Scottish Centre for Simulation & Clinical Human Factors
The Scottish Centre for Simulation & Clinical Human Factors is a state-of the-art multi-professional training facility and the only high fidelity simulation centre in Scotland.
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Our faculty of experts in simulation based medical education (SBME) oversee the design and delivery of courses, in conjunction with subject matter experts. This process ensures that course learning objectives are tailored for and appropriate to the target learners. See our List of Courses for more information.
SBME is increasingly recognised as a pivotal part of training a safe and capable healthcare workforce. Many people approach the Centre expressing an interest in developing themselves as SBME facilitators. We have Train the Trainers courses centered on helping you to do this. There are also a limited number of observer and developing faculty places on some of our courses. If you are interested, please see our faculty development section.
How we can help you
In addition to faculty development, we design and run bespoke courses for a wide range of clients, from higher education institutions to the offshore gas and oil industry. We are able to provide the equipment and expertise to run immersive simulations in our Centre or in your workplace, focusing on teamwork, leadership, communication and other non-technical skills. We also run interactive workshops and lectures on human factors, with previous clients including NHS Lothian, the Scottish Ambulance Service and the University of Strathclyde. To discuss your requirements please contact the Centre Director directly.
Simulation training and an understanding of human factors are applied throughout the healthcare environment to support effective, efficient and safe patient care.
- Develop a national network of experts in simulation and human factors training
- Develop and deliver effective courses and training packages
- Promote simulation based education through research and collaboration
- Equity of access
- Demonstrable quality of educational process
- A collaborative and open approach