|Medical student, Max -William Ubels with local lecturer, Dr Trevor Andrews, in the new sim lab shared with staff of the Gippsland Southern Health Service.|
Monash Rural Health Leongatha Academic Coordinator/Lecturer, Jennie Casey, said the benefits of simulated learning environments were now well documented.
“Educators in rural areas are utilising simulation as a teaching modality for more comprehensive learning experiences,” she said.
“Not only can our medical students use the facility but hospital medical staff, nurses, allied health staff and local general practice staff can all take advantage of the equipment.”
“This equipment is very costly however through our partnership, we can now provide our students and local health workers with this simulation technology to enhance their training,” Ms Casey said.