Application of Simulation Practice in Healthcare - Micro-credential

12 weeks
20 Places


Note that the September 2023 course is full, please apply for a January 2024 start, using the link dated 1 December

Who should tale this MC?

• Is the application of simulation in healthcare something that interests you? Do you use simulation in your teaching practice but feel that you can improve on how you implement it, then this micro-credential is for you.

Why should I take this MC?

• This micro-credential will be relevant to any healthcare professional in education, wishing to develop competency and expand their knowledge in the application of simulation. This cohort includes doctors; nurses; paramedics and other allied healthcare professionals who require this module to allow for the expansion of their practice in skill and problem-based education.  

• 10 ECTS credits, NFQ Level 9, 250 student Learning hours

• Category 1 NMBI Course Accredited (35 CEU points awarded)

• Simulation in healthcare can promote patient safety by teaching the range of clinical as well as the non-behavioural skills required in the healthcare setting. Clinical Skills, problem-solving and collaboration within a multi-disciplinary team can be simulated with a spectrum of fidelity mannikins and taught within a safe dedicated space, for example, the simulation suite in the Trinity Centre (TSS)

• The skills of running a successful simulation scenario will promote patient safety by the participants learning the skills to understand how to implement successful simulation sessions from an educational perspective. Simulation can also address quality issues by running scenarios that identify system and human factors issues allowing for improving workflows in the healthcare setting

When can I start this MC?

There are two intakes annualy: September and January

What do I need?

Entry requirements: 

• Evidence of previous healthcare experience for minimum of 3 years. 

• Professional Reference and Curriculum Vitae

What will I learn?

You will learn to:

• Apply the education strategies required for simulation practice. 

• Develop scenarios specific to the clinical healthcare setting

• Apply these scenarios utilising a range of fidelity patient simulator.

• Identify and apply the IT infrastructure and platforms to manage a simulation session. 

• Manage a simulation session and measure the necessary outcomes of their planned session

What will I do?

• You will participate in lectures and discussions. Blended learning approach will be adopted to facilitate flexibility for the participants

• You will learn about strategies to design a simulation session

• You will design a simulation scenario based on your healthcare setting. This scenario will be implemented in simulation software and the developed scenario will run in a live simulation session that will be peer reviewed.

• You will learn about advancements in simulation.

• You will be expected to implement evaluation and feedback mechanisms that can be utilised in your healthcare setting

How is this MC delivered?

• Blended learning approach:

• Direct Contact: In-person tutorials and problem-based learning in the simulation suite in TCJ as well as online classes using Blackboard Collaborate platform. 

• Directed Learning, Project work and Self-directed Learning 

• 3 In-person days will be expected during the 12-week period (These days will be set out on commencement of course)

• Additional Online lectures including guest lectures from subject experts will be available for students to access live or as pre-recorded sessions. 

• Online resources for directed learning will be available to students to facilitate flexibility for the learner and increase access

• Participants need to have access to a Window’s Based Laptop for simulation software application. The laptop needs to be able to run the latest Laerdal Lleap Software (this is version 8.1.0 at the time of writing). Software will be provided

How is this MC assessed?

There are two assessment components:

• Scenario Planning Document (50%)

• Simulation OSCE (50%)


Course Details



Number of Places

20 Places

Next Intake

January 2024

Course Coordinator

Hellen Batista -

Course Director

Cathy Roets

Closing Date

1st December 2023

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Admission Requirements

• Evidence of previous healthcare experience for minimum of 3 years. 

• Professional Reference and Curriculum Vitae


1. Submit your personal details on the application form. 

2. Log in to the portal with your (new) login credentials. 

3. Upload documents as required by the school for the micro-credential including a copy of your Curriculum Vitae. 


Course Fees

Click here for a full list of postgraduate fees

Get in Touch

Telephone Number

Cathy Roets: 01-8963975

Helen Batista: 01-8962692

General Enquiries:

Course Coordinator:    Hellen Batista -

Course Director: Cathy Roets -

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