Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedNotting Hill Term 2 2012 (Off-campus block of classes)
Coordinator(s)Dr Margaret Bearman


This unit will provide participants with the theoretical, practical and technical knowledge and skills related to working within a range of simulation environments. It will introduce participants to the practical strategies related to planning, designing and delivering simulation-based learning. Specific detail of the unit will include clinical skills and simulation scenario development, planning and designing simulation activities, equipment familiarity and implementation methods and logistics.


On completion of this unit, course participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the simulation modalities used in healthcare along with their rationale;
  2. Describe levels of fidelity in a simulation context;
  3. Demonstrate familiarity with a range of simulation tools and technologies
  4. Differentiate between theories and models of psychomotor skills development;
  5. Demonstrate effective planning, preparation and delivery for teaching a procedural skill;
  6. Describe the phases of a simulation scenario and the different impact each phase has on the learning experience;
  7. Design a simulation session according to best practice, inclusive of preparation, delivery and debriefing components.


Teaching practical and plan (30%)
Development of a clinical simulation scenario plan (40%)
Annotated bibliography (20%)
Teaching portfolio (10%)

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Margaret Bearman

Contact hours

Off campus with compulsory study days