Activating uptake of learning through simulation in health
2011 ALTC National Teaching Fellowship
Fellowship years: 2011 - 2013
Abstract: Learning through simulation is an educational technique in which elements of the real world are appropriately integrated to achieve specific goals related to learning or evaluation. Simulated learning environments can provide effective and efficient clinical practice and interprofessional learning experiences for students in health programs to complement, or as alternatives, to some traditional forms of practicum placements. Within Australian higher education these environments are still in the developmental phases but this fellowship seeks to mainstream their use. In 2010, the Health Workforce Australia Simulated Learning Curricula Project involved 12 national projects exploring curriculum applications for simulated learning environments across health disciplines at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The fellowship proposes to develop a framework and dissemination strategy in a collaborative way that will see the outcomes from the 2010 Health Workforce Australia Simulated Learning Curricula Project embedded in the development and delivery of health curricula across Australian universities.
Fellowship discipline: Health