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Simulation Programs

What is simulation?

  • 2021 programs and dates

    Go to our Programs for full details and instructions on how to register

    Turning teams of experts into expert teams

    (Burke and Salas, Quality and Safety 2004)

    Simulation gives individuals and/or multidisciplinary teams the opportunity to deliberately practice high-risk, low-frequency events or procedural tasks within a safe environment. Through simulation we can improve individual health professionals' skills, strengthen teamwork, integrate and learn from error.

    The delivery of high quality healthcare requires not only highly trained individuals but an effective high functioning team. The RCH simulation program provides training opportunities for individuals/teams through the imitation of real events. Simulation training offers unique and powerful learning opportunities because of its participatory nature.

    Click here to access Human Factor Training elearn: Understanding Human Factors: Effective team training to improve patient safety.

    Listen to the podcast from the ABC Health Report on ' What the healthcare industry can learn from aviation' available on Learning HERO.

    The basic assumption – Centre for Medical Simulation, Harvard University

    We believe that everyone participating in simulation is:

    • Intelligent
    • Well trained
    • Cares about doing their best
    • And wants to improve

    "What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing" Aristotle (384-322BC)

    The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) Simulation Program is designed to advance and support medical education for all healthcare providers (from undergraduate to graduate) at The Royal Children's Hospital. Watch the 2015 Good Friday Appeal video "Golly tours the Simulation Centre" 

    Golly Tours Sim Centre 2015