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Adelaide Health Simulation

Adelaide Health Simulation provides practical training for health professionals and students, using advanced technology to simulate medical and surgical emergencies and teach critical decision-making.

Our Adelaide Health Simulation (AHS) team operates from a new state-of-the-art simulation facility. Purpose-built in the heart of Adelaide and completed in February 2017, it proudly stands within one of the most advanced medical precincts in Australia—alongside the new Royal Adelaide Hospital, the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, and the medical and nursing schools of the University of Adelaide. We also operate a satellite site at Lyell McEwin Hospital, and a mobile team.

Practical training for medical, nursing and health sciences students

Adelaide Health Simulation was designed to accommodate the needs of university undergraduate medical, nursing and other health sciences students for many years to come, facilitating improved patient safety and quality care delivery for our entire community.

Our academic and professional staff work together to provide innovative education that expertly matches well-established learning theory with innovation, passion and, of course, a wide variety of simulation tools to enhance your clinical preparedness. 

Inter-professional learning is an AHS cornerstone from year one of the medical and nursing degrees. Our teaching approach focuses on delivering training that is readily translated into the modern work environment, ensuring you will be keenly sought by employers upon graduation.

We also offer a range of short courses to enhance your practical knowledge.

Simulation Man With Students - Adelaide Health Simulation Clinic

Student-centred teaching

Our approach to teaching provides you with a safe, comfortable and well-supported learning environment, with mentoring provided by highly respected educators. You will experience a graduated process of simulation-based education, centred on you.

The use of mastery of learning, advanced debriefing techniques, and video-assisted reflection will place your learning needs at the core of our practice. Whatever the future demands of you as a health professional—from palliative care to intensive care, and basic life support to advanced procedural skills—AHS will help you meet the challenge.

A leader in health simulation

Adelaide Health Simulation is an accredited simulation facility for the training of fellows of the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine, and our team is an approved and accredited training provider for ARC courses, ACCRM, RACGP, AHPRA, and other professional bodies.

Advanced learning using the latest technology

Adelaide Health Simulation has invested significantly in cutting edge technology, ensuring the most flexible and adaptable simulation learning environment. Simulators covering the entire patient lifespan—from neonatal to the elderly—are available for educators and students. Each learning suite is captured by video and audio, allowing reflection on learning.

The centre is also designed to provide the most advanced assessment approaches for clinical exams. It uses video capture, electronic marking and advanced data analytics to ensure assessment is robust, and creates a useful learning process for students.