Simulation-based learning blends theory with practice. It provides students with experience of simulated patients and technologically complex manikins that reproduce important aspects of patient physiology. Students have repeated opportunities to learn, practice and receive specific and immediate feedback to help them develop their expertise.
The technology records student accomplishments and allows them to reflect on their performance and debriefing allows students to actively reflect on their actions, motivations, understanding of concepts and review the impact of their simulated interactions.
Simulation facilitators are supported by specialist staff who work with discipline-specific experts to develop scenarios, validate scenarios, train for debriefing, prepare simulated participants and develop contextually-detailed settings within the simulation environment.
Inter-professional education and practice is a key driver of 21st Century healthcare practice and provides students from two or more professions the opportunity to learn together during part of their professional education.