The Otago Clinical Skills Laboratories (OCSL) are a joint initiative between the Dunedin School of Medicine (DSM) and the Southern District Health Board (SDHB).
The OCSL provides clinical skills training and education to undergraduate students of the DSM, and to SDHB clinical staff. The purpose of the facility, and its programmes, is to provide a safe and effective learning environment for health professionals to develop, refine, and maintain their clinical skills, and to offer enhanced learning opportunities for both medical students and SDHB clinical staff.
The OCSL is a resource that contributes to the best possible outcomes for the health of our community, with patients treated by clinicians who continue to gain and maintain their skills in a safe learning environment rather than by trial and error.
One week of simulation-based education and training.
OCSL is proud to present the 2019 SIMULWEEK, in association with the Southern District Health Board and Dunedin School of Medicine. This week includes the annual symposium, workshops and plenary lectures featuring Professor Victoria Brazil, Jesse Spurr, Dr Cara Thompson and Co-Director of OCSL Dr Ohad Dar.
Download the SIMULWEEK flyer (PDF 180KB)
Simulation Symposium 2019
18th March 2019
Morning Workshops: 8am-12pm
Complimentary Lunch: 12pm-1pm
Plenary Lectures: 1pm - 4pm
Free of charge. Numbers limited
Download the Simulation Symposium programme (PDF 183KB)
2-Day Simulcourse Advance 2019
19-20 March 2019
An advanced, two-day workshop open to all health professionals who wish to integrate simulation into their education and quality improvement programs.
Participants will be provided with an advanced understanding on how to design, deliver and demonstrate the value of simulation-based education program. A focus on debriefing structure will help facilitators defuse difficult debriefing conversation and maximise the translation of educational objectives into clinical practice. Educators with no previous simulation experience are welcome to enrol.
1-Day Simulcourse 2019
21 March 2019
Participants will be provided with a grounding on how to design and deliver simulation-based education effectively, as well as focussing on debrief techniques and reflective discussions which will help translate educational outcomes to clinical practice.
Key topics include:
- Designing and delivering simulation-based learning
- Designing and delivering scenarios
- Debriefing and debriefing dilemmas
- Hot topics –simulated patients/buy in and sustainability
For all enquiries, please contact Paul Medeiros.
The OCSL is located on the second floor of the Fraser Building, which has entrances on Cumberland Street and Hanover Street.
Map showing location of the Fraser Building at 154 Hanover Street, Dunedin.
Venue users and bookings
The venue is heavily utilised by the DSM as part of the Advanced Learning in Medicine (ALM) programme. Years four to six (ALM4–ALM6) and the SDHB facilitate and deliver many courses, workshops, and programmes through the OCSL. As part of the DSM/SDHB joint initiative these personnel are given booking priority.
Any organisations or courses held outside of the DSM/SDHB joint initiative will be subject to OCSL's hiring fees for venue space and/or equipment.
All OCSL venue utilisation is pre-booked through the Operations Co-ordinator, with all equipment and personnel tracked and registered for data collection purposes.
The OCSL offers a limited (but useful!) range of clinical education equipment for loan to SDHB departments (adhering to OCSL policy) for clinical training and education purposes.
As a venue, the OCSL can support a capacity of 80–100 personnel at any one time, with limitations to attendant capacity per area.
How to book
To make a booking for venue space, equipment loan, or further enquiries, contact the OCSL Operations Cooordinator.
The OCSL operates Monday to Friday, 8am to 4:30pm.
View or download the OCSL hiring fees schedule for 2018 (PDF 67 KB) *Please note that fees are subject to change
The OCSL operates a strict food and drink policy.
Food and drink are not permitted to be consumed in any of the OCSL clinical teaching spaces with the exceptions of
- The patient and student waiting areas
- The kitchenette
- The main corridor
Bottled water only may be consumed in
- The SECO clinic rooms
- The tutorial room
- The main clinical area (at the main table only, not the clinical practice area)
Dr Ohad Dar Co-Director