Suitable for all healthcare professionals with an interest or involvement in delivering training and education, the main aims of this programme are to provide you with:

  • an understanding of the principles of adult learning and how they can be applied to multidisciplinary healthcare simulation training
  • an understanding of the evolution, variety and importance of human factors in healthcare practice
  • the knowledge and skills required to design, develop and facilitate simulation training
  • the debriefing skills required to aide learners subsequent reflection and development

Simulation is becoming increasingly prevalent as a tool for teaching and learning in healthcare because it provides a safe environment in which students can develop clinical skills and non-technical skills via guided debriefing. The aim of this programme is to provide healthcare educators and other healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills required to design, develop and facilitate effective simulation training and education for their learners. Why study this course Academics from the University of Birmingham, with experience in education and simulation-based training, and experienced clinicians based at the University Hospital Birmingham have designed this programme. The programme offers you the opportunity to study the principles of experiential learning theory in healthcare simulation, the process of creating simulation scenarios and the concepts underlying safe and effective debriefing. In addition to the theoretical study, the course aims to promote the wider use of simulation modalities, non-technical skills and human factors in healthcare teaching, learning and practice.


This programme comprises three distinct but complementary, compulsory 20 credit modules:

  • Adult learning theory and its application to multidisciplinary healthcare simulation
  • Development and debriefing of multidisciplinary healthcare simulation scenarios
  • Human factors in healthcare

Entry requirements

A relevant first degree or an equivalent professional qualification is required, ideally in healthcare and allied specialities (including simulation technicians).

English language requirements

You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:

  • by holding an English language qualification to the right level
  • by taking and successfully completing one of our English courses for international students
  • English to IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 in each component).
Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated April 9, 2019
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