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Simulation Based Education for Surgeons (SBES)

Contact Details: 
Education Section
0131 5271600
Course Overview:
With increasing use of simulation base training for surgeons, it is important to ensure that all surgeons delivering simulation training are appropriately trained. In this one-day course from the Scottish Surgical Simulation Collaborative (RCSEd & RCPSG), participants will explore theory and practical tips for using simulation in surgical training. It will be particularly useful for those running local skills clubs, monthly teaching day, boot camp or other courses within the Scottish IST pilot, but applicable in many other settings
Suitability / Target Audience and Grades:
Surgical trainers and trainees, including IST faculty.
Course Format:
Classroom sessions exploring theory and practical tips, group working of examples in a surgical simulation setting, trouble-shooting “clinic”
Course Objectives:
To enable participants to design and deliver an educationally effective simulation based course in surgery.
Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this course participants will be able to:
  1. describe the benefits, utility and limitations of various types of simulation, for technical and non-technical skills training.
  2. to explain models of skills acquisition, to select modalities of appropriate fidelity to deliver specific learning outcomes.
  3. to effectively debrief with integrity, and to evaluate the simulation-based episode.
  4. develop appropriate methods of assessment in SBE, understanding the importance of constructive alignment within the curriculum.


Dr Vanessa Kay, Co-Director of the Dundee Institute for Healthcare Simulation (Convenor)
Prof Kenneth Walker, Simulation Lead for IST in Scotland
 Dr Kirsty Brown, Trainee Obstetrics and Gynaecology