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St Vincent's has an outstanding reputation as a leader in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. Our commitment is to provide excellence in patient care and we make every effort to provide our health personnel with a wide variety of learning and on-the-job training opportunities.


We strive to be at the forefront of innovation in education and have a state of the art Human Patient Simulator (METI HPS).


Simulation has been used in aviation for many years. All pilots are required to spend a certified number of hours practising and refining their skills.


Simulation allows health professionals such as doctors, nurses, allied health practitioners and paramedics to practise their skills in a safe environment.


Simulation allows the health professional to concentrate on their implementation of clinical skills in conjunction with applying their non technical skills such as teamwork, leadership communication and crisis resource management in a realistic clinical environment under pressure while working through a medical or surgical scenario.


The health professional can make errors and receive expert feedback on the spot to maximise learning and minimise future risk.

Why use simulation

  • We have experienced staff to assist you in determining how best the Human Patient Simulator can meet your specific learning needs.
  • St Vincent's has an educationalist on staff to assist in the design and development of custom built programs and course evaluation.
  • Our simulation experts are able to provide the technical design know-how to help you create your scenarios.

Benefits of simulation

  • The simulator can be used to address learning needs in a variety of areas, such as clinical skills or minimising risk and non-technical skills such as communication, team behaviour and management of crisis situation.
  • Learning objectives can be set and programs developed to meet these objectives.
  • An infinite number of scenarios and situations can be developed and used in the training.

  • In the busy work environment it is difficult for health practitioners to have time to adequately reflect on their practises or performance. This is an essential component of adult learning.
  • All training sessions in the Human Simulation Centre are recorded for detailed post-training analysis and debriefing. This allows the participant to witness themselves at work and identify their strengths and weaknesses. Post scenario debriefing allows opportunity to reflect and learn from one's own performance.

For more information contact: 
Kirsty Murtagh on (03) 9231 3793 
41 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia. Phone: (03) 9288 2211