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The Simulation Leads Committee welcomes a new simulation lead from the School of Public Health, there have been some engaging simulation presentations in the past few months and some impressive publications in various journals.


The Simulation Leads Committee welcomes Ms Amanda Cheong-Duryea.
The Simulation Leads Committee welcomes Ms Amanda Cheong-Duryea.

Welcome Amanda Cheong-Duryea

The Simulation Leads Committee would like to welcome Ms Amanda Cheong-Duryea as the new simulation lead from the School of Public Health. Amanda brings a wealth of experience in dietetics, and is already working hard to develop simulation-based activities within the school.

The committee would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr Andrea Begley for her hard work and enthusiasm in her role as the inaugural simulation lead for the School of Public Health. Andrea is extremely busy in her many roles, both within Curtin and externally. Sincere thanks to Andrea for her valuable contributions to simulation-based education in the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Amanda’s profile

I am an Accredited Practising Dietitian with a special interest in embedding simulated learning experiences to enhance student preparedness for placement. I also represent the School of Public Health on the Faculty Simulation Committee, and specifically dietetics as an allied health profession.

Dietetics values experiential learning and uses many examples of simulated learning experiences. As a team, we are committed to further developing simulation initiatives that allow students to develop and practise skills in a safe environment.

I feel privileged to be part of this simulation lead committee and value the insights and experience shared amongst its members.

Amanda Cheong-Duryea.
Amanda Cheong-Duryea.

Recent simulation-related publications

Chen, H., Kelly, M.A., Hayes, C. van Reyk, D. & Herok, G. (2016). The use of simulation as a novel experiential learning module in undergraduate science pathophysiology education. Advances in Physiology Education.40 (3), 335-341, doi:10.1152/advan.00188.2015.

Roh, Y.S., Kelly, M.A., & Ha Eun-Ho. (2016). Comparison of instructor-led versus peer-led debriefing in nursing students, Nursing and Health Sciences. 18 (2), 238-245, doi: 10.1111/nhs.12259.

McGough, S., & Heslop, K. (2016). Creating simulation activities for undergraduate nursing curricula. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, 24(3), 34.

Recent simulation-related presentations

Immersive Simulation Learning committee presentation: August 2016. Presentation – Dennis, D., Reubenson, A., Harrold, M., Jacques, A., & Furness, A. ‘Assessment of learning outcomes in simulation based learning: How do physiotherapy students’ self-assessed competencies compare with simulation facilitators observed competencies?’

The Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine: June 2016. Roundtable discussion – Kelly, M.A & Kelly, A.E. ‘Unique opportunities and challenges: Embedding simulation across multiple disciplines within a Faculty of Health Sciences’.

Immersive Simulation Learning committee presentation: August 2016. Presentation – Mould, J., O’Brien, R., Carter., O & Della.,P. ‘On-line Immersive Simulation Based Education activities that assist rural and remote nursing students to understand the importance of teamwork and communication in healthcare’.