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Unit Overview


This unit enables the practical application of immersive simulation techniques across a variety of health professional settings. Students apply the theoretical basis, design, planning, implementation and evaluation processes related to advanced simulation settings.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face

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; and (7) discuss how to manage crises and incidents during simulated learning settings.


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.

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

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Kiah Evans
Unit rules
Successful completion of
6 points Unit(s) IMED5806 Simulation and Interprofessional Learning in Health Professions Education
Successful completion of
IMED5806 Simulation and Interprofessional Learning in Health Professions Education
Advisable prior study
IMED5806 Simulation and Interprofessional Learning in Health Professions Education
Approved quota: 20—first come.
Contact hours
Face to face – Compulsory two day face to face workshop with online study activities throughout the semester
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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.