Clinical Educator

This collection of resources contains teaching and learning resources designed to support skill development of clinical educators and preceptors.


The modules have been designed as stand-alone activities which can be completed within 15 to 30 minutes. E-Tips© provides practical and interactive learning through the use of animations, quizzes, videos, and reflective exercises:

  1. Preparing for the student
  2. Applying principles of adult learning
  3. Developing effective teaching skills
  4. Fostering clinical reasoning
  5. Giving constructive feedback
  6. Evaluating student performance
  7. Supporting the struggling student
  8. Managing conflict resolution

E-Tips© was developed by a multidisciplinary group of health educators with feedback from over 400 practitioners affiliated with the University of British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada. For more information, please contact Rosemin Kassam, PharmD., PhD. (Project Lead), Professor, UBC Faculty of Medicine, School of Population and Public Health,

© Rosemin Kassam, Donna Drynan, Elizabeth MacLeod, Lois Neufeld, Glynnis Tidball, Mona Kwong. Not to be copied, used, or revised without explicit written permission from the copyright owner.

Learner in Difficulty

The Learner in Difficulty modules, and their supplementary resources, were created by Brenda Hardie and Bill Upward of UBC’s Department of Family Practice in the Faculty of Medicine. The Learner in Difficulty modules focus on identifying learners in difficulty based on symptoms, diagnosing causal factors, and addressing learner difficulties through intervention. In order to facilitate these modules, the following resources are provided: Facilitation Guides, PowerPoints that correspond to the facilitation guides, a Learning Plan Template, the Lacasse Educational Diagnosis Wheel, Case Studies, and Role Play Cards.


Referencing and Use:

This resource may be reprinted and distributed in its entirety for non-commercial purposes without prior permission. The authors must always be acknowledged when facilitating these modules. Proper citation of this work is as follows:

Hardie, B., & Upward, B. (2016). Learner in Difficulty [PDF]. Vancouver, Canada.

These modules were designed for use exactly as they are laid out and pedagogical integrity must be maintained. Based on the Case Studies and Role Play Cards, recognize that they were designed for use by Family Practitioners and Family Practice Residents. If modified for use by other disciplines, reference must be made to the original resource.

College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia – Working With Students Module

The Working With Students Module developed by the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia is intended to provide clarity around the role of registered nurses and nurse practitioners when supervising students as learners or employed student nurses (ESNs). It outlines how to put into practice the Regulatory Supervision and Employed Student Registrant Practice Standards which were introduced to help supervisors understand their role when working with student learners and ESNs. This online resource provides guidance on the processes nurses choose to use with students and clarifies their accountabilities. The entire module is 45 minutes in length, but individuals can work through it at their own pace.


Western – Preceptor Education Program (PEP)

The Preceptor Education Program is an online interprofessional program for students and preceptors, that consists of eight interactive learning modules. The modules cover various topics such as orientation, evaluation and conflict management. Many of the modules are designed in a way that allows preceptors and students to work through them together. Each module takes approximately 30-45 minutes to complete. They are independent of each other and do not need to be completed in any order. They can also be used by any health care discipline. The modules also include downloadable resources, learning exercises, video case scenarios and references. Upon completion of a module, a certificate can be printed as a record of the education attained.


Interprofessional Practice Education Guide

The Interprofessional Practice Education Guide is a useful resource for educators who wish to incorporate interprofessional experiences during a student’s practice education setting. The guide consists of an introduction to interprofessional education & its competencies, things to consider when running interprofessional education sessions, and a list of different education activities that students can be involved in on site.

Dalhousie Preceptor eLearning Course

The Preceptor eLearning Course is a useful set of modules for preceptors that are hoping to improve upon their skillset as mentors to students.

The modules are designed to provide information and support to preceptors and focus of five different topics: the preceptor role, teaching & learning, evaluating students & delivering feedback, supporting students, and fostering interprofessional learning experiences.

TBC on the Run

TBC on the Run is an open access online module series designed to promote collaborative models of practice and support the development of team-based competencies. This online module series is based on the National Interprofessional Competency Framework developed by the Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative (
The TBC on the Run module series includes:
1. Foundations of TBC
2. Interprofessional Communication
3. Patient/Client/family/Community-Centred Care
4. Role Clarification
5. Team Functioning
6. Interprofessional Conflict Management
7. Collaborative Leadership for Shared Decision-Making

Each module takes 30 minutes to complete online individually and provides activities and resources to engage with others.

For more information, visit UBC Health: TBC on the Run.