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Preceptorship in diagnostics, laboratory sciences, or advanced practice


Welcome to the online resource hub dedicated to clinical education for Diagnostic Allied Health programs offered by the BCIT School of Health Sciences. Designed with the primary objective of supporting preceptors and clinical educators in their diverse roles and responsibilities, this platform serves as a comprehensive repository of essential information.

Our site offers a wealth of teaching tips, valuable resources, and streamlined access to crucial information, all curated to empower diagnostic clinical preceptors. In navigating the dynamic and intricate landscape of clinical practice and education, our aim is to facilitate a seamless and informed experience for those entrusted with the vital task of guiding the next generation of healthcare professionals.

Explore the multifaceted dimensions of clinical education, stay abreast of best practices, and leverage the convenience of this platform as an indispensable tool in meeting the evolving challenges within the realm of Diagnostic Allied Health programs.


The pivotal relationship between students and clinical technologists is one characterized by appreciation and a reliance on the wealth of expertise and guidance provided by the preceptor. Simultaneously, the role of preceptor emerges as a significant avenue for personal and professional growth, embodying the essence of mentorship for the technologist.

Recognizing the symbiotic nature of this dynamic, the process of preceptoring becomes a cornerstone in the cultivation of teaching and learning skills, fostering an environment where knowledge is not only transferred but also enhanced. This duality of impact extends beyond the individual, creating ripple effects that resonate throughout our student body, the allied health professions, and ultimately, the well-being of our patients.

Integral to the success of this educational ecosystem is a shared commitment to clarity regarding roles and responsibilities. All partners in clinical education, including students, preceptors, and the broader clinical education team, must possess a lucid understanding of their respective roles. This collective awareness ensures a harmonious collaboration, where each member contributes effectively to the educational journey, optimizing the outcomes for all stakeholders involved.

In essence, the value derived from this collaborative educational model is immeasurable, as it not only shapes the future of our students but also fortifies the foundation of our professions and, most significantly, elevates the standard of care provided to our patients.

Health sciences instructor and student in lab


This section serves as a centralized repository for essential resources tailored to the needs of clinical educators across all Diagnostic Allied Health programs. The following resources are particularly pertinent for fostering effective teaching and mentorship:

  1. Clinical trainers workshop

    The School of Health Sciences Allied Health programs take great pride in presenting an annual workshop, open to all preceptors dedicated to supporting our students in their clinical education endeavors. This event serves as an exceptional platform for continuous learning, professional growth, and the exchange of valuable teaching experiences within an interprofessional context.

    Spanning a full day, the workshop features a diverse array of high-quality presentations carefully curated to equip educators with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the complexities inherent in student interactions and facilitations. Participants often have the opportunity to earn Continuing Professional Development credits, specific to their modality area, through the respective professional associations.

    Scheduled annually, this workshop serves as a pivotal resource for educators. Details and registration information are communicated at the outset of each calendar year to the designated preceptor contacts at each clinical site. For further information, prospective attendees are encouraged to inquire at their respective sites or contact the program’s clinical coordinator. All interested individuals are warmly welcomed to participate in this enriching educational event.

  2. BSCH6100 – Clinical Instructional Skills

    Delve into the specialized course, BSCH6100, focusing on the development of clinical instructional skills. This program is tailored to equip clinical educators with the necessary tools and competencies to navigate the intricacies of instructing within a clinical setting.

  3. PHSA Learning Hub – Giving and Receiving Feedback for Preceptors and Mentors

    Explore valuable insights and strategies related to the art of providing constructive feedback. This resource, available on the PHSA Learning Hub, is designed to enhance the feedback exchange between preceptors and mentors, contributing to a more enriching learning experience for students.

These resources have been thoughtfully selected to support the diverse needs of clinical educators within Diagnostic Allied Health programs. Embrace the opportunity to enhance your instructional capabilities and contribute to the continuous improvement of the educational experience for both preceptors and students alike.

two female clinical preceptors working with simulation manikin


To ensure the success of our learners, our programs rely on various support structures. The following resources, widely utilized across multiple programs, are provided for your exploration:

HSPnet (Health Sciences Placement Network):

HSPnet is a secure, web-enabled system used for managing health sciences student placements. It enhances the availability and quality of practice education opportunities while streamlining processes, coordination, and communication among agencies. If you are the receiving coordinator for your department, responsible for managing placement requests, please review the placement cycle overview and Frequently Asked Questions for valuable information.


Revolutionizing the tracking of student progress during clinical practicum, CompTracker utilizes mobile devices and a secure website. It replaces traditional paper-based methods and offers a more efficient, environmentally friendly way to share communication and information regarding student development on clinical practicum.

If you have general inquiries related to CompTracker, including password information or gaining access to the online resource, we encourage you to visit the dedicated support page. This resource is designed to assist users in navigating the CompTracker system effectively, ensuring a smooth and efficient experience with the platform.

For a comprehensive collection of program-specific resources, forms, and exemplars, please refer to the dedicated program links above. This repository is tailored to meet the unique needs of each program and provides valuable tools for both educators and learners.


BCIT’s commitment to close collaboration with business and industry is paramount in achieving our mandate of developing a highly skilled workforce in British Columbia. The Diagnostic Program Advisory Committee plays a crucial role in facilitating continuous engagement with industry experts, ensuring that our Diagnostic Allied Health programs remain relevant and align with the evolving demands of the healthcare sector.

As a people-focused organization, BCIT is unwavering in its dedication to delivering future-proof applied education in the field of Diagnostic Allied Health. By maintaining strong ties beyond the institution, we enhance the overall educational experience and foster a dynamic learning environment.

BCIT’s unique emphasis on applied education spans all credentialing levels within the fields of Diagnostic Allied Health. This distinctive focus, coupled with our extensive network of industry connections, positions us as a leader in providing practical and effective training. Our strategic priorities underscore the importance of sustaining a high-quality training program that equips students with the skills and knowledge needed for success in their careers.

To achieve our objectives, BCIT is committed to fostering cooperation and communication within the Diagnostic Allied Health community. We continuously review and enhance program quality across various key aspects, ensuring that our curriculum remains cutting-edge and aligned with industry standards. The ultimate goal is to produce job-ready graduates who are not only technically proficient but also well-prepared to meet the challenges of the current and future healthcare landscape.