The ECU Health Simulation Centre will be recognised as a leader in the field of simulation education and research in the Australasian region.
The ECU Health Simulation Centre, in conjunction with our partners in the Australasian region, will deliver high quality training and research to improve patient safety and clinical outcomes.
The ECU Health Simulation Centre is a fully functioning, world-class healthcare simulation centre located at the Joondalup Campus, with training facilities that address the current and future inter-professional learning needs of the health and related workforces.
The Centre offers multiple levels of simulation training, and is equipped with a broad range of simulation manikin and task trainers. In addition, trained actors and volunteers play the roles of patients and relatives, medical practitioners, nurses, allied health professionals, hospital staff and visitors to simulate real-life situations. The Centre offers healthcare workers the opportunity to learn and master skills in a variety of simulated healthcare settings.
The Centre also offers a range of training courses delivered on behalf of the Western Australian Department of Health.
The Centre has three self-contained simulation suites which adjoin a clinical competency development and assessment area of seven simulation demonstration wards with a total of 56 beds that meet Australian healthcare standards.
Each simulation suite has full recording and interactive audio-visual facilities with their own debriefing rooms and observation areas.
Simulation suites can be configured to different settings, such as an operating theatre, emergency department, consulting room, birthing suite, intensive care, mock ward, home environment, mental health interview area or community health service.
One of the suites has been designed to replicate a GP/Practice Nurses or Nurse Practitioner's consultation room.
Supporting the Health Simulation Centre are nursing, medical, paramedic and psychology academic and technical staff. Many have undertaken considerable training in the field, for example, through the Harvard University Centre for Medical Simulation.
ECU’s Professor Cobie Rudd, Professor Cobie Rudd, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Partnerships), was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship (2011-12) to develop strategies and tools to promote learning through simulation in a range of settings within the education sector.
National Teaching Fellowships are awarded to high-profile leaders from universities across Australia who are exemplars of, and strong advocates for excellence in higher education learning and teaching.