Learning and Teaching with Simulation - PDM1115

Simulation modalities include task trainers, manikins, screen-based simulators and humans (simulated participants). Each of these modalities has wide variation in their level of technology, the extent of a task they support, their cost, their degree of representation of reality and the amount of requisite preparation and post-simulation support.

In this online course, scholars will learn to make decisions about selection of simulators for specific learning activities for each modality. The environment in which the simulations take place will also be considered (e.g. skills lab, in situ, mobile etc.) and additional technologies to support learning such as audio-visual capture and review. Using a systematic approach to simulation-based education, scholars will design, implement and evaluate a simulation.


$2400 with assessment $2090 (incl GST) without assessment

Who should attend

This course is designed for anyone interested in using simulation as an educational method, particularly health and social care professionals and those involved in their training and education.

Learning objectives

  • Discuss features and limitations of different simulation modalities. Match simulators to educational purpose.
  • Identify specific considerations in using different simulation modalities.
  • Describe adjuncts to learning using diverse simulators (e.g. settings and technology).
  • Demonstrate effective use of simulators to develop psychomotor skills for clinical procedures.
  • Demonstrate effective use of simulators to develop holistic clinical practice.

Accelerate your qualification

Eligible participants who complete the assessed version of this short course can receive 6 credit points towards the M4008 Graduate Certificate in Clinical Simulation and M4009 Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education.