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Welcome to the SimEd student resource portal

SimEd aims to support students learning and teaching activities which are ultimately intended to help make better health care professionals.  Simulation is an important tool for students, so they can learn in a safe and supported learning environment so they are better prepared for a real world environment.

What is simulation?  A technique that uses a situation or environment created to allow a participant to experience a representation of a real event for the purpose of practice, learning, evaluation, testing or to gain understanding of systems or human actions.  Common examples of simulation in healthcare include the use of manikins, virtual patients, simulated patients, role plays, in depth case based learning and part task trainers.

Here you can watch paramedicine students participate in a simulation session at La Trobe University.  Student are under pressure, testing out their skills during a simulated car crash scenario. 

This section is broken up under the following headings:

The benefits of feedback

Feedback can be a powerful part of a simulation session, as it allows you to reflect on what you did well and what you can improve on in the future.  Read more

Student testimonials

Listen to your peers as they discuss simulated learning as part of their coursework.  Read more

Get the most out of simulation

This includes tips and advice on how you can get the most out of your simulated learning experiences.  Read more

What is a debrief?

Gain a better understanding of why a debrief is so important to re-enforce learning in simulations.  Read more

What equipment might I use in simulation?

A brief overview of the types of equipment that you might use in simulation sessions for healthcare education.  Read more