2023-2024 / SIMU0006-1

Theory of simulation learning and technological modality


15h Th, 15h Pr

Number of credits

 Master in public health (120 ECTS) (Transitional programme)3 crédits 
 Master in public health (120 ECTS) (new programme)3 crédits 


Alexandre Ghuysen

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Health simulation, through the use of different tools to reproduce in a more or less realistic way clinical situations, allows an important improvement in the training of health professionals in the field of initial, specialized and keep on going. This type of training contributes to the necessary efforts to improve the quality and safety of care, through the use of new digital technologies and simulation. 
This course consists of 2 parts:
1st, the different currents and paradigms of learning will be discussed (origin, founder, main principles). The similarities and dissimilarities with medical simulation will be analyzed. The structure of a course and the creation of simulation scenarios will also be discussed.
2nd, technology brings more and more possibilities in terms of audio-visual techniques, virtual reality, augmented reality, application. And these can be associated with learning by simulation. Different examples will be discussed.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

At the end of the course, the student will be able to:
- Understand and explain the different types of learning, as well as the principles applied in learning through simulation.
- to create a fictitious course with simulation scenario(s), emphasizing the role of the teacher
- to understand the interest and drawbacks of (various) technologies in simulation in the field of health.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Prerequisite or corequisite courses are presented in each program.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Theoretical courses, personal work and reflexive analysis.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face to face and distance-learning

Recommended or required readings

Written work / report

Additional information:

Written work (by pair), creation of a virtual reality simulation scenario, targeting non-technical skills".

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

Course notes are distributed in session and / or available electronically on the MyULg website.


The contact person is Nadège Dubois (nadege.dubois@chuliege.be)

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