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Simulation Based Education: Theory, Design and Facilitation module

Credit bearing module

Key facts

Course code


Start dates

September 2023 / January 2024

Application deadline

1 September for a September start

1 January for a January start

Academic level


Academic credits


This course is not available to students classed as International for fees purposes.


This module aims to provide learners with the opportunity to understand and critically examine the fundamental concepts of healthcare simulation using evidence from the literature, and standards for simulation from INACSL and ASPiH organisations. Learners will be supported to plan, develop and facilitate high quality simulation based education (SBE) activities applying relevant educational theories. 
Units of study:

  • Educational Theory and Simulation Pedagogy
  • Designing a Simulation
  • Pre-briefing activities
  • Facilitating a Simulation
  • Debriefing in Simulation

How to apply

Entry requirements

We encourage applicants from a diverse range of roles, with experience in healthcare simulation, or from a healthcare simulation setting to encompass an interprofessional learning ethos. 

  • Health or social care profession 


  • Working in healthcare simulation or healthcare setting

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.

Application process

Apply via our Moodle portal.

This module can be taken as part of Advanced Clinical Practice (MSC-ACP), Advanced Nursing Practice (MSC-ANP), Advanced Clinical Practitioner Apprenticeship (MSC-ACP-DA).

Tuition fees

Please see the fees note
2023 / 24
CPD Home (UK) part time
£1,000 per module if taken as a standalone module or £1,100 per module if taken as part of an award bearing course

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

Tuition fees

2023 / 24
CPD Home (UK) part time
£1,000 per module if taken as a standalone module or £1,100 per module if taken as part of an award bearing course

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

+44 (0)1865 483088

Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year your fees will increase each year.

Additional costs

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course are detailed below.

Funding your studies

Financial support and scholarships

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Learning and assessment

The module will be delivered using a mixture of seminars, simulation, workshops, online learning activities and discussions via the Moodle platform. All activities will be facilitated by the module team and specialist guest lecturers, whilst also providing the opportunity for interprofessional learning both with, and from peers.

Debriefing activity

Learning and teaching

Each learning unit will focus on an aspect of simulation-based education, from the theory to the design, to facilitation. Learners will be provided with the opportunity to read, review and critique the processes involved in designing, organising, facilitating and evaluating simulation activities. The learners' development will be evidenced through the use of a digital portfolio, demonstrating their journey in achieving the module learning outcomes. Delivery will utilise a variety of teaching and learning activities e.g. 

  • Seminars
  • Group discussion and debate
  • Online learning
  • Workshops

Learners will use self reflection within a lively, challenging and supportive learning environment enabling them to share knowledge and relevant practice experiences. 


Assessment methods used on this course

Assessment methods used on this course:

  • A digital portfolio demonstrating the learning journey
  • A critical reflection

The assessment for this module is central to the curriculum and the learning and teaching strategies. It is designed to demonstrate evidence of learning, consistent with the identified learning outcomes. Learners will be formatively assessed within the module allowing them to experience the assessment process prior to summative assessment. This offers an opportunity for learners to receive supportive, timely and constructive feedback on their performance. Dialogue is encouraged to involve the learner throughout this process.

Programme changes:
On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website. For more information, please visit our changes to programmes page.