Monash University

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2014 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, 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.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and 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 locationMulti-modal (Notting Hill)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

HealthPEER: telephone +61 3 9905 0090; email or visit

Course coordinator

Associate Professor Margaret Bearman


  • This course is not available to international students who are holders of an Australian student visa, for study onshore in Australia. However holders of some other categories of Australian visas living in Australia, and students studying off-campus by distance learning (where this option is available) and living outside of Australia, may be eligible for this course.
  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Part-time study only. This course must be completed in a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 3 years. The course duration is inclusive of any periods of intermission.


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.


These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes (

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 and ethical learning environments using a range of simulation resources and communication activities
  • design, implement and evaluate effective simulation-based educational sessions
  • source, critically appraise and disseminate the literature related to their simulation based activities

Maximum credit allowed

12 credit points


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


This course consists of three core units.

Areas of study

Clinical simulation


Students must complete:

Semester one

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

Semester two

  • MEU9012 Simulation in health professional education

Progression to further studies

This course articulates with 3860 Master of Health Professional Education.


Graduate Certificate in Clinical Simulation