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Comprehensive Simulation Instructor Training

Instructor Training

All Specialities

Target Audience

Health professional educators who teach using simulation.

Level: intermediate


Prior experience with small group learning, clinical teaching. NHETSim program is beneficial.

Course Coordinator

Dr Adam Rehak

Stephanie O'Regan

2 days



February 27-28, 2020

July 2-3, 2020

August 27-28, 2020

October 1-2, 2020

December 3-4, 2020

Maximum Participants


Course Description


This course addresses a range of skills relevant to the design, delivery and debriefing of immersive simulation in healthcare. This includes scenario design and delivery, application to different settings (for example in–situ and laboratory), program design and delivery issues and debriefing to promote reflective learning. 


Day 1: Scenario Design & Delivery


To develop skills to run immersive simulation training (IST) in a range of health-care settings.


Topics covered

The course focuses on the following topics

  • Getting started – the IST learning environment, briefing  and familiarizing learners for IST

  • Core principles – safety, respect and the fiction contractWriting scenarios with a focus on clinical and behavioural learning objectives

  • Delivering IST: equipment, actors, props, resources, stage management

  • Adapting to other applications and settings (in-situ)


Participants will work in small groups with experienced clinical simulation instructors. The focus on the day will be practice and feedback using manikin simulators, actors, discussion and feedback.


Day 2: Debriefing, Reflection & Feedback



To develop communication skills relevant to learning and feedback – whether these are used in the setting of simulated learning (debriefing), clinical supervision or ward-based learning. The course focusses on conversations with individuals and groups


Topics covered

The course focuses on the following topics

  • Preparing learners for reflective conversations

  • Achieving structure and engagement (empathy) in conversations

  • Facilitating discussions with groups and individuals

  • Giving feedback

  • Promoting reflection and critical thinking

  • Coaching



Participants will work in small groups with experienced clinical simulation instructors engaging in discussion, role play, simulations with actors and feedback from instructors.

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Sydney Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre

Level 6 Kolling Building,

Royal North Shore Hospital

Reserve Rd, St Leonards, NSW 2065.

Tel: +61 (2) 9926 4620

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