Answered By: E-library Team
Last Updated: 05 Oct, 2017     Views: 23

Students who are studying occupational therapy, or physiotherapy, are provided with NHS OpenAthens accounts so that they can access resources provided by the National Institute for Clinical Evidence. These resources are separate from the resources provided by Brunel University London. You should activate your OpenAthens account immediately as the link will expire after thirty days. If you left it too late, please contact the elibrary team.

One of the NHS OpenAthens resources you will need to use is called e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) which provides access to an online learning environment. You may access it via MyAthens (see link below) or directly via the link to e-LfH (see lilnk below).

Please note that the first time you access e-LfH you will need to complete registration to link your details to your OpenAthens ID (when you are registering for the first time, please change the field with "oa-FirstName" to your actual firstname). 


Register your details on e-Learning for Healthcare




On your second visit to e-LfH it should recognise you automatically when you click through the buttons on your Blackboard module and Sign in with OpenAthens. You will need to use the "Enrol" button on e-LfH for each e-learning module you take.

If you have any trouble signing in, look further down or across the page for a "Sign on with OpenAthens" button, Here are some screenshots to provide guidance...


e-Learning for Healthcare - how to Sign on with OpenAthens


If you get an error page like the following screenshot, again look for a "Sign in with OpenAthens" button...


e-Learning for Healthcare - do not use the username and password, look below for a Sign on with OpenAthens button


Finally, we have noticed that if you use a mobile device to sign in to e-LfH, the first character of the username can change to a capital letter which may cause a denial of access. Check to make sure all the characters are in lower case before signing in.