Student Orientation


Welcome to AHS

We look forward to you completing your placement with us. This orientation will introduce you to a lot of valuable information about AHS that you’ll want to know!

Please contact if you have any further questions.

Policies covered in the Orientation Module:

AHS Policies, Directives and Bylaws guide us in our work each day. They apply to all students and instructors. Take a moment to review the below policies before commencing your placement at AHS.

Introduction to Alberta Health Services
Corporate Services
Our Patients

Infection Prevention and Control (IPC)

The use of good IPC practices helps prevent infections from occurring while patients are in health-care facilities. Please visit the IPC pages for information related to personal protective equipment, hand hygiene, respiratory hygiene and much more.

Your Safety
Baseline Health Information
Be Safe At Work
Respectful Workplaces
Emergency Response Basics
Your Wellness
Other Useful Information

Visit Bylaws and Corporate Policies and Clinical Policies and Guidelines for more information on these and other AHS Corporate and Clinical policies.

This list does not include local AHS site, program or unit-specific polices, and standards; those will be provided to you be the site hosting your practicum.

Online Learning: Policies, Standards & Guidelines

The following courses have been designed to provide further information for associated standard, policy, or guideline and are available to students. Each course takes 20-30 minutes to complete. They work best with Internet Explorer 8 and above on a desktop computer. You may encounter difficulties with some Apple products.

Please note: Once you finish a course, take a screenshot of the 'Congratulations' page, this can be used as a certificate of completion.

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Clinical Student and Preceptor Resources

To help make the experience enjoyable and successful, AHS provides students and employees with a variety of resources to support them before and during the placement. Learn more here.