AHE is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. Every member of the AHE community has a shared responsibility and expectation to foster an environment of safety and inclusion. All members should act with respect to all students’, faculty’s and employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make us unique.
Students can expect AHE to deliver the training program as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, lectures may be changed at short notice. Also, in the event of unforeseen circumstances or factors outside the organizer’s control, such as, but not limited to, factors affecting availability of teachers, AHE reserves the right to alter the dates, content, teachers, or format of the course, while making every effort to maintain the intended material and style as far as possible. No refunds will be given under any such circumstances. Students can expect AHE to deliver the course at a graduate level such that the course material and assessments satisfy the requirement of a professional course.
Students have the right to inspect and review their educational records, to challenge the content of those records, to have a hearing if the outcome of the challenge is unsatisfactory, to submit an explanatory statement for inclusion in the record if the outcome of the hearing is unsatisfactory. Students also have the right to prevent disclosure, with certain exceptions, of personally identifiable information.
CODE OF ETHICS
Code of Ethics Definition: An academic Code of Ethics a set of ethical principles governing an academic community based on ideals that define what constitutes honourable and ethical behaviour within that community. AHE is a place of high standards and in keeping with the philosophy of the school, any breach of this Code of Ethics or the Student Code of Conduct may result in serious consequences, including possible dismissal. All members of the AHE Community are expected to uphold the Code of Ethics and act according to the Student Code of Conduct.
Academy of Homeopathy Education Code of Ethics:
Act with respect toward all members of the AHE community, the wider homeopathy community, humanity, and the natural world. Respect the history, traditions, and principles of homeopathy.
Act with the highest integrity in the study of homeopathy, interactions within the homeopathy community, and in all roles and responsibilities personally and professionally.
Maintain confidentiality in all applicable aspects of the study of homeopathy, clinical training and practice, and professional practice.
Only engage in homeopathic practice that is within one’s scope of education and experience.
Maintain a high level of professionalism as a representative of the AHE community and within the wider homeopathy community.
STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT
The Student Code of Conduct is a detailed set of guidelines expounding upon the AHE Code of Ethics. All students undertaking a program of study at AHE are required to conduct themselves appropriately in the classroom, teaching clinic, and in the wider community according to the following Code of Conduct.
Conduct related to the principle of Respect:
- Students should act with respect to all students’, faculty’s and employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make us unique, both in and outside the school environment.
- Should behave in a reasonable and respectful manner showing respect to fellow students and faculty. Students should not cause undue disruption to the learning environment and are specifically prohibited from using cell phones, including texting, during lectures and clinic and/or from engaging in other distracting activities.
Conduct related to the principle of Integrity:
- Students will complete all assessments with academic integrity including quizzes, essays, and casework. Students will submit work that is theirs alone, free from plagiarism and will never divulge of the contents of a graded evaluation to another student.
- Students will respect that all course documents, notes, curriculum, recordings and any other information that is or will be used by AHE is and will at all times be the exclusive property of the school. Course materials are to be used for students’ personal study only and may not be shared or used for any other purpose, including but not limited to teaching, presentations, marketing, or website, except upon AHE’s prior written consent. Recorded lecture material may not be downloaded and links to those recordings may not be saved or shared under any circumstances. Video screen capture of lectures is not permitted under any circumstances.
- Students are required to attend all lectures and teaching clinic days with an attendance rate of at least 80% according to the AHE Attendance Policy. Students must arrive to class punctually. Repeated tardiness will not be tolerated as this disturbs both lecturers and students. Arriving late to class as well as leaving early will be noted and will affect overall attendance requirements. This includes returning late from breaks.
- Students must attend class with their camera on in order to verify attendance. Students may periodically turn their camera off to address unexpected personal or family matters which may arise during class and which may be distracting to classmates. In these events, faculty will look for the student to return with their camera on as soon as possible. If a student’s camera remains off for a majority of the class, the student will be marked as absent.
- Students are required to upload all assessments on the date specified to the Learning Management System. Late assignments will not be allowed unless special circumstances prevent the student from completing the work and an extension was approved prior to the due date. All assignments must be completed and passed in order for the student to progress to the next academic year.
- Students must satisfy all the school criteria covering both theoretical and clinical aspects of the program. AHE retains the right to change these criteria in accordance to any changes in homeopathic education policies that are required by external certification organizations.
- Students will respect that the AHE name, logotype and design references are to be used only with express permission of the school and its management and are not for use in student marketing materials.
- Students must be honest and truthful in all of their communication with AHE and may not furnish false information with the intent to deceive.
Conduct related to the principle of Privacy:
- Students must respect the privacy of other students and staff in the classroom and must not allow classes to be viewed by family, friends or others in their community.
- Students must adhere to the client confidentiality policy at all times. This includes participating in all clinical training from a private environment where others cannot see or overhear the client or any subsequent conversations related to clinical content. All clinic documents are strictly confidential and may not be shared with anyone. Clients’ last names and any other personal identifying information shall always be removed before posting to the LMS or distributing to other students or employees. Case file documents including (but not limited to) health inventories, case notes, communications with the client etc. will remain private and not distributed to anyone outside of the school or your personal practice without the client’s consent and permission.
Conduct related to the principle of Competency:
- Students may only engage in clinical practice under appropriate supervision until graduation and completion of all clinical training requirements. Students may only engage in simple/uncomplicated acute and 1st aid cases before they have completed their Acute Clinic Internship. It is the responsibility of the student to discern if a case is an “uncomplicated acute,” and should seek counsel from a supervisor if they are unsure. Upon successful completion of the Acute Clinic internship, students may engage acute cases under supervision and chronic cases when they are cleared for chronic supervision. **(see exception below)
- Students may not misrepresent themselves as a professional Homeopath while still in training and should not make a profit from prescribing.
Conduct related to the principle of Professionalism:
- Students will recognize the school clinics are held in a professional work environment. Students are asked to show courtesy and respect and are required to wear professional clothing when there is contact with the public.
- Students will respect commonly understood boundaries and to conduct themselves at all times with professionalism, maturity, and in such a way that neither undermines public confidence in the process or profession of homeopathy, nor brings it into disrepute.
- Students will refrain from commenting adversely on the conduct of other professionals including peers, AHE staff, lecturers, and supervisors. All concerns should be addressed using the Grievance Procedure adopted by AHE as outlined in the Student Handbook.
- Students may not consume alcohol or other substances during lectures or at the teaching clinic.
**Exception to item #13
- On occasion, AHE receives students from the homeopathy community who have entered into independent practice before completing their homeopathy training. If a student is already in practice, on an individual basis, the student may make arrangements with the AHE Clinical Director for permission to continue that practice outside of the AHE clinic, while a student at AHE. The student’s practice consent forms will NOT identify AHE as a supervising body and will make clear that the practice is completely independent of the Academy of Homeopathy Education. The student will demonstrate they carry their own liability insurance for their independent practice and will sign an agreement to these terms to be kept in the student’s file. Students will be encouraged to seek supervision for their independent practice from an AHE approved supervisor but the supervision agreement, activities, and fees will be separate from all activities within AHE’s clinical training program.