Getting the most out of simulation

When and where

26 May 2017
Royal College of Physicians of London
5 St Andrews Place, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4LE

Getting the most out of simulation

This 1-day 'teach-the-teacher' workshop from the RCP is aimed at all doctors with an interest in teaching and supporting learning through simulation. This workshop prepares you to deliver simulation for maximum impact with minimum technology. It will teach scenario scripting and delivery along with effective debriefing and feedback skills for use in the simulated and clinical environment.

What will you learn?

The strength of this course is that it will not only provide the learner with the essentials of simulation-based education but will also provide transferable skills to all clinicians to become more effective educators.

Throughout the day you will explore best practice in relation to simulation, which will include utilising feedback models commonly used by simulation experts to conduct the vitally important debriefing aspect of the experience. You will work independently and in groups to design and script effective simulation scenarios, and will have the opportunity to trial them with colleagues on the day. The educational theory and evidence base behind simulation will also be covered.

The topics covered can be applied to simulation-based learning in the broadest sense, whether this is the use of actors to develop sophisticated consulting skills or the use of hi-tech mannequins in purpose-built simulation environments.

This workshop will cover the following areas:

  • a description of the educational modality known as simulation
  • how the underpinning educational theory informs the educational process of simulation
  • how simulation can be applied to clinical medicine to teach and improve patient care
  • using a recognised model for providing feedback to participants in simulation
  • developing and scripting simulation scenarios for use in your own educational practice.

NB This workshop will not include specific teaching on how to use the features of simulation technology.

Getting the most out of simulation

26 May 2017 09:30 to 16:30