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Introduction to Simulation: The Essentials of Simulation-Based Learning

By definition, simulation is the imitation of some real thing, state of affairs, or process. But it is also much more than this. Simulation helps achieve educational goals. From the multiple ways of observing a simulation, a rich wealth of feedback is available for learners to absorb and use in their development as health care professionals.

Introduction to Simulation: The Essentials of Simulation-Based Learning is an introductory course that teaches the essential elements of a simulation.

Who will benefit?

Looking for current and relevant knowledge on simulation for the success of your health care profession and/or organization? You’ve come to the right place.

What will I learn?

  • Breadth and depth of simulation use in health care and research
  • Different forms of simulation
  • Essential educational elements for running a successful simulation
  • Steps for executing a simulation
  • Best practices for interprofessional team training

Learning outcomes & benefits

Students will begin to master the following practical skills that can be immediately applied on the job:

  • Simulation for interprofessional education & effective team-building
  • Benefits and limitations of virtual simulations
  • Experiential learning for high & low fidelity simulations
  • Simulation operations (logistics and principles)
  • Key elements of optimal simulation learning environments
  • Simulation for academic research

Important Information

Course timing is 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for Days 1 and 2.* Subject to change

Host Sites

This course has been held at the following locations:

  • Mohawk College IAHS – Hamilton, ON
  • Cambrian College, Sudbury, ON – Private offering (custom 3-day course – Essentials & Briefing/Debriefing)
  • Fleming College – Private offering (custom 2-day course – Essentials & Scenario Writing)

New offerings are posted and open for registration, unless otherwise stated.  Contact us if you’re interested in being a future host site and would like to have your faculty or staff complete this program.

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