators
  3. Lodge with the Faculty Office as soon as practicable (Room 1.42, 1st Floor)

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If you are ill, or unexpectedly have to miss classes

  1. Advise the Faculty Office immediately:
  2. The Faculty Office will advise affected clinic receptionists, secretaries, module / paper conveners, year chairs and/or programme heads

If the absence is for five days or less, no further documentation is required.

If the illness or unplanned absence continues for longer than five days, it must be supported by a Faculty of Dentistry Health Declaration for Special Consideration Form 2:

  1. Complete the Faculty of Dentistry Health Declaration for Special Consideration Application Form 2 (PDF 50 KB)
    • Complete Part A yourself
    • Part B must be completed by a health professional
  2. Lodge with the Faculty Office as soon as practicable (Room 1.42, 1st Floor)

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If you are ill, or unexpectedly have to miss a test or other form of assessment

If the assessment counts for 5% or more of module or paper mark

  1. Advise the module or paper coordinator by email as soon as possible
  2. Complete the Faculty of Dentistry Health Declaration for Special Consideration Application Form 2 (PDF 50 KB)
    • Complete Part A yourself
    • Part B must be completed by a health professional
  3. Lodge with the Faculty Office within five working days of the assessment exercise (Room 1.42, 1st Floor)

If the assessment counts for less than 5% of module or paper mark

  1. Advise the module or paper coordinator by email as soon as possible
  2. Complete the Faculty of Dentistry Health Declaration for Special Consideration Application Form 2 (PDF 50 KB)
    • Complete Part A only
    • Part B is not usually required
    • A medical certificate is not usually required
  3. Lodge with the Faculty Office within five working days of the assessment exercise (Room 1.42, 1st Floor)

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If you are ill or impaired during a final examination, or in the 14 days prior to a final examination

  1. Advise the Faculty Office immediately:
  2. Complete the Faculty of Dentistry Application for Special Consideration Form 3 (PDF 50 KB)
    • Special Consideration allows the opportunity to sit a special examination at a later date or a modification of an examination mark
  3. Complete the Faculty of Dentistry Health Declaration for Special Consideration Application Form 2 (PDF 50 KB)
    • Complete Part A yourself
    • Part B must be completed by a health professional
  4. Submit both forms to the Faculty Office within five working days of the assessment exercise (Faculty Office, Room 1.42, 1st Floor)

Blackboard contains full details of the Student Impairment and Absense Policies, in the Course Book: Regulations and Policies, under Course Documents.

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