Taught course

Simulation in Clinical Education: Design, Development and Delivery

Keele University · School of Medicine

Entry requirements

This degree is designed for those individuals with a recognised degree level award in their chosen area of healthcare.

Months of entry


Course content

Please note, all course information including entry requirements relates to the 2022/23 academic year.

Simulation in Clinical Education: Design, Development and Delivery offers an opportunity to study the principles of experiential learning theory in healthcare simulation, the process of creating simulation scenarios, and the concepts underlying safe and effective debriefing. In addition to theoretical study, the course aims to promote the wider use of simulation modalities, non-technical skills and human factors in healthcare teaching, learning and practice.

Simulation is becoming increasingly prevalent as a tool for teaching and learning in healthcare because it provides a safe environment in which students can develop clinical skills and non-technical skills via guided debriefing. Our Clinical Simulation programme is suitable for all clinical healthcare professionals: doctors, dentists and all allied health professionals with a clinical facing role where they are supervising students who learn through simulation.

This course will satisfy all the requirements for undergraduate and postgraduate educators teaching on medical school or postgraduate programmes, or allied curricular where simulation is an integral part of the content.

The course is delivered online, via an established distance learning platform. This is a multidisciplinary course, suitable for all healthcare professionals with an interest or involvement in delivering training and education, the main aims of this programme are to provide students with:

  • an understanding of the principles of adult learning and how they can be applied to multidisciplinary healthcare simulation training
  • an understanding of the evolution, variety and importance of human factors in healthcare practice
  • the knowledge and skills required to design, develop and facilitate simulation training
  • the debriefing skills required to aide learners subsequent reflection and development

Information for international students

Fees and funding

For information related to fees and funding, please visit the individual course page on the Keele University website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12-36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

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