VIUs Health programs consist of certificates, diplomas and a degree that prepare students for a range of career opportunities in the health care field. Graduates have been successful in finding employment in a variety of institutional and community settings.
Criminal Record Check
Health programs include clinical or practicum experiences in a variety of settings. Agencies require that employees and/or students submit to a criminal record check. Fieldwork, practicums, or clinical practice will require a satisfactory criminal record check prior to placement. Criminal Record Checks are requested through VIU. The Registration Centre at VIU will contact prospective students by mail regarding the requirements for a Criminal Record Check. Criminal Record Checks are processed through the Ministry according to the Criminal Records Review Act. A check completed through the RCMP is not sufficient to meet the requirements of the Act.
General Program Note
- Students are expected to have the appropriate current CPR certificate level prior to their first clinical placement (except for Dental programs).
The Faculty of Health and Human Services is committed to improving access and recognizing prior learning; therefore, prior learning assessment (PLA) options are available for most programs. Please contact the Program Coordinator for further information.
Guidelines for Professional Conduct
Students in Health programs are expected to develop and adhere to a professional code of conduct based on the following guidelines.
- Submission of oneself to a professional code of ethics.
- The exercise of personal discipline, accountability and judgement.
- Acceptance of personal responsibility for continued competency and learning.
- The ability to recognize the dignity and worth of all persons in any level of society.
- A willingness to assist others in learning.
- The ability to recognize ones own limitations.
- The maintenance of confidentiality of information appropriate to the purposes and trust given when that information was acquired.
- Acceptance that ones professional abilities, personal integrity and the attitudes one demonstrates in relationships with other persons is the measure of professional conduct.
Adapted from University of Victoria:
Faculty of Human and Social Development, 1994.
Used by permission.
Updated June 13, 2012