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Courses Focused on Simulation

Beginning in 2018, DSc curriculum will include the following simulation courses:

HIPS740 Foundations in Simulation-Enhanced Health Professions Education (4 QH)

This course provides students an opportunity to discuss the transition from health professional to educator. The focus is on foundational knowledge and skills needed to design simulation-based educational experiences for the health professions. The course starts with a broad review of learning theories and domains, instructional design models and healthcare simulation. Students then explore best practices in using simulation-enhanced IP education to measure human performance as it relates to selection of modalities and methods, assessment and facilitation. Students will have the opportunity to develop course goals and write learning objectives that promote collaboration through IP simulation. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the program or department approval.

HIPS741 Application of Simulation Design for Clinical Educators (4 QH)

This course builds on the concepts presented in Foundations in Simulation-Enhanced Health Professions Education. Students apply knowledge of learning theory, instructional design and simulation to design a complete simulation-based learning plan for healthcare and health professions education environments. Evidence-based methods to create an environment that values all members of the health care team will be explored. Through the use of research and instructional design students develop the skills needed to select the best simulation methods and modalities and assessment criteria to measure human performance in the areas of teamwork, communication and collaboration. Other areas of that will be addressed include evaluation using a logic model, assessment theory as well as content and physical fidelity. Prerequisite: HIPS740.

HIPS742 Leadership in Healthcare Simulation (3 QH)

This course is designed to help students develop from the micro-level simulation educator (simulation activity design) to the macro-level through the analysis of simulation as is relates to overall curriculum, program evaluation and organizational quality improvements. The course covers topics related to leadership in healthcare simulation such as program evaluation, patient safety, quality improvement, simulation research, mentorship and simulation lab management. Budgeting, audio visual requirements, space allocation, workflow, simulation lab personnel management, return on investment (ROI) and grant writing will also be covered. Throughout the course students develop a plan to evaluate simulation program effectiveness and make recommendations for program improvement. Prerequisite: HIPS741.