- Bronwen Espen (Stellenbosch University)
- Prof. Matthys Labuscagne (University of Free State)
- Dr Elize Archer (Stellenbosch University)
Simulation is the modelling of behaviour or action by a person. Healthcare simulations may be used in Education, Assessment, Research and Health System Integration.
Simulation encompasses role play, using standardised patients; procedural skills training, using task trainers; team training, e.g. advanced life support using manikins and computer simulations.
To allow Healthcare Professions Educators to collaborate and support one another; to share experiences and promote simulation innovation within Southern Africa.
- Provide quality assurance of simulation teaching, learning and assessment practices.
- To promote research in simulation; in particular the role of teaching and assessment, by the development of a research agenda.
- To promote the role of simulation in quality assurance, team building and improved patient safety within the health system, i.e. the clinical areas.
- To share best practices.
- To act as an advocacy body for the promotion of simulation in Health Professions Education.
- Establish an electronic database of persons using simulation in HPE.
- Develop Regional simulation Groups.
- Host regional meetings.
- Host an annual meeting at the SAAHE national conference.