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Students who commenced study in 2016 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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Postgraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 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.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Course code


Credit points


Abbreviated title


Managing faculty

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences


Professor Charlotte Rees

Contact details

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

Admission and fees

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Course type

Graduate certificate

Standard duration

1 year PT

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.

Mode and location

Multi-modal (Notting Hill)

Students are required to attend a number of compulsory on-campus/on-site study days.


Graduate Certificate in Clinical Simulation


  • 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.


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, drawing from theory, evidence and practice. It considers a range of simulation modalities and addresses elements of simulation-based education such as briefing and debriefing and scenario development.


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 education
  • source, critically appraise and disseminate the literature related to their simulation-based education.

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.


Semester one

  • HPE5001 Teaching and learning in health professional education
  • HPE5014 Applied simulation

Semester two

  • HPE5012 Simulation in health professional education

Progression to further studies

This course articulates with 3860 Master of Health Professional Education.