Medical Certificates Procedures

Medical Certificates


The Department willingly supports students who have genuine difficulties and asks students to please be aware of and observe the following procedures:

  • Medical Certificates must be submitted to the administration office (ORB 2.50) or by emailing no later than two weeks after the date of examination/assessment deadline or approved assessment submission date. Flexibility will be allowed in exceptional circumstances that prevent submission within the two-week window.
  • Students must submit the Medical Certificate Form 2018-2019 together with their certificates.
  • On receipt of the medical certificate, the administration staff will initial and stamp the certificate and retain the original in a secure filing system. Upon request, a copy will be provided to the student.
  • A copy of each medical certificate will be submitted/scanned monthly to the Student Records and Exams Office (SREO).
  • All documentation submitted to the departmental office will be treated with the utmost sensitivity and confidentiality.
  • A medical certificate should include the following details:
    • The name and address of the prescribing doctor.
    • The date of the examination/GP visit.
    • The date the certificate was issued specifying the date of return to study or identify a chronic/on-going condition.
    • State the impact on the student’s ability to attend for lectures, tutorials, examinations/submit the relevant programme assessment(s).
    • The student’s name.

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