POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
All students are required to familiarise themselves with the academic policies governing their University enrolment.
- Attendance at classes
- Appeals against an academic decision
- After hours access
- Environmental policy
- Work health and safety
Acceptance as a student in the faculty implies an undertaking on the part of the student to observe the resolutions and rules of the faculty and statutes of the University of Sydney. Students are expected to conduct themselves in an acceptable manner. Smoking, eating, drinking, and use of mobile phones are not permitted during lectures, tutorials, clinical sessions, examinations or in the Library.
Misconduct at the Faculty of Health Sciences will be dealt with under the rules of the faculty and the statutes of the University of Sydney.
Members of the staff at the Faculty of Health Sciences, both academic and non-teaching, have a responsibility to maintain orderly and acceptable conduct and to report any breach of regulations occurring on the campus.
It is expected that students will attend classes as required by the unit coordinator. A student who has not satisfied the attendance requirements for a unit laid down by the course coordinator in which the unit is offered may be refused permission to be considered for assessment or to sit for an assessment in that unit.
In the case of protracted illness or of absence arising from some other unavoidable cause, a student on presentation of appropriate documentation may be excused from attendance at classes by the course coordinator for a period not exceeding two months in any one year. In the case of absences in excess of two months, students must apply for leave of absence.
The Resolutions of Senate and Academic Board governing appeals against Academic Decisions clearly outlines the circumstances by which a student may appeal against an academic decision, and the appeals process that must be followed by all parties in order to resolve any subsequent dispute.
The Faculty of Health Sciences has established procedures whereby a student may appeal against an academic decision. In the first instance students should seek a response from the staff member concerned, or the unit of study or course coordinator. This should be done within 15 days of the date of the academic decision. During this time the student should attempt to resolve the matter with the relevant teacher or unit of study coordinator.
If concerns cannot be resolved the student may appeal to the Faculty within 15 working days of the outcome of discussions with the teacher or unit of study coordinator. The student will submit their written concerns to the nominated staff member at Student Central. An acknowledgement to the student for receipt of a formal complaint will be made in writing within 3 days. The matter should normally be dealt with by the Dean's nominee within ten working days and the student will be advised in writing of the Faculty's decision.
Further information on these procedures can be obtained from either Student Central or the Student Affairs website.
Please read through the Examination policies and procedures information thoroughly.
Please refer to the Clinical and professional fieldwork website for information on insurance.
Approval for after hours access to buildings must be obtained from the relevant course coordinator.
The University of Sydney's environmental policy promotes sustainable resource and product use and encourages the practice of environmental stewardship by staff and students. The policy is supported by the University wide Sustainable campus program.
The Faculty of Health Sciences takes very seriously its responsibilities for the safety of students. The University has a statutory obligation to provide a safe working environment. Safety in the workplace is a cooperative venture, and staff and students have obligations to contribute towards and maintain safety.
There is a duty of care for all students to be responsible for their own actions, as well as taking care of others around them.