Welcome to the Simulated Patient Network – SPN (previously, Victorian Simulated Patient Network – VSPN) website. The SPN aims to provide individuals interested in simulated patient (SP) practice with a network to share with and from each other. SPs are individuals trained to portray real patients. SPs contribute to health professional education in many ways. There is a spectrum of SP practices that are expanding. The SPN aims to connect SPs, educators, students, clinicians and others through this website.
Update about the SPN e-learning modules: 23rd June 2021
We are pleased to announce that our e-learning modules will be available via the Healthysimulation.com e-learning platform. Previously, the modules were offered as a 13 units within 1 program/course. The modules have been re-formatted and updated, and are now offered individually. The first 2 modules: M1 – Foundation program in Simulated Patient Methodology and M2 – Creating roles for SPs will be launched on the 1st July 2021 – Early bird registrations are available now here. Early bird registrations will end on Thursday 3pm (PST) – Friday 8am (Melbourne, Australia time, AEST, UTC/GMT +10 hours).
Read about our updated modules here.
Read more about how SP methodology is implemented by educators here.
Read about the SP perspectives here.
SPN was featured in HealthySimulation.com. Read the article here.