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University of Otago, Christchurch Simulation Centre (UOCSC)

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About the Simulation Centre

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The University of Otago, Christchurch Simulation Centre has been developed as part of an Otago Medical School initiative to expand clinical skills programmes and facilities at all three campuses of the University of Otago Division of Health Sciences. It is designed to develop, deliver and support simulation-based education covering a broad range of clinical and professional skills in the undergraduate medical programme (MB ChB) and in other University of Otago, Christchurch courses. The Centre aims to be a place of high quality, safe and enjoyable student learning and to facilitate the transition from undergraduate to postgraduate learning.

Simulation is a field of education that is rapidly expanding within medical and other health professional programmes. The Centre aims to foster close relationships with our academic and clinical colleagues who convene and teach in the undergraduate medical programme and in other UOC courses.

We run a variety of educational and orientation sessions for those who wish to use the Centre and equipment and these are accompanied by electronic and paper-based educational resources.

Dependent on availability the Centre and its resources may also be able to be hired by users external to the University.

This website

This website has been created to provide easy access to information about the Simulation Centre, including the environment, personnel and equipment resources.

It also provides a clear explanation of the booking process and the costs to external users.