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Instructor training workshop

The 2020 Workshop has now been cancelled due to COVID-19.

The UOC Simulation Centre is holding its Simulation Instructor Training Workshop on 17, 18, and 19 June 2020.

Places are limited to 16 participants, on a ‘first-in’ basis.  Your place is not confirmed until payment in full has been received.

Dates Wednedsay 17 June 2020 to Friday 19 June 2020
Participants must be able to attend all days in full and ensure travel arrangements don’t require late arrival or early departure.
Time Start time: 10:00am (17 June), 8:30am–4:30pm (18 and 19 June)
Venue University of Otago, Christchurch Simulation Centre, Level 1, 72 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch
Facilitators An inter-professional team led by Dr MaryLeigh Moore, and including UOC Simulation Centre staff (Dr Niki Newman, John Dean, Michael Sheedy, Stefan James, Lyn Pugh, Vanessa Stedman and Brandon Burke) and invited guests.
Open to

Health professionals with an interest in simulation-based education – all disciplines.
While those with no prior experience in simulation will be able to manage the course, it is designed for inviduals already working in simulation.

Cost $1,700 + GST per person (catering included). 50% discount for University of Otago staff.

Focus and format of the workshop

The workshop includes active participation and practice of all components of simulation-based education as well as presentations and discussions of both theory and practice.

  • Educational underpinnings of simulation-based education
  • Principles and practice of scenario writing
  • Best practice in SBE
  • Approaches to debriefing
  • Orientation to the human simulators SimMan3G / SimJunior and the simulation environment
  • Developing a scenario
  • Running and participating in scenarios
  • Debriefing a scenario
  • Reviewing debriefing practice (debriefing the debrief)

Please note: participation requires agreement to and the use of video-recordings of workshop activities.

Comments from previous workshop participants

"Thank you for making this a valued learning experience and investing in us individually as well as a group"
"Very well prepared, planned and facilitated workshop"
"I was very pleasantly surprised how practical and helpful [the workshop] was and enjoyed it a great deal"