Short course

Adult Learning Theory and its Application to Multidisciplinary Healthcare Simulation Learning and Teaching

This course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to effectively use healthcare simulation technology.

Start date
23-25 October and 21-22 November 2023
5 days
Home - £1297 International - £3127
Postgraduate Microcredential
20 credits

Microcredential overview

The aim of this 20 credit microcredential 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

Microcredential attendance required

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


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


A relevant first degree or an equivalent professional qualification is required 

Microcredential leads 

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.