Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

Health Professions Education and Education Research (HealthPEER)


Associate Professor Margaret Bearman


Notting Hill


This unit will provide participants with the theoretical and practical 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. The unit includes clinical skills, simulation scenario development and designing simulation activities.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Critically appraise healthcare simulation education literature for application in teaching practice.
  2. Identify a range of simulation modalities and technologies, and describe their application in healthcare simulation education.
  3. Apply best practice design, planning and preparation for teaching with simulation.
  4. Apply a model of psychomotor skill development and critically analyse its application in healthcare teaching and learning environments.
  5. Discuss the phases of a simulation scenario and the impact each phase has on the learning experience.


Teaching practical (15%)
Psychomotor skills teaching analysis (1,000 words) (15%)
Annotated bibliography (1,500 words) (30%)
Clinical simulation scenario plan (3,000 words) (40%)

Workload requirements

Off campus with compulsory study days.

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Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


Must be enrolled in Graduate Certificate in Health Professional Education, Graduate Certificate in Clinical Simulation or Master of Health Professional Education