Preceptor eLearning Course (Free)

Welcome to our Preceptor eLearning Course. The course is designed to provide comprehensive information and support for our preceptors (also referred to as Agency Field Instructors and Clinical Educators).

Preceptors have said they feel reinvigorated by teaching students and new energy is created by these relationships. Placements are structured as per profession specific accreditation standards but there is also enough flexibility to capture the uniqueness of the particular work and clients/patients at the sites. This course aims to augment practice learning experiences for both student and preceptor. For many of you the concepts presented in the modules may be a refresher, for others it will be new learning but there should be something in it for everyone.

What you'll learn

The course is designed to provide comprehensive information and support for our preceptors (also referred to as Agency Field Instructors and Clinical Educators).

The Role of the Preceptor

Are you wondering what is expected of you when supervising a student during a clinical rotation? Are you wondering what is your role as a preceptor?

Teaching Methods and Learning Styles

What makes an effective teacher? What are learning styles? What strategies can you use to teach students effectively?

Feedback and Evaluation

Why is feedback important in a clinical placement? What is a formal evaluation? How can you give effective feedback to students?

Supporting Students’ Learning Needs

Are your students facing learning challenges? What strategies may be helpful to assist students?

Fostering Interprofessional Learning

What is interprofessional education? What competencies are involved in interprofessional, collaborative practice? How can you create interprofessional learning experiences for your students?

Watch the video as Cyndi Hall from Dalhousie University’s School of Social Work shares some introductory comments on the Preceptor eLearning Course.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1 When does the course start and finish?

    The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

  • 2 How long do I have access to the course?

    The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

  • 3 What if I am unhappy with the course?

    The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

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