SP program at Griffith University

Sal.AndreaIn 2015, Griffith University commenced what we believe is the world’s first ‘for credit’ course in Human Patient Simulation for the Simulated Patient. In this course, students gain the skills and understanding required to begin experiential learning for work as a simulated patient or simulated client to support the training and assessment of health professionals.

The main elements of the course are practical workshops offered in intensive mode in the simulation facilities of the Griffith Health Centre on the Gold Coast Campus. Introduction to Human Patient Simulation is assessed through a combination of participation measures, written questions and practical skills assessments.

Griffith Applied Theatre students have the opportunity to undertake the course toward the end of Year 2, and then they can complete their Applied Theatre required workplace placements throughout the health group in Year 3, before moving on to casual paid work. This has been a very popular option for the theatre students.

The course is also open to external students and is currently a requirement for any new SP to join the Griffith SP database.

For more details on the course, contact: sim-patient@griffith.edu.au