Policies

PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR POLICY

All Allied Health Sciences students will be expected to follow the Department's professional behavior policy: click here.

HEALTH AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALLIED HEALTH STUDENTS

Criminal Background Checks

A felony conviction may affect a graduate's eligibility for participation in clinical rotations and consequent degree receipt. As a response to federal mandates, we will be conducting criminal background checks on all incoming students. Results of the checks that indicate a criminal conviction will be shared with applicable clinical sites so that they may make a determination about student eligibility. Please note that participation in clinical rotations is mandatory for degree confirmation.

Immunization and Health Requirements

In order to provide optimal care for your clients, you must maintain your own health by protecting yourself and your patients from infectious diseases. In accordance with federal and state law, the national organization that accredits allied health disciplines, and by our own school, there are health & safety requirements you must meet in order to protect your health.

THE DEPARTMENT OF ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES REQUIRES

  • For an in-depth look at requirements click here.
  • OSHA training for TB and Bloodborne Pathogens required when student will be in patient care areas.
  • Others (as identified by Facility).

STUDENT APPEALS

The following divisions/programs within the Department of Allied Health Sciences abides by the
Student Appeals Policy (click to open pdf file)

  • Clinical laboratory science
  • Radiologic science
  • Molecular diagnostic science
  • Physical therapy
  • Audiology
  • Physician Assistant

Student Grievance Policy
All divisions and programs in the Department of Allied Health Sciences abide by the UNC-CH policy on student grievances.  

Enrollment in DAHS Courses During an Appeal Process

During a grade appeal process, the student’s Division or Program will determine whether or not the student may enroll in further DAHS classes based on all of the facts and circumstances. Factors that could be considered include prerequisite knowledge for the course(s) in which the student wishes to enroll and the student’s overall performance in the program.  This decision may be made in consultation with the Graduate School, the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office, Accessibility Resources and Service, or other University offices depending on the grounds for the appeal.