Universities across the country are adopting high-tech simulations to teach the next generation of healthcare professionals.
Faithfully recreated hospital wards, complete with virtual patients that can talk, breathe and even vomit, have become the norm, and it’s no gimmick – research is showing that it can be extremely valuable.
David is joined by Associate Professor Michelle Kelly and Dr Zoe Bradfield from Curtin University’s School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine to discuss the high-tech and surprisingly low-tech approaches to medical simulation.
- What kind of simulation are we talking about? [0.40]
- How can we use simulations to prepare students for the unexpected? [2.45]
- Simulations are human-like but they’re not human. Is there a fear of students not learning to pick up on symptoms that are hard to simulate? [6.17]
- How do actors and roleplaying work in a classroom? [11.13]
- How does simulation work in regards to mental health education? [14.56]
- What advancements are on the horizon? [20.30]
- Simulation in clinical teaching and learning
- Jim the avatar brings student learning to life
- Health simulations at Curtin
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