Adult learning theory and its application to multidisciplinary healthcare simulation learning and teaching

Module overview

This 20 credit module is the introductory module for the Post Graduate Certificate in Multidisciplinary Healthcare Simulation: The aims of this module are:

  • To provide students with a sound knowledge of the principles of adult learning applicable to healthcare simulation.
  • To enable students to effectively use healthcare simulation technology and subsequently develop their own projects for teaching and learning

Credits

20 Masters level credits

Module attendance required

The formal taught component is delivered over 5 full days in 2 blocks of teaching (3+2 days) with a 3 week break between blocks. The final block includes half a day attendance at a dedicated specialist high fidelity simulation suite at the University Hospital Birmingham.

Module dates

Days 1-3: 10-12 October 2016

Days 4-5: 10-11 November 2016

Assesment

Methods of assessment comprise; an oral presentation and a 3000 word evidence based essay.

Academics involved in the delivery of this module 

The teaching will be delivered by Dr Sandeep Randhawa, Programme lead and Academic General Practitioner with a specialist interest and expertise in medical education and simulation training. A combination of academics within the University of Birmingham and University of Birmingham and expert clinicians based at the University Hospital Birmingham will also be involved in the delivery of this module