Medical simulation: background and uses
Simulation is an important methodology in bridging the gap between theory and practice in medical education. Simulation-based education (SBE) provides a structured, learner-centred environment in which novice, intermediate, and advanced practitioners can learn or practice skills without causing harm to patients.
A range of systematic reviews indicate that simulation-based medical education can improve knowledge and skills and, increasingly, improve patient outcomes. The advantages and benefits of simulation are reflected in its increasing global use as a learning methodology in medical school and in continuing medical education.
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