The aim of the programme is to develop the student’s knowledge, skills and confidence to autonomously design, deliver, manage and evaluate healthcare related simulation activities. It aims to embody the definition of interprofessional healthcare simulation whereby simulation in this context refers to a spectrum of activity extending from simple role playing, through to simulated patients, part-task trainers, hybrid models, full body manikins and immersive simulated environments (ASPiH, 2016). The interprofessional element refers to anyone who may be involved in the design, delivery or evaluation of simulation activities, whether it be technicians, healthcare professionals or academics, and to the participants the simulation is being designed for. This programme is underpinned by a Masters level award encompassing gained skills in leadership, management, education and research with a demonstration of core capabilities and field specific competence. The only course of its kind to include an economic evaluation of simulation and Transformative Simulation as standalone modules. Practical experience in our state-of-the-art facilities, or simulation facilities of your choice, or a mixture of both. One of the programme founders, Dr Sharon Marie Weldon, is a leading expert in healthcare simulation and has developed global simulation training programmes, received funding from UKRC’s for innovative simulation projects, and has published widely on the subject as well as being an editor and associate editor on simulation journals and on the executive committee for ASPiH. Graduates will be supported to apply for accreditation as a Simulation Educator with recognised national simulation organisations such as the Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH).
Year 1 Healthcare Simulation: Principles and Practice (30 credits) Healthcare Simulation: Management, Leadership, Design & Delivery (30 credits) Simulation-Based Education in Healthcare (20 credits) Transformative Healthcare Simulation (20 credits) Enquiry Skills for Research in Simulated Healthcare Practice (20 credits) Economic Evaluation of Simulated Practice (20 credits) Final Simulation Project (40 credits)
Coursework, digital critiques, presentations, portfolios and dissertation or simulation activity and practice-based publication or work-based project
Technicians, healthcare practitioners holding registration with a professional body, educationalists, and academics from a range of disciplines whom healthcare simulation or the science of simulated practice is either a part of their role or of interest. Applicants are expected to have successfully completed a Level 6 programme of study or have equivalent study/experience and have the required experience within a specified scope of simulated practice. Applicants interested in this programme must have the required experience and qualifications according to the nature of their scope and context of their practice, role and profession. i) A first degree; normally 2:2 or above; or equivalent study/experience ii) Relevant post-qualifying experience or equivalent iii) Applicants who do not have English as their first language must demonstrate an IELTS score of at least 6.5 with 6 in each skill (or equivalent accepted by the University of Greenwich). The programme leader will provide the key focus and lead for marketing and recruitment activities and will review all applications. One-to-one interview with prospective students (who meet the entry criteria) will occur; the purpose of the interview will be to check the type and level of simulation experience the candidate has and to ascertain specific learning needs.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
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University of Greenwich
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