Clinical Simulation

Subject EDUC90805 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 8 hours (intensive delivery)
Total Time Commitment:

85 hours


To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted in the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Education. This subject is not available for students admitted in any other courses.

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
September, Semester 2
September, Semester 2
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge:

Those undertaking the subject should be active in clinical education with experience of delivering education in a range of healthcare environments.

Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Erin Turner
E.X.C.I.T.E. Program Administrator
Phone 03 8344 2591

Subject Overview:

Clinical simulation involves a range of immersive techniques that replace or amplify real clinical experiences with interactive, guided ones to achieve enhanced educational outcomes with safety for both patient and learner. This subject examines the educational underpinnings of effective clinical simulation. It includes an interactive visit to a clinical simulation facility.

Learning Outcomes:

By completing this subject, participants should be able to:

  • understand the underlying principles of effective clinical simulation
  • describe the range of clinical simulation techniques and the appropriateness of low/high technology and low/high fidelity simulations for different clinical situations
  • design a clinical simulation scenario using a range of resources
  • conduct an effective debriefing and feedback discussion with learners following a simulated experience
  • understand the role of clinical simulation in promoting effective interprofessional teamwork
  • Individually design and conduct a 15 minute simulated clinical encounter (1500 word equivalent) - 60%
  • Written assignment reflecting on the experience of conducting a simulation (1000 words) - 40%
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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

After completing this subject, participants should be able to:

  • apply theories and principles to specific clinical teaching and learning contexts;
  • access and use relevant research literature;
  • identify best practice in clinical simulation;
  • demonstrate understanding of the subject in concise oral and written formats.
Related Course(s): Graduate Diploma in Clinical Education

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