College of Health Professions

Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science

Student Handbook 2011-2012

I. Department Information:  Educational Overview

E. Student Ethics Standards

These Student Ethics Standards are consistent with the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Code of Ethics, the Towson University Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Agreements and Towson University Student Code of Conduct.

1. Students are expected to be familiar with and adhere to the AOTA Principles of Occupational Therapy Ethics.

2. Students are expected to be familiar with and adhere to the Towson University policies related to the Student Code of Conduct and Academic Integrity.

3. 3. Students are expected to complete all exams and assignments without cheating and without plagiarism as defined by the Towson University Student Academic Integrity Policy.

4. Students are expected to demonstrate responsibility for learning and completing all required learning experiences.

5. Students are expected to know and adhere to the regulations within the agencies in which they are assigned fieldwork. Such regulations involve dress, health, behavior, and attendance.

6. Students are expected to discuss client information only for professional purposes, in accordance with the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Client identification must be withheld in classes, seminars, and written reports, as well as in informal discussions.

7. Students are expected to maintain respect and courtesy toward their own colleagues as well as toward their faculty and fieldwork supervisors.

8. Students are expected to determine appropriate levels of supervision with their fieldwork supervisor for any and all procedures performed with clients.

9. Students are expected to complete evaluations of each course in which they are enrolled, in accordance with Towson University procedures. These evaluations are to be done independently and confidentially.

10. Students are expected to assess their own professional development and to participate in discussions with faculty regarding the development of these skills.

11. Students are expected to immediately report any and all breach(es) of ethical conduct that they observe to the appropriate person (i.e., course instructor, Department Chairperson, Fieldwork Supervisor, Fieldwork Administrator).

Spring 1976
Revised 1982, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1997, 2011

Department consent is required for admission to all occupational therapy major courses.




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