Simulation Technician -currently not offered

 

Courses

SIM 110: Introduction to SIM Programing

Credits 4
This course covers basic concepts of simulation hardware and software in order to address the impact of hardware design on applications and systems software. Additionally, this course will strengthen an understanding of basic programming and maintenance for high and low fidelity manikins while concurrently developing team dynamics, problem solving, and critical thinking skills. Student must pass this course with a minimum 2.0 grade in order to be applied to degree completion. (Previous Title Fundamentals of SIM Programming) (Formerly: SIM 110 & 130)

SIM 120: Medical Equipment Research

Credits 2
This course will help students develop an understanding of human body systems in relation to equipment utilized in the healthcare profession in order to apply it to the medical simulation environment. Specifically, by researching common healthcare content areas such as general head-to-toe assessment equipment, IV therapy and medication administration equipment, and emergency resuscitation equipment, students will be able to exhibit critical thinking and problem solving skills to locate, analyze and apply medical equipment information. Student must pass this course with a minimum 2.0 grade in order to be applied to degree completion.

SIM 130: Fundamentals of Simulation Theory

Credits 4
Medical simulation is a complex integration of technology that requires the use of online support materials. It is the Simulation Technicians role to organize and present this support material. This course is designed to train students how to develop and implement instructional support materials for high and low fidelity simulations. A strong focus will be placed on accessibility, instructional strategies, and assessment. Students will also focus on simulation theory and history. Student must pass this course with a minimum 2.0 grade in order to be applied to degree completion.(Previous Title Introduction to Medical Simulation) (Formerly SIM 130 & 230)

SIM 140: Basic Simulation Diagnostics

Credits 3
This course addresses the functionality of simulation equipment while focusing on equipment management and error prevention. Course topics include resource management, utility testing, and targeted assessment strategies. Student must pass this course with a minimum 2.0 grade in order to be applied to degree completion. (Formerly-Basic Simulation Maintenance)

SIM 161: SIM Pharmacology Lab

Credits 1
This course is designed to build on the content learned in Pharmacology Essentials. It provides students with an opportunity to apply pharmacology principles to simulated manikins in order to record the effects of medication administration to simulated patients with varying disease conditions. Student must pass this course with a minimum 2.0 grade in order to be applied to degree completion.

SIM 211: Advanced Life Support & Pediatric Scenarios

Credits 8
This course focuses on designing and running simulation case-based scenarios for emergencies involving infants, children & adults. Students will direct the management of simulation case-based scenarios in relation to cardiopulmonary arrest and other emergencies as related to ACES & PALS training scenarios for nursing instruction, hospital and medical providers, and emergency response teams. Student must pass this course with a minimum 2.0 grade in order to be applied to degree completion. (Formerly SIM 211 and 221)

SIM 221: Pediatric Scenarios

Credits 5
This course focuses on designing and running simulation case-based scenarios for emergencies involving infants and children. Students will be required to develop and implement PALS scenarios that can be used for emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical response healthcare teams. Additional emphasis will be given to debriefing strategies and techniques. Student must pass this course with a minimum 2.0 grade in order to be applied to degree completion

SIM 222: Clinical Focused Simulation

Credits 5
This course will focus on the practical application of skills taught in previous simulation courses as applied to the Allied Healthcare setting. Comprehension, application, and leadership are all key skills that are required for students to begin to demonstrate as they engage in the process of running their own simulations for Allied Health end users.

SIM 230: Learning Management Systems

Credits 5
Medical simulation is a complex integration of technology that requires the use of online support materials. It is the Simulation Technicians role to organize and present this support material electronically with the use of a Learning Management System. This course is designed to train students how to develop and implement instructional support materials for high and low fidelity simulations by using Learning Management Systems. A strong focus will be placed on accessibility, instructional strategies, and assessment.

SIM 232: SIM by Design

Credits 3
By using principles of instructional design and high fidelity simulation standards, students will develop, pilot, revise, and implement new simulation scenarios. These scenarios will be employed in the students’ practicum site and be evaluated using a 360 degree feedback process.

SIM 235: Principles of Debriefing

Credits 4
Briefing and debriefing practices are key to effective healthcare simulation practice. This course will prepare participants to apply essential principles of briefing and debriefing in the simulation environment. Students enrolled in this course should have experience working with medical simulation and access to medical simulation equipment. Student must pass this course with a minimum 2.0 grade in order to be applied to degree completion.

SIM 245: Basic Simulation Operations

Credits 2
By engaging in hands-on training, students will learn to prepare, rehearse, and implement simulated training scenarios. This course also addresses preventative maintenance and basic maintenance for high fidelity and low fidelity patient simulators and task trainers. Student must pass this course with a minimum 2.0 grade in order to be applied to degree completion.

SIM 295: Practicum in Community Simulation

Credits 1
In this capstone course, students work on simulation projects in a healthcare setting, under the direct supervision of a healthcare professional, to practice the application of learned medical simulation theory and lab skills.

SIM 297: SIM Seminar

Credits 1
This class enhances students’ abilities and work-based learning at the practicum site. Students will review important topics by applying the concepts acquired in the clinical and community areas. Students will share information, procedures and experiences in different medical settings with other students.