Quality training provides students not only with the knowledge they need to succeed in their chosen field, but also the necessary practical skills as well.
In 2015, MCIE introduced many innovative training techniques into its curriculum, giving students access to the latest and most effective training available. One of the most exciting techniques that has received a considerable amount of attention and has seen some rapid developments is simulation training.
Simulation is a technique for practice and learning that can be applied to many different disciplines and trainees. It is a technique to replace and amplify real experiences with guided ones, often “immersive” in nature, that evoke or replicate substantial aspects of the real world in a fully interactive fashion.
MCIE has found this to be an incredibly useful training technique to use in our child and aged care programs, where students can learn the appropriate way to handle and to interact with patients across a variety of different situations. The realistic scenarios and equipment allows for retraining and practice till one can master the procedure or skill, and an increasing number of health care institutions and medical schools are now turning to simulation-based learning as well.
Although simulation training has been around for some time, new technology is helping generate more realistic and immersive simulation environments than ever before. New computational software has opened up new possibilities allowing trainers to generate life like environments, complete with the sounds and obstacles one would face in the real life environments. Simulation training exercises are blurring the lines between training and the real thing, which in turn makes the transition from student to employee more seamless than ever before.
Hands on learning for Aged Care students