As a student in the Faculty of Biology Medicine and Health, you may spend a proportion of your time in a clinical setting away from the University campus. This page collects together information on resources and services for students on placement.
The following check list will help you to remember the things you need to do before you go on your placement:
Getting the books you want
NHS placement organisations will often be supported by a physical library service. Listed below are several local hospital libraries which may take students on placement. For specific information about the library at the hospital you are located at, please click on a link below:
North West Region
While you are on placement you can register for an NHS OpenAthens Account. This will enable you to access a wealth of electronic resources from wherever you're logged in. It is much quicker to register for an NHS Athens account from an NHS computer either on a hospital site or in a GP practice. If you are using a non-NHS computer or email address, your registration could be delayed for up to 15 days.
You can use your NHS Athens username and password to access an online collection of electronic resources provided by the NHS via NHS Evidence Health Information Resources. Contact your local hospital librarian for more information on using NHS electronic resources.
Sources accessed via NHS Athens include:
NICE Evidence Services are a suite of services that provide internet access to high quality authoritative evidence and best practice. The services cover health, social care and public health evidence. Evidence Services aim to help professionals make better and quicker evidence based decisions. NICE Evidence Services consists of 6 resources:
It is worthwhile carrying out a search on Google Scholar for articles relevant to your topic.
If you search Google Scholar while on campus, you'll find links to the full text articles on the Library databases via the Findit@MCR link.