Strategic approaches to simulation-based education: A case study from Australia

Nestel, Debra, Watson, Marcus O., Bearman, Margaret L., Morrison, Tracy, Pritchard, Shane A. and Andreatta, Pamela B. (2013) Strategic approaches to simulation-based education: A case study from Australia. Journal of Health Specialities, 1 1: 4-12. doi:10.4103/1658-600X.110666

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Author Nestel, Debra
Watson, Marcus O.
Bearman, Margaret L.
Morrison, Tracy
Pritchard, Shane A.
Andreatta, Pamela B.
Title Strategic approaches to simulation-based education: A case study from Australia
Journal name Journal of Health Specialities   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1658-600X
Publication date 2013-04-17
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.4103/1658-600X.110666
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 1
Issue 1
Start page 4
End page 12
Total pages 9
Place of publication Ghatkopar (E), Mumbai, Maharastra, India
Publisher Medknow Publications
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This paper addresses some of the challenges met when developing widely distributed, broad spectrum, simulation-based
education (SBE) for health professionals, such as resource duplication, inconsistent facilities utilization, discipline-specific
silos, and the intersection of academic institutions and health services sectors. We examine three primary contributors to
successful simulation-based practices – strategic planning, program development, and professional networks. Further, we
provide examples of how each of these contributors function at different levels to assure comprehensive, yet sustainable
approaches to implementing SBE for greatest impact at national, state, regional, and institutional levels. We draw on the
example of Australia and its state and regional government structures, including the challenges in providing health services
across a widely variable geography and population distribution. The types of health services and issues relating to health
provision and management reflect those found in many western countries. Our hope is that the experiences gained at
each level of governance within Australia may inform similar, successful development in other countries. We emphasize
the importance of leadership and investment at the national level that serves to inform state, regional, and institutional
efforts through a “trickle down” effect. Although evaluation of the strategic planning, program development, and professional
networks described in this case study is still ongoing, their preliminary coordination has resulted in significant investment and
support at all levels.
Keyword Simulation based education
Strategic planning
Australian health
Healthcare
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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