Designing simulation-based learning activities: A systematic approach

Debra Nestel, Suzanne Gough

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This chapter provides an overview of simulation practices relevant for any immersive simulation experience. It uses a systematic approach offered by a national simulation educator programme in Australia (NHET‐Sim). The NHET‐Sim programme was designed for individuals working with any simulation modality, in any setting and across professions. The systematic approach focuses on the design of simulation events rather than a whole curriculum, but can be scaled to accommodate the system in which the simulation event is to be located; that is, the broader workplace and curriculum activities of the learners. The phases enable practitioners to share a common language for designing and communicating about simulation‐based education (SBE). The chapter illustrates this systematic approach with a simulation designed to support trainee surgeons in managing effective communication with a patient undergoing removal of a mole.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHealthcare Simulation Education: Evidence, Theory and Practice
EditorsDebra Nestel, Michelle Kelly, Brian Jolly, Marcus Watson
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)978-1119061595, 1119061598
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2017
Externally publishedYes


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