The Anaesthetic Dept at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital is very active in medical education using simulation.

There is a dedicated simulation room adjacent to the operating theatres with a Laerdal SimMan 3G and various training aids. This is for sole use by the Anaesthesia department.

Regular simulation session are run for anaesthesia trainees and consultants, medical students and perioperative teams. In-situ simulation in the Emergency Department and Critical Care wards are also run from time to time. The Anaesthesia Simulation and Medical Education fellowship allows anaesthesia fellows to be involved in this teaching within the hospital.

To facilitate the development of simulation instructors, experienced simulation instructors teach on the SIMAC (Simulation Instructor Modular Advance Course). This is a course recommended for any health professional interested in teaching effectively using simulation. It consists of 7 half day modules, run over 7 weeks in the Anaesthesia Simulation Room. The course is run twice a year, in conjunction with the start of term of the Anaesthesia Simulation Fellowship.


The modules covered are:

  1. Introduction to Education
  2. Simulation
  3. Crafting Workshops
  4. Effective Clinical Teaching
  5. Debriefing I
  6. Debriefing II
  7. Finale





“awesome course… thank you”

“… the most useful part of the course was the practical experience with all aspects of simulation…”

“… it was great to practice difficult debriefs…”


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