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University of Otago Simulation Centre 2017 News Archive

Actors and mannikins used in medical training

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Christchurch medical students are working with actors and a high-technology manikin to practise dealing with acute patient scenarios before encountering them in the real world.

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Williams Evans Visiting Fellow: Prof Jean Ker

Jean Ker picHosted by the Medical Education Unit, the UOC Simulation Centre warmly welcomes Professor Jean Ker as a William Evans Visiting Fellow.

Prof Ker is currently employed by NHS Education for Scotland as Lead for Clinical Skills and Simulation. She was previously employed by the University of Dundee as Professor of Medical Education and Associate Dean of Innovation and Medical Education (until mid-2016).

Jean is a General Practitioner with extensive experience with teaching clinical skills at Dundee Medical School and with IPE (interprofessional education) at undergraduate level. She led the development, delivery and evaluation of an integrated clinical skills programme in the undergraduate medical curriculum at the University of Dundee as Director from 2002-14 fulfilling the requirements of the GMC Tomorrows Doctors. She also led the development of the clinical skills inter-professional programme for nursing and medical students and the establishment of the simulated patient programme.

In 2001 Prof Ker established the Scottish Clinical Skills Network and in 2007 was appointed Clinical Lead Scottish Clinical Skills Managed Educational Network. In 2011 Prof Ker developed the Dow Clinical Simulation Suite.
Prof Ker also led the development of a Medical Education PhD programme at Dundee University and introduced a Masters in Simulation Based Education for Safe Clinical Practice in 2014.

Jean has extensive experience and success as a researcher and scholar and has over 100 peer reviewed publications book chapters and online resources and is on the national and international editorial boards for peer reviewed journals on simulation and medical education. She also worked on behalf of the WHO and BMA (British Medical Association) in medical care and primary care and continues to work in international collaborations in relation to clinical skills, SBE and medical education.

Professor Ker's Christchurch schedule

Canterbury Collaborative Simulation Interest Group (CCSIG) Meeting

Date: Tuesday 26th September, 1:30pm - 4:30pm 
Location: Beaven Lecture Theatre and Foyer 
Open to all with an interest in simulation
Registration and enquiries: pdu@cdhb.health.nz

Feedback and debriefing workshop

Date: Wednesday 27th September, 9am - 11am
Location: UOC Simulation Centre, 1/72 Oxford Terrace
Registration: stephen.sharp@otago.ac.nz

In-situ simulation - the ED experience

Date: Friday 29th September, 8:30am - 9:45am
Location: Beaven Lecture Theatre
Registration: stephen.sharp@otago.ac.nz

Feedback (and debriefing) in teaching and clinical practice

Date: Friday 29th September, 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Beaven Lecture Theatre
Registration: stephen.sharp@otago.ac.nz

To simulate or not to simulate - is that the question?

Date: Friday 29th September, 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Location: Rolleston Lecture Theatre
CHCH Hospital Grand Round, lunch from 12:15pm
All staff and students welcome