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Instructor training workshop

The UOC Simulation Centre is holding its Simulation Instructor Training Workshop on 28, 29, and 30 June 2023.

Places are limited to 20 participants, on a ‘first-in’ basis, and your place is not confirmed until payment in full has been received.

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Dates Wednesday 28 June 2022 to Friday 30 June 2023
Participants must be able to attend all days in full and ensure travel arrangements don’t require late arrival or early departure.
Time 8:30am–4:30pm
Venue University of Otago, Christchurch Simulation Centre, Level 1, 72 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch
Facilitators Inter-professional UOC Simulation Centre team 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 $1,800 + GST per person (catering included). 50% discount for University of Otago staff.

Focus and format of the workshop

The workshop includes active participation and practise 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 Plus / 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"