Chair: Dr Karien Henrico
(University of Johannesburg)
- Dr Marvin Jansen (University of Cape Town)
- Dr Riaan van de Venter (Nelson Mandela 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.
The Simulation SIG will present a workshop on low-cost simulation at the SAAHE 2022 conference titled: Operationalising simulation in resource-constraint contexts: Tips for planning and implementing simulated learning experiences. Guest presenters during the workshop are:
• A/Prof Allison Mandrusiak (The University of Queensland)
• Prof Mathys Labuschagne (University of the Free State)
Plans for 2022 include establishing an online area where members can share and access simulation-focused resources.
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