Students are not allocated on the basis of car ownership. If the course is oversubscribed the course allocation system selects at random students who have listed this as their first choice. Students who are allocated will be assigned a school suitable for the transport available to them.
Students are assigned to schools in pairs and may indicate preferences for both teaching partner and placement school area - which are met as far as possible. The university covers all accommodation and travel costs.
Health Studies in Education is unique in Scotland and the enrichment it offers pupils and staff is highly regarded by the schools – but it is equally about enriching medical education by offering students the experience of another professional environment with a very similar ethos, where communication and team work can be further developed.
The course is in 3 parts and in the final two weeks the students reflect on what they have learned as they prepare and deliver an assessed presentation. The presentations are an opportunity to share experiences with others and to celebrate what has been achieved. Students also undertake a written submission which involves the evaluation of a lesson which they have designed and delivered, together with a piece of reflective writing.