IMED5806 Simulation and Interprofessional Learning in Health Professions Education

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1OnlineOnline
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit explores the use of simulation as a means of learning professional, clinical and interprofessional facilitation skills in the health professions. Students examine the theoretical basis, design, planning, implementation and evaluation processes related to the use of simulation.
Students are able to (1) examine the theoretical basis underlying the use of simulation techniques in health professions education; (2) discuss the principles, rationale, barriers and facilitators to interprofessional learning/education and simulation; (3) identify from current educational literature a range of simulation based models for teaching professional and clinical skills in simulated learning environments; (4) describe approaches to establishing faculty development in the area of IPL and how to embed interprofessional education into a curriculum; and (5) demonstrate how to plan and design an effective interprofessional simulation-based learning events using the six phases of simulation.
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) interprofessional conversation assignment; (2) simulation phases assignment; and (3) interprofessional simulation-based learning event plan. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Gabrielle Brand
Unit rules
IMED5801 Principles of Teaching and Learning (may be taken concurrently as a corequisite)
Contact hours
online or a 2 day face to face workshop
Unit Outline
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