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ECU recognised for expertise in simulated learning

Thursday, 23 December 2010


Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Advancement), Professor Cobie Rudd, has been recognised as an international leader in simulation education through her recent appointment to the Board of Directors for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH).

Established in 2004 the SSH is an international body that promotes excellence in health care education, practice, and research through use of simulation.

Membership is global, united by a desire to improve performance and reduce errors in patient care using all types of simulation including human patient simulators, virtual reality, and standardised patients. 

SSH publishes an international journal, The Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, which encompasses all aspects of healthcare simulation technology, and publishes original basic, clinical, and translational research relevant to a broad range of clinical and biomedical specialties.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kerry Cox, said this appointment is a clear indication of the strong reputation of ECU’s expertise in simulated learning.

“Professor Rudd’s appointment follows from her exemplary leadership in developing and applying simulated learning environments in health education.”

This year Professor Rudd also led international teams of inter-professional simulation experts evaluating the validity and application of simulated learning environments in nursing, paramedicine and clinical psychology education with funding for the three projects provided by Health Workforce Australia.


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