Professional conduct of students

The following are generalised expectations of student healthcare professional17.

  • be punctual and reliable
  • behave in a responsible, reliable and dependable manner
  • project a professional image in your manner, dress, speech, and interpersonal relationships
  • treat other health professionals with respect and courtesy
  • place concern for clients above personal requirements for study and social activities
  • wear identification badges on a lanyard at all times
  • be aware that supervisor and other staff need to meet their daily work requirements in addition to providing learning opportunities for students
  • be aware of and follow the guidelines of the Privacy Act especially when dealing with patients in order to protect their privacy
  • identify and report any unsafe situations or where you believed you are being put at undue risk.