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SIMULATION IN MEDICINE

CODE 108950
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 3nd year of 8713 INGEGNERIA BIOMEDICA (L-8) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-INF/06
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course provides an overview of healthcare simulation, including techniques and technologies that can improve medical training. The materials include an introduction of healthcare simulation and a presentation of disruptive technologies that can be used for medical training and assessment. In addition, an analysis of the commercially available devices will be provided, together with an examination of scientific studies related to medical simulation

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    At the end of the course, students will be able to:

    • Distinguish between different techniques and technologies used in healthcare simulation
    • Understand how a medical simulation is organized and how it works
    • Define the criticism of medical simulation and propose solution to enhance medical training and assessment
    • Analyze commercially available simulators, as well as research prototypes to identify advantages and limitations
    • Design tools for medical and surgical training

    PREREQUISITES

    Basic knowledge of informatics and electronics 

    TEACHING METHODS

    Lectures,

    Talks by experts (i.e., clinicians, instructors; engineers working in the healthcare simulation field)

    Group activities (hands-on assignments, presentations)

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    1. Introduction to medical simulation (history of healthcare simulation, simulation types and methodologies)
    2. Technologies for medical training (3D modelling and printing; basic concepts of sensors for skills monitoring; virtual reality augmented reality etc)
    3. Research in simulation (qualitative vs quantitative analysis; experimental designs; experimental setups)
    4. Existing technological solutions
    5. Current problems of medical training and evaluation

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Levine, A.I., DeMaria Jr, S., Schwartz, A.D. and Sim, A.J. eds., 2013. The comprehensive textbook of healthcare simulation. Springer Science & Business Media

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Written and oral exams 

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

     

    The written test will assess the acquisition of theoretical knowledge (e.g. simulation types and methods; technologies for healthcare simulation; existing solutions)

    The oral part will cover lectures, seminars, and groups activity with the goal of evaluating if the students reach a sufficient knowledge level and if they can critically analyze problems related to medical training and assessment, also providing solutions

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    31/05/2023 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
    28/06/2023 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
    26/07/2023 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
    30/08/2023 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
    13/09/2023 10:00 GENOVA Scritto