Who we are
The Clinical Simulation Education Group is a collaboration of centres with purpose-designed training and research facilities.
There are five centres within the Group. These are located at Newcastle, Armidale, Tamworth, Taree and Gosford, all working in a collaborative way to service the Joint Medical Program.
It is planned that a further centre based at Maitland will join the Group in the future.
What we do
We provide real-life clinical settings through simulation to prepare our medical students for a smooth transition to the work situation.
The Group integrates state-of-the-art manikins and simulated patients to provide insight into the complexities of human interactions and body physiology.
The University of Newcastle's medical degree program has enjoyed a high degree of respect since its inception over 30 years ago with an emphasis on problem-based learning and patient centred learning. A core principle of the degree program has been the real-world experience gained by students through meaningful and productive links with medical practitioners across the spectrum of clinical settings.
The establishment of the Joint Medical Program (JMP) has further strengthened this principle. The JMP is an expansion of the highly successful University of Newcastle Bachelor of Medicine program in partnership with the University of New England, Hunter New England Health and Central Coast Health. Students now have an even greater choice of learning experiences from practising doctors in metropolitan and rural health care as well as health professionals and tutors in related health and scientific fields.
Our medical students have the benefit of experiencing clinical situations in a safe and motivating environment. Their learning is supported by anatomically authentic, computer-controlled manikins using realistic medical scenarios. Students world-wide value this type of experience as an effective adjunct to more traditional medical learning experiences.
Our Group offers excellence in clinical teaching and learning. The unique partnerships of the JMP facilitate an integrated system via the internet, fostering cross-campus remote teaching and effective communication.
The facilities within in the group have an outstanding IT capacity and collaboration. Sharing of these resources create opportunities for students to experience cross-site, real-time shared simulation clinical teaching.