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Multidisciplinary Healthcare Simulation - PGCert

Course Description

Course overview

Suitable for all health care professionals with an interest or involvement in delivering training and education, the main aims of this programme are to provide you with:

An understanding of the principles of adult learning and how they can be applied to multidisciplinary health care simulation training
An understanding of the evolution, variety and importance of human factors in healthcare practice
The knowledge and skills required to design, develop and facilitate simulation training
The debriefing skills required to aide learners subsequent reflection and development

Course details

Simulation is becoming increasingly prevalent as a tool for teaching and learning in health care because it provides a safe environment in which students can develop clinical skills and non-technical skills via guided debriefing.

The aim of this programme is to provide healthcare educators and other healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills required to design, develop and facilitate effective simulation training and education for their learners.

Why study this course

Academics from the University of Birmingham, with experience in education and simulation based training, and experienced clinicians based at the University Hospital Birmingham have designed this programme.

The programme offers you the opportunity to study the principles of experiential learning theory in healthcare simulation, the process of creating simulation scenarios and the concepts underlying safe and effective debriefing. In addition to theoretical study the course aims to promote the wider use of simulation modalities, non technical skills and human factors in healthcare teaching, learning and practice.


This programme comprises three distinct but complementary, compulsory 20 credit modules:
Adult learning theory and its application to multidisciplinary healthcare simulation
Development and debriefing of multidisciplinary healthcare simulation scenarios
Non-technical skills for multidisciplinary healthcare simulation

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at our on-campus open day (Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Visit the Multidisciplinary Healthcare Simulation - PGCert page on the University of Birmingham website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A relevant first degree or an equivalent professional qualification is required, ideally in healthcare and allied specialties

Course Fees

2015/16 - UK/EU students £2190 FT plus a bench fee of £300, Non UK/EU students £9450 FT plus a bench fee of £300

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