Taught course

Simulation Based Education

University of Dundee · School of Medicine

Entry requirements

Graduate level or equivalent. Health care qualification in a relevant subject - Multi professional programme. Non native English speakers require IELTS score of 6.5 minimum, TOEFL 580 (paper) or 86-96 ( internet based) or equivalent.

Months of entry

January, September, May

Course content

This exciting Masters Programme provides standards for clinical educators in the use of simulation for safe clinical practice. The programme is unique in that any health care practitioner involved in simulation based education and patient safety can undertake it.

The programme harnesses the potential of state of the art skills and simulation centres so that they can maximise their impact on patient safety. The programme provides the development of specialist knowledge and skills in creating scenarios and safe learning opportunities using simulation with high standards of debriefing and feedback. The programme has also been designed to promote continued innovation and development in simulation based education through research.

The programme has also been matched to the standards of the Academy of Medical Educators, the Higher Education Academy and the General Medical Council.

This programme will incorporate the use of all levels of simulators from paper to part-­task trainers to high fidelity and virtual reality and will be driven by both the needs and learning environment in which the individual is working.

The programme offers flexibility in that it can be undertaken part or full time and has different exit points which recognise the different needs of both individuals and health care organisations as they strive to develop the required educational infrastructure for consistent high quality practice. Each module is worth 15 credits at SCQF level 11. Face to face modules will be delivered on the Ninewells campus and in the purpose built Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre.

The structure of the programme has also been established to maximise the opportunities for creating communities of practice amongst students to allow peer learning and mentoring support. Students will also be given the opportunity to work with students studying for other Masters degrees in Medical Education and Quality Improvement delivered by the College of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing.

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Professor Jean Ker
+44 (0)1382 383315