Workshop details

Appropriate use of fidelity when using simulation for assessment

Date: Saturday 15 October 2016


  • Dr Tom Gale, Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry, Plymouth University
  • Professor José Miguel Pêgo, School of Health Sciences, University of Minho
  • Dr Arunangsu Chatterjee, Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry, Plymouth University

Workshop description

Simulation is being increasingly used within undergraduate & postgraduate curricula to cover wide ranging learning outcomes such as those listed in GMC Tomorrows Doctors. Graduates entering the complex world of healthcare need to be able to perform a range of skills which can be assessed using part task trainers, simulated patients, team based simulations and virtual environments. This workshop will cover evidence based practice for choosing appropriate fidelity of simulation for teaching different learning outcomes, as well as appropriate metrics for assessment in these situations.

Objectives of the session, indicating knowledge, attitudes and skills that participants should gain from it

  1. Familiarise attendees with examples of best practice when using simulation for assessment
  2. Increase understanding of the term “fidelity” when using simulation and how this can influence the choice of simulations used for a range of learning outcomes
  3. Understand differences in using checklist versus domain specific scoring for different contexts in simulation

Maximum number of participants