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Comprehensive Simulation Instructor Training

Instructor Training

All Specialties

Target Audience

This course is relevant to health professional educators who

teach with simulation methods.

Level: intermediate


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

CPD allowances
Course Coordinator

Stephanie O'Regan




2 days

Maximum Participants



February 25 - 26 2021

May 20 - 21 2021

August 18 - 19 2021

October 28 - 29 2021

November 25 - 26 2021

14 hours small group interactive (ANZCA Cat 3/ L2)

Course Description

Day1: Scenario design and 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 contract

· Writing 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)

Topics not covered include: Training simulated patients; teaching procedural skills.


· 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

·Templates provided for: briefing checklists; powerpoints; scenarios; appraisals.

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.