BCIT. School of Health Sciences

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BCIT. School of Health Sciences

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  • SOHS
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In 1964 BCIT opened it’s doors with two Health programs; Medical Radiology and Medical Laboratory for a total of 73 students enrolled. BCIT shared training responsibility with various designated hospitals. On successful completion, the student was awarded a certificate.

Currently the School of Health Sciences runs programs in ten main areas of study:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electrodiagnostics
  • Food Safety and Processing
  • Health Care Management
  • Health Protection
  • Laboratory Sciences
  • Medical Imaging Technologies
  • Nursing & Specialty Nursing
  • Therapeutics

These include degree and post-degree programs as well as the entry-level programs.

The School of Health Sciences maintains the quality and relevance of its health training programs through close liaison with employers and professional associations. Maintaining the traditions of BCIT there are Advisory committees for each program. Students can expect provincial, national and international accreditation; regular external and internal program assessments; a variety of professional development provisions for faculty and staff; and integration of a variety of learning strategies, including industrial experience through projects and practicums.


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British Columbia Institute of Technology (1964-)

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British Columbia Institute of Technology

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BCIT. School of Health Sciences

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BCIT School of Health Sciences is a department within BCIT.

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C. McLellan, created 2015-04-27

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