Scenario design for simulation-based education

Simulation-based education often provides learners with an opportunity to develop clinical knowledge and skills in context. This is achieved through creating scenarios in which learners can immerse themselves as a means to integrate components of clinical practice learnt in isolation, to develop practices for teamwork and interprofessional collaborative practice, and to connect sequences of patient care. Scenario-based learning can also promote learner engagement with careful design considerations. This may include representation of the voices of multiple stakeholders, including patients and/or their carers. In this unit, students will review a range of scenario templates highlighting benefits and limitations and will design scenarios for creating immersive learning experiences. Students will also have the opportunity to apply theory from the foundation unit in health professions education.

  1. Discuss considerations of educational design in scenario-based learning
  2. Describe the concept of immersion to achieve learning
  3. Discuss the benefits and limitations of templates in scenario design
  4. Describe sources of inspiration for scenarios
  5. Discuss strategies for achieving multiple perspectives in scenarios
  6. Demonstrate effective scenario design