Studying online

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Unit Overview


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.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1OnlineOnline flexible
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face

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 clinical and non-clinical skills in simulated learning environments; (4) describe approaches to establishing faculty development in the area of interprofessional learning and how to embed interprofessional education into a curriculum; and (5) demonstrate how to plan and design effective interprofessional simulation-based learning events.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) interprofessional conversation assignment; (2) simulation phases assignment; and (3) interprofessional simulation-based learning event plan. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Kiah Evans
Unit rules
IMED5801 Principles of Teaching and Learning (ID 3320)
Advisable prior study
IMED5801 Principles of Teaching and Learning
Contact hours
Face to face involves a compulsory two day face to face workshop, with the remaining content delivered online using asynchronous learning methods. Online flexible is delivered online using asynchronous learning methods
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  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.