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CODE 108950
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
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

Exam Board

SERENA RICCI (President)

CAMILLA PIERELLA

MAURA CASADIO (President Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

https://corsi.unige.it/en/corsi/8713/studenti-orario

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

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

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
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