SIMU aims to innovate the teaching of medical programmes of Masaryk University through the integration of advanced elements of simulation medicine into regular teaching. Its implementation will bring changes to the curriculum, especially in General Medicine and Dentistry. Scheduled adjustments will also go beyond the curricula of other non-medical programmes of the Faculty of Medicine. Their main impact will be on the practical part of the teaching, which will be extended by a comprehensive spectrum of simulation teaching methods. Moreover, emphasis will be placed on the development of students’ soft skills (communication skills, decision-making skills, critical thinking, crisis communication, teamwork).
The introduction of such new teaching methods places high demands on infrastructure equipment (specialized classrooms, hospital environment simulation, high fidelity simulators). Therefore, the project comprises the construction of the FM MU Simulation Centre – SIMU which will meet all the above-mentioned space and material requirements.
SIMU will be mainly unique in:
- the scope and concept of introducing simulation methods into teaching,
- the standardization of teaching and its continuous evaluation,
- the introduction of OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination),
- the range of the spectrum of simulation methods and their mutual integration across the curricula of the concerned study programmes,
- increasing the effectiveness of practical teaching,
- the centralization of simulation methods into one compound (simulation of the hospital environment),
- the simulation of the real hospital and pre-hospital environment,
- specialized equipment covering a whole range of simulation methods.
1. To innovate the teaching of medical programmes at Masaryk University through the integration of advanced elements of simulation medicine into regular teaching
- implementation of employers' requirements in the curriculum,
- development of practical training by introducing a complex spectrum of simulation teaching methods into selected subjects,
- development of students’ soft skills.
2. To provide the infrastructure needs of innovative teaching through the creation of SIMU – the FM MU Simulation Centre
- construction of SIMU building with an optimally designed structure of specialized classrooms taking into account the introduction of modern forms of teaching into the curriculum, and the premises simulating real hospital environment,
- furnishing the premises with relevant equipment and simulators,
- preparation of simulators and acquired equipment according to the needs of the newly conceived teaching methods,
- training of technicians and analysts,
- creation of new standards and procedures for the use of acquired equipment.