Improving the care of children and their families through skills training, simulation-based health professional education and research.
A collaboration between Monash Children's Hospital and Monash University.
Monash Children’s Simulation delivers quality simulation-based education to paediatric healthcare professionals and Monash University undergraduate students. It also has a significant role in Global Health with virtual innovative surgical projects such as the Pacific Island Virtual Online Training in Surgery (PIVOTS) which has established portable learning labs in Fiji, Samoa and Vanuatu. This programme has been formally integrated into the Masters of Surgery program at the Fiji National Univeristy. MCS also has an ongoing project at the ANGAU Memorial Hospital in Lae Papua New Guinea which is upskilling the nursing and medical staff with Paediatric Medicine.
The surgical simulation centre includes a fully functional operating theatre, as well as a simulated paediatric clinical area for delivery of immersive simulation. The surgical simulation centre is based within the theatre complex and is in close proximity to the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit. Since the facility officially opened in May 2017 more than 600 courses have been delivered to 6000 participants including virtual national programmes for all aspects or paediatric or surgical education to improve the care that is provided to sick children.
MCS operates in the the Monash Children’s Hospital simulation education precinct which has been established with the support of Monash University and will allow for further development of multidisciplinary undergraduate simulation based education, as well as opportunities for joint undergraduate and postgraduate simulation based education.
Monash Children’s Simulation has strong links to the well-established, and highly regarded centre of Monash Simulation. Known as the ‘go to’ place in Australia for simulation instructor training and adult medical based simulation-based education.
MOST CORE COURSE
"The most useful part of the course was the tailored feedback to each individual, the basic principles of surgery, and the laparoscopic skill webinars in real time"
- 2020 Participant
POINT OF RETURN
"I enjoyed this point of return workshop. Highly recommend to all staff to attend it!
It was informative, engaging and fun as well. I enjoyed studying the scenario and the discussion of how things could have been done. Great interaction, felt comfortable with a good team on the day."
- 2020 Online Participant
"Thanks to the team for organising our weekend course. Everything went really smoothly and the use of the space worked perfectly."
- 2021 External Hire
246 Clayton Rd, Clayton
Tel: (03) 8572-3820
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday - Friday
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