IMED5831 Advanced Simulation in Health Professional Education

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit enables the application of low and high-fidelity simulation techniques in a variety of health professional settings. Students apply the theoretical basis, design, planning, implementation and evaluation processes related to advanced simulation settings.
Students are able to (1) apply skills in course design to the advanced simulation setting; (2) develop and apply simulation training in specific teaching and learning contexts; (3) develop and use clinical scenarios for use in simulation training to assess competency of clinical skills; (4) examine and practise communication skills required in simulated settings; (5) discuss ethics, feasibility, limitations and practical implications of simulation equipment and training settings; (6) design tools to assess and evaluate simulation training; (7) discuss how to manage crises and incidents during simulated learning settings; and (8) plan how to conduct educational research related to simulation training.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written assignment; (2) direct observation; and (3) reflective essay. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Ms Kirsty Freeman
Unit rules
IMED5801 Principles of Teaching and Learning
Advisable prior study:
IMED5806 Simulation and Interprofessional Learning in Health Professions Education (formerly IMED5806 Simulation in Health Professional Education)
Approved quota: 20—first come.
Contact hours
Face to Face/Online (multimode) – Compulsory two day face to face workshop, optional three x 1.5 hour webinars throughout the semester
Unit Outline
Semester 2_2019 [SEM-2_2019]
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  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.