Penn State York and WellSpan Health have teamed up for a new graduate program, a master of education in teaching and curriculum with a specialization in medical simulations, according to a news release.
The program will help better prepare medical, nursing and allied health professionals to direct medical simulation centers, the release states.
The new program begins in spring 2012. WellSpan contacted the school a year ago about developing a program for their employees, especially those who will participate in the simulation center at York Hospital. The number of medical simulation centers is expected to increase in the future, along with demand for directors for those centers.
The Lancaster General College of Nursing and Health Services is also participating, the release says.
Here’s more from the release:
“The program consists of 10 three-credit courses, which focus on the latest educational research and development of teaching skills. Topics include data analysis, standards-based instruction, curriculum development, educational assessment, the learning-engaged community, and the use of high, intermediate, and low fidelity medical simulation technology and devices.
All students will complete a clinical simulation project which involves creating simulation curriculums and experiences. Faculty members will include practitioners with medical simulation experience and researchers.”
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