CMS Simulation as a Teaching Tool

Simulation as a Teaching Tool is hosted by Mater Education, and delivered by the Center for Medical Simulation through its Institute of Medical Simulation instructor training program.

This intensive four-day training program is designed to develop your skills in delivering safe and effective simulation-based learning.

Drawing on the disciplines of aviation, healthcare, psychology, experiential learning and organisational behaviour, you’ll learn how to teach clinical, behavioural and cognitive skills through simulation.

You’ll explore simulator-based teaching methods applicable across the healthcare education spectrum, including undergraduate and graduate medical, nursing and allied health domains.

Key topics include:

  • patient simulation: history and context
  • operating a simulation program
  • creating a challenging and safe learning environment
  • teaching critical thinking and skills
  • teaching teamwork and crisis resource management
  • developing debriefing skills
  • preparing, building, conducting and debriefing realistic simulation scenarios
  • avoiding simulation pitfalls and ineffective debriefing techniques
  • introducing behavioural and educational research paradigms
  • advancing simulation within your institution.
Duration and cost


This four-day workshop is hosted at Mater Education Practice Improvement Centre (MEPIC), and facilitated by Center for Medical Simulation faculty.


$6 400 (incl. GST)
Welcome function, breakfast, lunch, refreshments and a group dinner on the Thursday night.

This course is run in Mater Education’s world-class clinical simulation facility, and facilitated by our interprofessional educational and simulation experts in collaboration with the Center for Medical Simulation.
Mater Education
Level 4, Duncombe Building
Raymond Terrace
South Brisbane QLD 4101
For more information and a campus map visit the contact page.
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Cancellation and Refund Policy
When you’re accepted into the program, you’ll need to pay a 10 per cent registration fee (non-refundable). However, your course enrolment will not be confirmed until we receive the full payment .

With such high demand for this course, you must make this payment no later than 60 calendar days before the course start date to secure your place. If we don’t receive full payment by this time, your place will be forfeited. The pre-reading requirements for this course need considerable attention, we can’t provide that material until we receive full payment. You can cancel your enrolment up to 60 calendar days before the course starts and receive a refund (less the non-refundable deposit). 

Cancellations received less than 60 calendar days before the course starts will incur a 50 per cent cancellation fee.  Participant substitutions can be made up to 60 calendar days before the start of the course for a $100 administration fee. 

No changes will be allowed less than 60 calendar days before the course start date.

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Currently no sessions are available for this course.

Please contact us to find out about upcoming sessions for this course.