Medical Simulation

Universities, universities of applied sciences, hospital operators and emergency medical services around the world provide education and professional development at the highest level. Following international developments, they increasingly require the use of simulation-based training elements as well as highly qualified training staff.

Master of Medical Simulation (MMS)

With a "Master of Simulation" (MMS), graduates are qualified for upper management positions at educational and professional development institutions whose focus is on simulation.

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Overview

Length: 6 semesters, part-time

ECTS: 90

Final qualification: Master of Medical Simulation (MMS)

Cost: EUR 12.600,-

Start: Summer semester 2022

Qualification profile and learning outcomes

As experts in management of educational and professional development institutions that focus on medical simulation, graduates have acquired extensive knowledge of the development, organization and evaluation of simulation-based educational and professional development curricula as well as special management and marketing competencies.

Graduates are able to:

  • Develop learning goal-oriented simulation training
  • Conduct performance and outcome assessments
  • Carry out detailed event planning
  • Organize educational and professional development institutions according to business management procedures
  • Develop marketing strategies
  • Develop professional curricula

Demand and relevance

Universities, universities of applied sciences, hospital operators and emergency medical services around the world provide education and professional development at the highest level. Following international developments, they increasingly require the use of simulation-based training elements.

The following occupational fields may be of interest to graduates:

  • Education and professional development in health care

Target group

People occupying management positions in educational and professional development institutions in health care or seeking such a position

Admission requirements

Degree

  • from a related bachelor's program or
  • from a related diploma program or
  • from a related bachelor's program at a university of applied sciences (at least 180 ECTS) or
  • from a related diploma program at a university of applied sciences (at least 180 ECTS) or
  • from another equivalent program at a recognized postsecondary educational institution in Austria or abroad (analogous to §64 par. 5 UG in its current version)
  • and related job experience

It is assumed that students are able to study English language materials and participate in lessons conducted in English.

Structure

The Master of Medical Simulation postgraduate course

  • is part-time
  • consists of 6 semesters and
  • is divided into 12 modules and
  • includes a master's thesis

Course content

  • Simulation in education and training in modern health care systems
  • Simulation-based application formats and simulation technology
  • Crisis Resource Management
  • Scenario development
  • Briefing and debriefing skills
  • Riskmanagement and patient safety
  • Eventmanagement
  • Implementation of simulationsprograms
  • Center management and development

Final qualification

Medical University of Graz certificate of completion

Academic title "Master of Medical Simulation" (MMS)

Cost

EUR 12.600,-

Dates

Master of Medical Simulation postgraduate course, START 2020
2. Presence phase:
Mo. 24.05. / Di. 25.05. / Mi. 26.05.2021
3. Presence phase
Do. 28.10. / Fr. 29.10. / Sa. 30.10.2021
4. Prensence phase
Mo. 18.04.22 / Di. 19.04.22 / Mi. 20.04.22

Dates for new postgraduate courses will be announced. 
 

Course directors

Albrecht Schmidt 
Department of Internal Medicine

Thomas Wegscheider
Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine

Lukas P. Mileder
Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Practitioner in Medical Simulation

Graduates of the university program are qualified to be professional trainers in the international and expanding field of simulation-based training and professional development for staff in modern healthcare systems.

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Overview

Length:  2 semesters, part-time

ECTS: 30

Final qualification: Certification

Cost: EUR 2.400,-

Start: Summer semester 2022

Qualification profile and learning outcomes

As experts in the practical implementation of simulation-based training and professional development programs, graduates apply a wide range of training modalities and are familiar with their general and special effects on the quality and safety of patient care.

Graduates are able to:

  • Employ simulation and audiovisual media technology purposefully
  • Carry out learning goal-oriented simulation training
  • Improve the participants' training outcomes by using modern testing and debriefing methods
  • Evaluate the participants' learning outcomes

Demand and relevance

Universities, universities of applied sciences, hospital operators and emergency medical services around the world provide education and professional development at the highest level. Following international developments, they increasingly require the use of simulation-based training elements.

The following occupational fields may be of interest to graduates:

  • Education and professional development in health care

Target group

All healthcare professionals as well as other people involved in simulation-based training and professional development courses in the healthcare system

Admission requirements

  • Proof of successful completion of compulsory schooling and
  • Completion of (occupational) training related to health care and
  • Currently teaching or planning to teach at healthcare institutions
    e.g.: emergency medical services, hospitals, nursing and care facilities, universities and universities of applied sciences

Structure

The Practitioner in Medical Simulation postgraduate course

  • is part-time
  • consists of 2 semesters and
  • is divided into 5 modules

Course content

  • Simulation in education and training in modern health care systems
  • Simulation-based application formats and simulation technology
  • Crisis Resource Management
  • Scenario development
  • Briefing and debriefing skills

Final qualification

Medical University of Graz certificate of completion

Medical University of Graz certification

Cost

EUR 2.400,-

Dates

Dates for the new course will be announced.

Course directors

Albrecht Schmidt 
Department of Internal Medicine

Thomas Wegscheider
Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine

Lukas P. Mileder
Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Contact

Margit Knez  
T: +43 316 385 72160