A relevant first degree or an equivalent professional qualification is required, ideally in healthcare and allied specialties.
Months of entry
Suitable for all health care professionals with an interest or involvement in delivering training and education, the main aims of this programme are to provide you with:
- an understanding of the principles of adult learning and how they can be applied to multidisciplinary health care 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
Simulation is becoming increasingly prevalent as a tool for teaching and learning in health care because it provides a safe environment in which students can develop clinical skills and non-technical skills via guided debriefing.
The aim of this programme is to provide healthcare educators and other healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills required to design, develop and facilitate effective simulation training and education for their learners.
Why study this course
Academics from the University of Birmingham, with experience in education and simulation based training, and experienced clinicians based at the University Hospital Birmingham have designed this programme.
The programme offers you the 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.
This programme comprises three distinct but complementary, compulsory 20 credit modules:
- Adult learning theory and its application to multidisciplinary healthcare simulation
- Development and debriefing of multidisciplinary healthcare simulation scenarios
- Non-technical skills for multidisciplinary healthcare simulation
Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days (Friday 13 November 2015 and Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays
If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: www.pg.bham.ac.uk
Fees and funding
The College of Medical and Dental Sciences is also offering a number of Global Scholarships for Excellence for outstanding students on our postgraduate taught programmes, providing £2,000 toward tuition fees. Find out more about the MDS Scholarships of Excellence.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- ostgraduate enquiry service
- 0121 414 5005