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Postgraduate Course: Simulation Methodology for Clinical Education (MEED11027)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh Medical School CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe aim of this course is to develop participants from a novice to a competent/proficient facilitator in utilising clinical simulation as a learning tool.
Course description This course will be comprised of ten (10) online 1 hour tutorial sessions.

Participants will apply relevant learning theory and a range of simulation based learning modalities to create simulation based scenarios/programmes that engage learners, influence practice, and ultimately improve patient safety and quality of care.

Teaching resources, relevant literature and articles will be posted on Learn and participants will be expected to engage with these prior to tutorials.

Tutorials will be interactive and consist of a mix of lecture, small group work, debates, and group discussions.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Travel as required to observe and deliver simulation scenarios, given online delivery of the course it is likely these will be minimal as the assessment is designed to be undertaken in the students' individual workplace.
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Course Start Date 19/02/2019
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 8, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 8, Online Activities 65, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 30, Revision Session Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 80 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) One x 3000 word paper outlining a theoretically informed, constructively aligned clinical simulation programme with considerations how outcomes will be measured.

One x 1000 word reflective piece based on a completed Objective Structured Observation of a Debrief from a simulation scenario debrief.
Feedback Formative feedback will be provided on a draft that will be submitted for the proposed programme development.

Summative feedback will be given in the form of grading and in-text commentary on the two components of the assessment.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Critically engage with the relevant learning theories that inform simulation education as a methodology.
  2. Formulate a constructively aligned simulation programme.
  3. Demonstrate an effective debrief in the context of an immersive simulation scenario.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Participants can expect to develop an increased appreciation of lifelong learning and enquiry over the unit. Additionally, by focusing on reflection and debriefing method, participants will be able to utilise the same skills in every part of their professional and personal lives.

The unit will enhance the participants' communication skills as debriefers and educators and influence their personal effectiveness and confidence in being able to apply the skills and knowledge from this unit into creating educational solutions in their workplace.
Special Arrangements Online environments are used for the teaching, learning and assessment of all courses on the MSc programme. This includes the Waverley Suite, allowing interactive visual, audio, textural and graphical modes of communication, in the same synchronous or asynchronous event.
Additional Class Delivery Information All courses to be delivered by distance learning.
KeywordsSimulation,clinical education,debriefing,course design
Course organiserMrs Gillian Aitken
Tel: 0131 242 6536
Course secretaryMrs Debbie Spence
Tel: (0131 6)51 6536
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