Why develop as an Educator?
Clinical experience alone is not a proxy for capability as a Simulation Based Educator. For individuals new to the field, Simulation Based Education often appears easy to deliver, however their early experiences expose the challenges of this powerful and exciting educational vehicle. The benefits of using simulation as an educational tool are markedly enhanced by the characteristics and ability of the teaching faculty.
What can we offer you?
Within SCSCHF we have faculty development courses and a faculty development programme. Our faculty development courses will give you the tools you need to develop and deliver Simulation Based Education for your own professional environment. A considerable amount of time and expertise has been dedicated to making this course the best it can be and these courses are open to all. The courses are also extremely good value for money. For example the EuSIM 3-day course costs €1300-1495/£1026-1180 per person. The aim of our faculty development programme is to invest in and develop faculty who primarily deliver simulation back at their base, but also make a commitment to help deliver education at SCSCHF. Individuals engaged with the programme will benefit from the expertise, resources and ongoing support that we can offer at the Centre.
Introduction to Simulation Faculty Development Course
This is a train the trainers type of course that gives you the tools to be able to run effective and efficient simulation for learning in your own organisations. The course is mapped to the the Scottish National Outcomes Framework for Simulation Faculty Development and covers high level outcomes across all three tiers.
Simulation Faculty Development Programme
Once you have attended the Introduction to Simulation Course, we provide you with a structure for your continued development in providing simulation. Use a copy of our development portfolio to record your activity and development to evidence your position as a healthcare educator. Engaging with the programme means that we will be available to you to discuss your progress on a one to one basis. We also run online metadebriefing sessions where you can give and receive feedback on debriefing. We have many courses on our calendar that you can come along to and co-deliver with a permanent faculty member, as part of this process you will have individual support and feedback regarding your performance as a simulation facilitator.
A National Outcomes Framework for Faculty Development in Simulation
This is a collaboration between CS MEN, The Scottish Centre for Simulation and Clinical Human Factors, BASICS, Faculty of Surgical Trainers, University of Dundee, and The College of Emergency Medicine. It led to the development of a national approach to the provision and development of high level outcomes for standard faculty development for simulation based educators. Three tiers of faculty development for SBL educators have been identified with strategic intended learning outcomes. These are awareness, introductory and advanced tiers.