Class Descriptions

SIM-110: Overview of Simulation in Healthcare Technology

This course introduces history, trends, and applications of healthcare simulation. Topics include the origins of simulation, legal and ethical issues, types of simulation, and the application of simulation methodology in education. Upon completion, students should be able to have a foundational understanding of the depth and breadth of simulation in healthcare.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:4
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

SIM-120: Simulation Basic Repair

This course covers maintenance, troubleshooting, and basic repair of simulation equipment. Topics include preventative and corrective maintenance, safety, and use of operator manuals. Upon completion, students should be able to maintain and repair simulation equipment in accordance with safety standards and manufacturer recommendations.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0

SIM-130: Simulation Pharmacology

This course provides a foundation of pharmacology principles and medication effects in the simulated patient. Topics include drug classes, pharmacodynamics, pharmacotherapeutics, and administration routes of medications commonly used in a simulation environment. Upon completion, students should be able to accurately model medication effects in the simulated patient.

Course Prerequisites:
Take SIM-140(S25459); Take either previously or concurrently. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

SIM-140: Study of Disease Processes

This course provides an introduction of human pathophysiology. Emphasis is placed on patient presentations, signs and symptoms, disease progression, and diagnostic and treatment interventions. Upon completion, students should be able to simulate disease processes and patient responses to medical interventions.

Course Prerequisites:
Take SIM-130(S25458); Take either previously or concurrently. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

SIM-150: Simulation Across Health Professions

This course is designed to explore interdisciplinary simulation across the healthcare spectrum. Topics include industry standards, continuing education, preparation and presentation of qualifications, and discipline-specific organizations and certifications. Upon completion, students should be able to conceptualize their role in the healthcare simulation profession.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0

SIM-160: Scenario Design

This course covers basic scenario design and programming. Topics include scenario construction, progression, and execution. Upon completion, students should be able to utilize technological strategies for case-based scenario development.

Course Prerequisites:
Take SIM-130(S25458) SIM-140(S25459); Take either previously or concurrently. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0

SIM-210: Adjunctive Simulation Techniques

This course introduces complementary approaches in simulation. Topics include virtual reality, gaming in simulation, scene staging, moulage, and utilization of standardized patients. Upon completion, students should be able to deploy alternative strategies to augment the simulation experience.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0

SIM-220: Simulation Programming

This course provides a project-based application of scenario development and simulation programming. Emphasis is placed on software interface, defined variables, patient states and transitions, and scenario progression. Upon completion, students should be able to program scenarios using various simulator platforms.

Course Prerequisites:
Take SIM-160(S25461); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:1
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0

SIM-230: Adult Patient Simulation Scenarios

This course is designed to integrate fundamental simulation competencies into the development of case-based adult and geriatric patient scenarios. Topics include cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, neurologic, trauma, hematologic, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, toxicologic, psychiatric, immunologic, and infectious disease pathologies. Upon completion, students should be able to construct a portfolio of scenarios for medical and trauma patients of varying levels of acuity.

Course Prerequisites:
Take SIM-220(S25463); Take either previously or concurrently. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0

SIM-235: Research in Simulation

This course provides and introduction to research for simulation-based education and healthcare quality improvement. This course provides and introduction to research for simulation-based education and healthcare quality improvement. Topics include a review of the current literature and emerging trends. Upon completion, students should be able to critically evaluate health information and summarize evidence-based practice in healthcare simulation.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:4
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

SIM-240: Maternal/Child Simulation Scenarios

This course is designed to integrate fundamental simulation competencies into the development of case-based patient scenarios related to childbirth and childhood. Topics include obstetric, gynecologic, pediatric, and neonatal pathologies. Upon completion, students should be able to construct a portfolio of scenarios for maternal and pediatric patients of varying levels of acuity.

Course Prerequisites:
Take SIM-220(S25463); Take either previously or concurrently. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0

SIM-250: Management Systems for Simulation

This course introduces the principles of simulation center management and operations. Topics include budgeting, policy and procedure development, logistics, strategic planning of infrastructure, inventory, maintenance agreements, and equipment specifications. Upon completion, students should be able to plan, organize, direct, and control the daily operations of a simulation center.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

SIM-260: Simulation Debriefing and Assessment

This course provides a comprehensive review and application of current debriefing and assessment theories in the healthcare simulation profession. Emphasis is placed on selecting effective debriefing and assessment models for the level of the learner. Upon completion, students should be able to utilize appropriate debriefing frameworks and evaluation techniques.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0

SIM-270: Simulation Capstone

This course is designed to leverage acquired skills and knowledge to produce a capstone project. Emphasis is placed on creation of a practical project with focused peer review. Upon completion, students should be able to synthesize psychological, environmental, and equipment fidelity to produce a culminating interdisciplinary simulation with appropriate assessment and debriefing activities.

Course Prerequisites:
Take SIM-230(S25464) SIM-240(S25465); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0