Can students change their placement hours?

2nd-year students must attend placement for the hours set by APPEL and their School of Pharmacy (9.30am-5pm for UCC and Trinity students, 2pm-5pm on Tuesdays for RCSI students).

4th and 5th-year students must complete 30 hours of placement per week. These hours must be between 8am and 6pm on weekdays. In addition, students must be given a half day (at least a 4-hour block) per week for academic work. The student and trainer can agree upon how they complete their 30 hours within these guidelines.

If students are unable to attend due to illness or emergency, they must notify both their Training Establishment and their Practice Educator as soon as possible. Furthermore, they should make their Practice Educator aware of any anticipated nonattendance well in advance of the placement.