Introduction to Teaching with Simulation

An overview of simulation teaching techniques

This course is in development as an online modular course.

Course Objectives

After the course, the participants will be able to:

  • describe the fundamentals of using simulation education,
  • identify when simulation could appropriately be used in a curriculum,
  • identify the simulation resources available in the Penn State Hershey Clinical Simulation Center,
  • describe the process to access the Penn State Hershey Clinical Simulation Center to create and schedule instruction using simulation.


Course Description

This half-day course is an introduction to the Simulation Center for faculty and staff who would like to develop new curricula using simulation or to adapt existing curricula to an experiential environment.

Educational content includes a brief overview of experiential learning, how and when to apply simulation methodologies to a curriculum, and a discussion on giving and eliciting feedback from trainees. Technical content includes an overview of available simulation models in the Center, useful tips on how to select equipment, and how to schedule a session.



An example schedule is available for viewing. Finalized schedules will be made available to the participants closer to the course start date. The first course was held December 2, 2011, from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM.  Additional dates are being planned.



For additional information or to register, please email Sally Rudy MSN RN-BC CHSE