Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences


CLINED 705 - Simulation and Clinical Skills Teaching

15 Points 

Semester 2
Online 

 

Description


This course explores the theory and practice around the use of simulators in clinical education, and addresses underlying theory, research, course design, acquisition of clinical skills, scenario-based learning, scenario design, simulator programming, and feedback after simulated performance.

This is a 15 point elective course for all the clinical education programmes. It is offered as a distance- learning course in an online format.

 

Aims of the course


The course covers theory and practice around the use of simulation in clinical education. It addresses underlying theory, research, course design, acquisition of clinical skills, scenario-based learning, scenario design, and debriefing after simulated performance.

 

 

Learning outcomes


  • Identify where in their curriculum simulation and skills labs would most effectively address the learning objectives.
  • Describe the different types of simulators and skills trainers and how to choose the appropriate device and method.
  • Design effective lessons using simulation or procedural trainers.
  • Apply the principles of debriefing and feedback to enhance learning.
  • Teach technical skills using methods appropriate to their context.
  • Evaluate the use of simulation-based assessment in their own context.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of their simulation or clinical skills teaching.

 

Workshop


Students are required to attend the workshop, which will be held on Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd July 2019 at the Simulation Centre for Patient Safety at the Tamaki Campus. This workshop is compulsory, if you are unable to attend, please contact Theresa Huang.

 

Assessment


There will be three assignments. All the assignments will relate to the students’ own clinical context, to the research methodology theories and practices of simulation, and include one assignment on Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) based on activities at the course workshop.

 

Learning resources


There is a reading list for each module, most of which will be available as hyperlinks from the course web pages.

The course guide will outline the key dates, administrative details, and provide a condensed bibliography. The course assignments will allow the students to apply their knowledge and skills to their own area of clinical education.

 

Course Director


Course Administrator