Scenario design for simulation-based education - PDM1116

Simulation-based education often provides learners with an opportunity to develop clinical knowledge and skills in context. Through creating scenarios in which learners can immerse themselves, educators can integrate components of clinical practice learnt in isolation, develop practices for teamwork and interprofessional collaborative practice, and 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.

Through this online course, students will review a range of scenario templates, highlighting benefits and limitations, and will design scenarios for creating immersive learning experiences.


$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. It is especially relevant to those supporting immersive simulations that focus on the development of teamwork and professional communication skills.

Learning objectives

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

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