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Information for students

Location, contacts and inquiries

UTS Student Centres

The UTS Student Centres are both the initial and primary point of contact for all students. Students should deal with the student centres in all matters affecting their studies. This includes enrolment, exemptions, timetable matters, examination and assessment, as well as a wide range of student administration procedures.

For specific UTS: Health information, students should contact the UTS Building 10 Student Centre. Opening hours vary during session.

Building 10 Student Centre
Foyer, Level 2, Building 10 (CB10.2)
235 Jones Street, Ultimo
telephone +61 2 9514 1222
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Faculty policies and procedures

NSW child protection legislation

Full details are provided in the NSW child protection legislation section in the University-wide general information.

Student administration matters

A range of student administration matters affect the progress of students through their studies. These are formally handled by the Student Administration Unit of the University.

The University's web enrolment system, through which students add and withdraw from subjects, allocate themselves to classes, update their contact details and access their complete study plan and subject results, may be accessed through My Student Admin.

Enrolled students are advised to refer to My Student Admin for their current personal and enrolment details.

A range of information for various student administration matters can also be obtained from Managing your course.

Information can also be obtained from the UTS Student Centres.

Submission of assignments

All hardcopy assignments must be submitted by 4pm on the due date by being placed in the City campus assignment box on level 7, Building 10, outside the faculty office (Jones Street end). Students are able to access this area via the lifts 7am–10pm Monday to Friday. On weekends contact UTS Security to arrange access.

All assignments must be accompanied by an assignment cover sheet. Do not use plastic folders or sleeves when lodging assignments.

Extensions

Applications for an extension of time for the completion of assignments must be made in writing on the appropriate form.

Extensions can only be granted by subject coordinators or their nominees. Generally, an extension is only granted in the case of verifiable medical grounds or other serious matters.

Good academic practice

Students are advised to read the Advice to Students on Good Academic Practice policy.

Referencing procedures

The Faculty of Health uses a specific referencing style called Harvard (UTS). There are other forms of Harvard referencing, so to avoid confusion it is essential that you follow the provided guide.

There is also a short online tutorial available which provides a general overview about referencing using Harvard (UTS).

Student misconduct

Both the University and UTS: Health view the conduct of students very seriously. Students must ensure that they conduct themselves in a professional manner, and observe the various rules and policies at all times.

In those instances where a student breaches conduct, the rules relating to student misconduct are strictly observed. Breaches can include cheating in an examination or a class test and not acknowledging the work of others (plagiarism).

Plagiarism is defined in the UTS Rules as "taking and using someone else's ideas or manner of expressing them and passing them off as his or her own by failing to give appropriate acknowledgement of the source to seek to gain an advantage by unfair means."

It is a serious form of student misconduct and can result in harsh penalties.

Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to:

  • copying words, or ideas, from websites, reference books, journals, newspapers or other sources without acknowledging the source
  • paraphrasing material taken from other sources, to change the words but keep the ideas, without acknowledging the source
  • downloading material from the internet and including it as part of your own work without acknowledging the source
  • copying work, such as all or part of an assignment, from other persons and submitting it as your own work.

Cheating includes but is not limited to:

  • copying work, such as all or part of an assignment, from other students and submitting it as your own work
  • purchasing an assignment from an online site and submitting it as your own work
  • requesting or paying someone else to write original work for you, such as an assignment, essay or computer program, and submitting it as your own work
  • unauthorised collusion with students or others and submitting it as your own.

Whatever the form, plagiarism is unacceptable both academically and professionally. By plagiarising you are both stealing the work of another person and cheating by representing it as your own. Any incident of plagiarism can therefore be expected to attract severe penalties.

Students who condone plagiarism by allowing their work to be copied are also subject to disciplinary action. If students are in any doubt about plagiarism they should discuss the matter with the subject coordinator or their tutor.

Students need to read and understand the following to assist in understanding their responsibilities for academic integrity and plagiarism at the University:

  1. Avoiding Plagiarism Tutorial
  2. Student Misconduct Definition (Rule 16.2) and Appeals

See also the rules relating to student misconduct, discipline and appeals.

Laboratories

Nursing, midwifery and health laboratory staff are based in room CB10.6.212, but can often be located in the laboratories situated in rooms 10.6.206, 10.6.208, 10.6.209, 10.6.210, 10.6.214, 10.6.216, 10.6.219, 10.6.220, 10.6.221, 10.6.222, 10.6.224 and 10.6.225.

The laboratories offer the following:

  • equipment and posters may be borrowed for presentations or tutorials
  • videos may be viewed in the laboratory area
  • textbooks are available for quick referencing.

Laboratories are made available throughout the session for students to practice learnt procedures.

Laboratory rules and safety

Students have a duty of care to themselves and others, and must cooperate and observe the following points when in the laboratories.

  • For safety reasons, a maximum of 25 students is allowed in the practice lab at a time. The faculty recognises that there may be peak times, such as prior to examinations, when more practice capacity is required. Should this occur, additional labs may be made available for practice.
  • Students must comply with all laboratory safety rules while in the labs. In particular, no food, drink or children are allowed in the laboratories, and covered shoes must be worn at all times.
  • All problems must be reported to the relevant technical officer.
  • Should the use of the practice lab be abused in any way, UTS: Health will review its operation.

Faculty centres and clinical professorships

UTS: Health has three centres and seven clinical professorships. The centres coordinate a range of international, educational, contract research, consultancy and continuing professional education activities on behalf of UTS: Health. The clinical professorships, which are each established under the sponsorship of an industry partner, are the primary locations of UTS: Health's research activities, particularly as they relate to practice development.

Centre for Health Services Management

Professor Christine Duffield (Director)
UTS Building 10, Jones St, Ultimo

Centre for Midwifery, Child and Family Health

Professor Caroline Homer (Director)
UTS Building 10, Jones St, Ultimo

Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care

Professor Jane Phillips (Director)
UTS Building 10, Jones St, Ultimo

World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Development

Professor Michele Rumsey (Director)
UTS Building 10, Jones St, Ultimo

Complementary and Integrative Medicine

Professor Jon Adams (Director)
UTS Building 10, Jones St, Ultimo

Critical Care Nursing

Professor Sharon McKinley
Royal North Shore Hospital
Northern Sydney Local Health District

Child and Adolescent Nursing

Professor Jackie Crisp
Sydney Children's Hospital

Health and Ageing Research

Professor Lynn Chenoweth

Mental Health Nursing

Professor Jane Stein-Parbury
St George Hospital and Community Services
South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Area Health Service

Midwifery

Royal North Shore Hospital
Northern Sydney Local Health District

Nursing Research and Practice Development

Professor Val Wilson
The Children's Hospital at Westmead

Nursing Research and Practice Development

Professor Lin Perry
Prince of Wales Hospital
South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Area Health Service

Tresillian Chair in Child and Family Health Nursing

Professor Catherine Fowler
Tresillian Family Care Centres