Simulation rooms to benefit school


DIVINE Word University’s Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) programmes introduced this year will benefit from two simulation rooms under construction at the Madang campus.
To help with the configuration of the rooms and preparation for their use, two medical doctors teaching in the DWU Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences spent two weeks in Cabrini Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, and studied how the simulation room was used there.
Dr Harry Aigeeleng and Dr John Benjamin said their visit to Cabrini two weeks ago was fruitful as they saw how the simulation room was used to train medical doctors there.
The simulation rooms at DWU are nearing completion.
Aigeeleng and Benjamin said the use of simulation rooms was a new trend in assisting medical training around the world.
They said the use of patients and cadavers (corpses sourced legally for medical training) came with limitations and the medical training fraternity was moving more towards simulated learning in specially designed rooms.
“Simulation is a very powerful tool for training,” Aigeeleng said.
“We are following the trend in medical training around the world.
“In the simulation room, the students can make a lot of mistakes using mannerquin (dummies) and learn.”
He said simulation is used in aviation and many other professions to enhance their training and the medical field was doing the same.

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