Technology and Innovation

The Clinical Simulation Centre as A Test Bed for Innovation & Development

Speakers: Mr Saleem Shahabuddin, Mr Numair Shahpur, Mr Naveed Anwar and Prof Charles Docherty
Date: 24 October 2019 (Thu)  | Time: 1510 - 1640 Location: Academia, Level 2, L2-S2

The Aga Khan University (AKU) is a First World institution in a Third World country, whose medical and nursing graduates are in demand globally. To keep pace with worldwide trends, the university invested in a Centre for Innovation in Medical Education, which produces bespoke environments for technology-enhanced education and simulated home and hospital practices for healthcare professionals, administrators, technologists and educators. 

This workshop provides unique insights into how the Clinical Simulation Centre functions as a natural habitat for education-based innovation, as the use of simulation gains popularity in medical and nursing education. Topics that will be covered during the session include needs identification and analysis, as well as strands of innovation which allow the Centre to influence the quality of clinical education and healthcare.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand the need to bring about a higher level of realism in clinical simulation to encourage innovation opportunities;
  2. Appraise and identify needs for innovation in Clinical Simulation;
  3. Appreciate the necessity of forming collaborative partnerships with engineering and business schools;
  4. Understand the challenges of incubation, development and advancement of technology-enhanced education and simulation within the context of a university with established norms and ways of doing things.

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