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Update on University College Copenhagen’s communication to students at the Health Programmes

Below you find an update on internships and clinical placements for University College Copenhagen’s students.

INTERNSHIP

You should carry on with your internship unless otherwise informed, they will make sure that you are safe when you are there. In case you have not heard anything from your internship, please contact your programme or study coordinator. Find contact details on KP intra

If you are carrying out an internship in a municipality, bear in mind that the rules between municipalities differ. Students might experience that some will continue their internships as per usual while some will have to stay home. It is up to each municipality to decide how to structure the internship and who should come in. Be prepared for alterations as the situation and need for each municipality can change continuously.

You might experience that the everyday routine will be different during your internship. The resources and guidance that are normally available for interns might be lacking, and teaching and guidance can be suspended for a period. It might therefore be a good idea to agree with your study coordinator who you can talk to in case there is a need for it.

Do not show up to your internship in case you are ill, or have been travelling to any of the specified risk areas in the last two weeks.

If you have been sent home, are in quarantine or ill, that will be regarded as absence. In this rare situation University College Copenhagen will help to ensure that the consequences, which we are not fully aware of at this point, do not affect the course of your programme. This applies if you have been absent because you have been ill or sent home during your internship.

Please inform your internship or your contact person at your programme if you are sent home. Also remember to inform your internship if you are ill or in quarantine.

If you are meant to start your internship within the next two weeks, please be prepared to come in unless you hear otherwise.

Corona task force at social institutions, schools etc.

If you have been sent home from your internship or studies or other form of study activity, you are more than welcome to join the emergency group. If you sign up as a volunteer you should inform your programme if it will affect your ability to be active in your studies and eventually take exams. Your programme will then consider what consequences it will have on your studies, to ensure that you can continue your programme as planned. Your programme may ask you to provide documentation of the voluntary work, in case you are exempt from studies.

CLINICAL PLACEMENT

You should carry on with your clinical placement unless otherwise informed, they will make sure that you are safe when you are there.

If you are doing a clinical placement in a region, the general rule is to carry on with the teaching as planned. It will be regarded as regular clinical training, even if you will not receive the typical teaching. It is up to each clinic to decide whether there are tasks you can participate in. If there is nothing you can help with, you will be sent home. A few a you may have already experienced this.

If you are carrying out a clinical placement in a municipality, bear in mind that the rules between municipalities differ. Students might experience that some will continue their placements as per usual while some will have to stay home. It is up to each municipality to decide how to structure the clinical placement and who should come in. Be prepared for alterations as the situation and need for each municipality can change continuously.

You might experience that the everyday routine will be different during your placement. The resources and guidance that are normally available might be lacking, and teaching and guidance can be suspended for a period. It might therefore be a good idea to agree with your study coordinator who you can talk to in case there is a need for it.

You should of course not show up to your clinical placement in case you are ill, or have been travelling to any of the specified risk areas in the last two weeks.

In this rare situation University College Copenhagen will help to ensure that the consequences, which we are not fully aware of at this point, do not affect the course of your programme. This applies if you have been absent because you have been ill or sent home during your clinical placement. Please inform your clinical coordinator or the contact person at your programme if you are sent home. Also remember to inform your placement if you are ill or in quarantine.

If you will find yourself in a situation where you have not been able to carry out the clinical placement as planned, we will evaluate whether it can be regarded as passed or if you need to go through some form of supplementation. If you are meant to start your clinical placement within the next two weeks, please be prepared to come in unless you hear otherwise.

Corona task force in the healthcare

At University College Copenhagen we want to support the challenges the healthcare is facing. Students can help by carrying on their planned clinical placements or by signing up as a volunteer for the regions’ task forces.

If you are carrying out a clinical placement and have not been sent home, we encourage you to continue your work as planned. You may experience that you will get assignments that will give you different learnings from what you had expected of this term. Considering the situation we are in, we believe that it is important to support the healthcare during these challenging times. This clinical placement will be regarded equal to the one you were meant to have.

If you have been sent home from your clinical placement or studies or other form of study activity, you are more than welcome to join the emergency group. If you sign up as a volunteer you should inform your programme if it will affect your ability to be active in your studies and eventually take exams. Your programme will then consider what consequences it will have on your studies, to ensure that you can continue your programme as planned. Your programme may ask you to provide documentation of the voluntary work, in case you are exempt from studies.

Find information on how to sign up to The Capital Region of Denmark’s task force here.

For those of you who have a student job in healthcare, it is natural to say yes to helping, as this situation calls for everyone to help out. However, remember that it is important that you put time into studying, so that you can, as far as it possible, reach the set learning objectives at the end of the module/term.