Courses & Units

Simulation in Health Teaching CNA544



Students enrolled in the 'Distance' mode will undertake this course fully online. Students enrolled in the 'Attending' mode will undertake an experiential learning component.


Students undertaking this unit will examine theories and develop skills in the practical
application of simulation to replicate and teach aspects of health care practice.
Simulation will be explored in relation to the type of knowledge, skills, attitudes or
behaviours that can be taught with a particular emphasis on the method of feedback
used by the health care teacher. A broad range of teaching and learning situations will
be critiqued for their application to the simulation environment.


Unit name Simulation in Health Teaching
Unit code CNA544
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing
Coordinator Associate Professor Kathleen Tori
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2021 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2021 will be available from the 1st October 2020. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the instructional methods and terminology used in simulation based education.
  • Analyse a major topic in simulation based education and discuss the complexities in healthcare simulation.
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop a teaching plan by applying educational theory and best practice for scenario design.
  • Develop and practice a purposeful, structured debrief that promotes discussion and feedback. critically evaluate own ability to provide effective debriefing.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
061399 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,402.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP

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AssessmentEssay (40%)|Group Project: Simulation Plan & Reflective Essay (60%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable



Palaganas, J, Maxworthy, J, Epps, C & Mancini, M (Eds.) (2015) Defining Excellence in Simulation Programs. Society for Simulation in Healthcare. Walters Kluwer. Philadelphia.


Richard H Riley (Ed.) (2015) Manual of Simulation in Healthcare, 2nd Ed. Oxford. New York
Peter Dieckmann (Ed.) (2009) Using Simulations for Education, Training and Research. Pabst Science Publishers. Germany
Campbell, Suzanne & Daley, Karen (2017) Simulation Scenarios for Nurse Educators: Making it real 3rd Ed, Springer Publishers. New York.
Wilson, Linda & Rockstraw, Leland (Ed) (2012) Human Simulation for Nursing and Health Professions, Springer Publishers. New York.

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