SUSiM utilises a variety of simulation-based education methodologies to support learners and teams to immerse, reflect and develop through real world scenarios within a one programme multiple sites philosophy.
Our vision for simulation-based education is to embed interprofessional learning throughout our suite of clinical, health, and social care programmes. Our global reputation for healthcare education leaves us best placed to grow this reputation and the use of immersive simulated educational methods into our curriculum for the benefit of our students, teachers and advancing patient, team and system safety practices through hands-on learning.
Our New Simulation and Immersive Centres and remote facilities. 11 immersive simulation suites will support a full range of clinical programmes with 8 situated within our soon to open Main Campus Simulation and Immersive Learning Centre and 3 being designed and built in our St David's Park Campus.
SUSIM becomes the first University in Wales to obtain the IRIS simulation authoring tool to enhance the standards and collaboration when developing simulation-based education. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virtual Reality a Welsh Reality
Swansea University in partnership with Hywel Dda university Health board has been awarded a Higher Education Funding Council of Wales (HEFCW) grant to develop a Virtual Reality curriculum for healthcare teams.
The project, entitled Virtual Reality a Welsh Reality, has been awarded almost £900,000 to expand immersive learning by creating a series of bespoke training modules in both English and Welsh that will to address growing clinical education challenges with innovative solutions.
Building State-of-the-art Virtual Reality Training Systems and Modules
Partnered with the Faculty of Science and Engineering, the SUSiM team and a leading Welsh Virtual Reality Development Company called Rescape to answer the call to create a state-of-the-art virtual reality training system and modules to help answer Cardiff Capital Region Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) £400k innovative research project for Wales.
With internal expertise in clinical education, simulation methodologies and a VR development team working directly with Rescape as the business and development lead for the project this collaborative effort resulted in the team reaching Phase 3 of the project which is now being tested across hospital sites in Wales.
The All Wales Virtual Hospital Project
The All Wales Virtual Hospital Project is a collaborative research and innovation project Developing a virtual clinical environment for healthcare learners in Wales which aims to establish a multi-disciplinary, and cross- speciality, undergraduate and postgraduate online virtual environment (Wales’ Virtual Hospital).
Project Partners: Virtus Tech, Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, South Wales Major Trauma Network, Health Education and Improvement Wales, Assistive Technology Innovation Centre (University of Wales, Trinity St David), Swansea University and Cardiff University
Computer based learning as a modality for teaching clinical teams
The SUSiM team working with Body Interact are currently working on a pilot to test and implement a computer-based simulation scenario platform amongst our IPE teams. This project will last for 12 months and aims to measure the effectiveness and engagement of this method of SBE on learners and faculty implementation considerations.