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A team from Curtin travelled to Melbourne for the Simulation Australasia Conference to present on a range of topics, and one of our staff members was awarded the prestigious Research Award for Best Education Development Abstract.


Simulation news.
Simulation news.

Australasian Simulation Congress, 2016

Several staff from the Faculty of Health Sciences represented Curtin at the recent Simulation Australasia Conference, held in Melbourne from 26 to 29 September 2016.

As well as chairing sessions, learning about new and exciting innovations in the world of simulation, hosting interest group meetings, attending the Australian Society for Simulation in Healthcare members’ meeting, and the Simulation Australasia Annual General Meeting, the group presented on a diverse range of topics:

Ms Jade Cartwright and Dr Janet Beilby – ‘Development and Use of a Digital Patient: A Virtual Resident with Dementia’.

Dr Diane Dennis and Dr Penny Moss – ‘A Comparison Between Two Physiotherapy Clinical Placements Models Involving a Simulation Based Placement and a Traditional Placement: is There a Difference in Student Competence Outcomes?’.

Mrs Alison Kelly and Associate Professor Michelle Kelly – ‘Unique Opportunities and Challenges: Embedding and Leading Simulation Across Multiple Disciplines Within a Faculty of Health Sciences’.

Associate Professor Michelle Kelly, with Dr Ashokka Balakrishnan, National University Singapore and Dr Narendiran Krishnasamy, Taylors Institute, Malaysia – ‘Cultural Amalgam: Diversity Within Sim-Teams and Diverse Student Cohorts – How to Achieve Best Learning Outcomes?’.

Associate Professor Michelle Kelly, with Jan Forber, University of Technology Sydney – ‘Leading into Creating Contemporary, Authentic and Future Focussed Simulation Scenarios’.

Dr Alina Miranda – ‘Developing an Authentic Simulation to Enhance Clinical and Technical Skills for Diagnostic Cytology Students’.

Dr Jon Mould – ‘Does Immersive Simulation-Based Education (ISBE) Assist in the Demonstration of Understanding of the Importance of Teamwork and Communication in Healthcare for Senior Nursing Students Studying Online’.

It was fantastic to see the Faculty of Health Sciences so well represented, and this is indicative of the innovative and dedicated work of staff representing Curtin at the conference and, equally, the staff who have assisted in embedding simulated learning here at Curtin.

L-R: Michelle Kelly, School of Nursing Midwifery and Paramedicine, Diane Dennis, School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Alina Miranda, School of Biomedical Sciences, Alison Kelly, Faculty of Health Sciences, Jon Mould, School of Nursing Midwifery and Paramedicine.
L-R: Michelle Kelly, School of Nursing Midwifery and Paramedicine, Diane Dennis, School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Alina Miranda, School of Biomedical Sciences, Alison Kelly, Faculty of Health Sciences, Jon Mould, School of Nursing Midwifery and Paramedicine.

During the awards presentation at the conference dinner, Curtin was thrilled to accept the Research Award for Best Education Development Abstract, on behalf of Dr Janet Beilby and the team from the School of Psychology and Speech Pathology.

Dr Beilby’s abstract is entitled ‘Development and Use of a Digital Patient – A Virtual Resident with Dementia’, Dr Janet Bielby, Curtin, Jade Cartwright, Curtin/University of Melbourne, Shelley Brundage, The George Washington University, Joshua Spitalnick, Citrine Technologies.

Dr Janet Beilby was presented with the award at Curtin, and sincere congratulations to Janet, the team and the school for this exceptional achievement.

Dr Janet Beilby, School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, was honoured with the Research Award for Best Education Development Abstract.
Dr Janet Beilby, School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, was honoured with the Research Award for Best Education Development Abstract.

Recent simulation-related publications from staff in the Faculty of Health Sciences

Maclean, S., Kelly, M., Geddes, F & Della, P. (in press) Using simulated patients to develop therapeutic communication skills in nursing education: An integrative review. Nurse Education Today. doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2016.09.018.

Farewell

The Simulation Leads Committee would like to fondly farewell Dr Jon Mould from the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine. Jon was an inaugural member of the simulation leads committee and his collegiate and helpful nature helped to influence the tone and aims of this group. We would like to wish Jon all the best in his future endeavours and thank Jon for his contributions – you will be missed!

Alison Kelly

Simulation Lead

Faculty of Health Sciences