Centre for Excellent Simulation and eLearning – SIMeLEARN

University of Stavanger (UiS) has recently applied to the Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills (HK-dir) to achieve status as Centre for Excellent Simulation and eLearning – SIMeLEARN. The overall aim of SIMeLEARN is to develop and implement excellent, student-centred, innovative learning methods within simulation and e-learning to provide a superior education for future healthcare professionals, [...]

I want to do simulation. Where do I begin?

Clinical simulation (CS) is a very useful tool to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and real practice. It allows training professional skills in a safe environment for patients and also for professionals. The first time we heard about CS, we imagined large specialised centres with complex, highly technological environments, where  quasi-human mannequins allow recreating experiences that [...]

Slow means precise, precise means faster

The simulation teaching approach requires more time, resources and preparation than the traditional method. Despite this slower pace, the simulation-teaching method guarantees an immediate increase in the knowledge acquired and greater confidence in what has been learned. The study shows this: "Li CH, Kuan WS, Mahadevan M, Daniel-Underwood L, Chiu TF, Nguyen HB; ATLAS Investigators (Asia neTwork [...]

Basics of Debriefing

Simulation allows making experience without risking safety for our “real” patients. But how do we make sure that our learners in the sim center really “learn” in the end? We all know that debriefing is important, but what are the basic ideas behind doing debriefings? What we know The Debriefing … … is the key element in [...]

European Programme of Work: United Action for Better Health in Europe

The European Programme of Work, 2020–2025 – “United Action for Better Health in Europe” (EPW) has been developed through a process of extensive consultation with Member States, the European Commission, non-State actors, intergovernmental and United Nations organizations, as well as WHO staff. Following the recommendation of the 27th Standing Committee of the Regional Committee for Europe, it [...]

Effects of the Erasmus+ programmes – widening the view

We are happy to welcome international students to our centre, an opportunity offered by the Erasmus+ programmes. The conversations we lead with them and the feedback we get strongly support this student mobility. Today we will present the view of an exchange student from Turkey, and her take on the Emergency Medicine Curricula in Europe. “At my [...]




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