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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Managing facultyMedicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Abbreviated titleGCCS
Total credit points required24
Standard duration of study (years)1 year PT
Study mode and locationOff-campus (Clayton)
Contact details

Ms Caroline Bopp, Course Administrator: telephone +61 3 9501 5538; email or visit

Course coordinator

Ms Debra Kielgaldi


  • This course is not available to international students.


This course is designed to meet the unique requirements of teachers working in health professions education using simulation as an educational modality. The course enables participants to develop their teaching, curriculum design and program evaluation skills in interprofessional settings and addresses the medical, psychosocial, technical and organisational elements unique to simulation education. Participants will also develop their working knowledge of educational theories as they apply to their simulation education roles.


On completion of the course graduates should be able to:

  • Differentiate between simulation-based learning and more traditional educational approaches;
  • Demonstrate an ability to develop effective teaching practices in relation to simulation-based activities;
  • Apply their understanding of the learning theories that underpin simulation learning and teaching;
  • Plan effective learning environments using a range of simulation resources and communication activities;
  • Demonstrate competence in using simulation-related tools and technologies;
  • Design, implement and evaluate effective simulation-based educational sessions;
  • Identify the legal, professional and ethical responsibilities of teachers in diverse educational settings;
  • Source and critically appraise the literature related to their simulation based activities;
  • Plan and conduct appropriate educational research in relation to simulation teaching and learning.

Maximum credit allowed

12 credit points


Assessment includes written assignments, teaching practicals/plans and preparation of a structured teaching portfolio.


Students complete three core units.


Core units

  • MEU9001 Teaching and learning in health professional education
  • MEU9012 Simulation in health professional education
  • MEU9014 Applied simulation


Graduate Certificate in Clinical Simulation