Resources and Tools


These resources and tools are intended to help health and education partners clarify their respective roles and responsibilities in supporting student practice education. Standardized resources have been designed to promote consistent practices throughout the province.

 Provincial Policy

Provincial Policy for Student Practice Education



The Health Sciences Placement Network, or HSPnet, provides a web-based system for managing practice education in the health sciences. Used across Canada and internationally since 2003, HSPnet provides a database and tools to support the following practice education goals:

  • Increased availability and quality of practice education opportunities for students
  • Streamlined processes and improved communications among those involved in practice education
  • Enhanced access to a greater range of placement opportunities including underutilized sites, rural communities, and interprofessional experiences
  • Monitoring and improvement of learner and agency outcomes
  • Enhanced profile and priority of practice education​

HSPnet BC Login page

 Affiliation agreements

​The affiliation agreement template is a standardized resource for BC health authorities, health organizations, and post-secondary institutions. It is designed to be as straightforward and clear as possible, while still addressing key issues. An Education Affiliation Agreement is required for all practice education placements.

An affiliation agreement:
  • defines the roles and responsibilities of the health authority and education institution in providing practice education
  • addresses the risks in the relationship for organizations as well as their employees, patients, faculty and students
The education affiliation agreement template was informed by both health and education sectors with the expertise of legal, risk management, contract management​, education and practice representatives.

Each health authority and post-secondary education institution assigns authority to specific individuals for negotiating new agreements, renewing agreements, and approving final agreements.​

 Provincial metrics

Listing of data reports on provinc​ial student practi​ce data.


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