Code of Practice, Conduct and Ethics

MSCM is committed to ensuring that the highest standards of teaching and practice are maintained at all times. This Code of Practice, Conduct and Ethics is designed to encourage integrity and responsibility whilst studying at the School, and to ensure Students leaving the school uphold and further the standing of professional therapists and the School. This Code may form the basis for discussion in the event of a complaint against a Student.

All Courses:

  • Students shall conduct themselves in a professional, honourable and dignified manner at all times.

  • Accept responsibility to do no harm to the physical, mental and emotional well-being of self, clients, and associates.

  • Members have a responsibility to ensure the health and safety of themselves and the people they work with, at all times.

  • Students shall comply with MSCM regulations and policies.

  • In recognising the unique nature of the individual, students shall have respect for all at all times. Acknowledge the inherent worth and individuality of each person by not discriminating or behaving in any prejudicial manner with clients and/or colleagues.

  • Practitioners shall have respect for the religious, political and social views of any individual irrespective of race, colour, creed, sex or sexual orientation.

Therapy Courses:

  • Students attending any professional or post graduate course or workshop shall hold a current Malpractice and Public Liability Insurance Cover. It is the student’s responsibility to understand the extent and conditions of their insurance cover. If in doubt they must contact their insurance provider for clarification.

  • Members must keep their insurance documents in an accessible and secure place so that proof of insurance can be provided if requested by a client.

  • Treatments should only be carried out after a thorough examination and with the full consent of the patient. In the case of minors, parents or guardians must be present throughout the treatment procedure.

  • Acknowledge the confidential nature of the professional relationship with clients and case study volunteers and respect each client’s right to privacy within the constraints of the law.

  • Students shall practice only within the limits of his/her training and competency.

  • Students attending professional courses shall not set themselves up as practitioners until they have attained the appropriate qualifications.

  • The premises of practice shall be maintained in a hygienic condition and with regard to the safety of all persons entering therein.

  • Members must maintain high levels of hygiene at all times in order to protect themselves, clients and others from infectious agents, including bacteria, viruses, infestations and fungal infections.

  • Hands must be appropriately cleaned between clients.

  • Therapy clothing must be smart, clean, safe and practical. Tops must have short sleeves (above the elbow) and shoes enclosed, where cross-contamination presents a health risk.

  • Any cuts or abrasions must be covered with a waterproof dressing.

  • Nails must be trimmed and clean, and hair tied back and worn neatly in a style that does not require frequent re-adjustment.

  • Jewellery must be kept to a minimum and be appropriate to the treatment and context in which the treatment is given. Jewellery must in no way create a risk of cross-infection or impact the comfort or health and safety of the client.

  • Where appropriate, Students must carry out patch tests and thermal tests on clients prior to treatment in order to minimise the risk of an adverse reaction.

What you can expect from MSCM

  • Professional education at high standards of clinical, academic and professional excellence.

  • An inspirational learning environment of high quality.

  • A supportive and nurturing learning experience.

  • A commitment to equal opportunities in all of the MSCM’s activities.

  • Clear and accurate information in all of our documents.

  • Provision of highly motivated and professionally qualified teaching staff.

  • Provision of appropriate learning materials.

  • Fair assessment of your work, with moderation by internal and external examiners.

  • A clear assessment calendar with dates for submission of work by you and return to you of marked work.

  • Appeals and complaints procedures in case you have need to use them.

  • Support and understanding if a disability, illness, personal circumstances etc. affect your studying.

  • Adherence to the MSCM’s published policies.

  • Adherence to the Professional Codes of Ethics, Conduct and Practice

  • The opportunity to learn with joy, foster strong friendships with your peers, and develop as an excellent practitioner.