Host a Bachelor of Health Care Technology Management Student

Become a field placement host

The 420-hour field placement in Durham College’s (DC) Honours Bachelor of Health Care Technology Management (BHCTM) degree program helps students develop in-depth knowledge and skills required to optimally manage medical technology in health care. Students may be placed in a community hospital, with a medical device manufacturer, regulatory agency, Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), or similar organization.

Becoming a field placement host allows you to positively influence the next cohort of resilient, job-ready graduates so that they can effectively work within the community you serve.

What are the benefits of being a field placement host?

This is an opportunity to meet, train and consider a potential future employee. Students arrive for their field placement eager to work and apply their classroom training in a real-world setting.

This is also an opportunity to mentor and supervise an aspiring professional and provide them with a meaningful experience, which can be a new source of esteem and motivation within the workplace for your current staff.

WHAT DOES A FIELD PLACEMENT HOST DO?

Typically, field placement hosts provide:

  • On-the-job training in an encouraging and supportive learning environment.
  • Meaningful and relevant tasks to complete.
  • Clear instructions and availability to answer questions.
  • Ongoing constructive feedback.

STUDENTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO DEMONSTRATE COMPETENCY IN A RANGE OF AREAS RELATED TO:

  • General business practices
  • Life sciences
  • Management
  • Medical electronics
  • Professionalism and ethics
  • Working in a clinical environment

THERE ARE MANY WAYS OUR PLACEMENT STUDENTS COULD HELP YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS. A FEW EXAMPLES, INCLUDE:

  • Working with department supervisors and clinical engineers on projects related to new medical equipment acquisition, installation, renovation, modification or removal.
  • Researching emerging technology trends.
  • Evaluating existing medical equipment and related systems with respect to age, condition and technological status to determine value.
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WHAT DOES THE COLLEGE PROVIDE FOR THE FIELD PLACEMENT HOST?

Each field placement student in the BHCTM program is assigned an on-campus representative from DC who oversees their placement to ensure that they are meeting all of the required components in order to pass. In addition, a student placement advisor will act as a liaison between the field placement host, the student and the college, providing direction and support for the field placement host as needed.

Please note: all students will be required to complete mandatory work training certificates prior to starting their unpaid field placement and will have Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) coverage through the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU).