Canterbury Collaborative Simulation Interest Group (CCSIG)

Simulation has been defined as any teaching activity in which the real life situation is “simulated”.  Simulation is an alternative to real patient involvement. Simulation may involve the use of actors, learners, manikins or part trainers to mimic the real life situation (Dent & Harden, 2005).

The Canterbury Collaborative Simulation Interest Group is working to:

  • facilitate collaboration between clinical simulation centres and activities in Canterbury

  • promote collaboration and networking of health professionals interested in simulation learning

  • facilitate the sharing of ideas and best practice in simulation learning

  • facilitate a minimum of 4 open topic simulation half days/per annum  

  • facilitate a simulation technician support group



4 Day Simulation Instructor Course

October 12th -15th - Clinical Skills Unit, Christchurch Hospital, Christchruch.

Canterbury District Health Board are proud to offer this internationally recognised, 4 day simulation Instructor course, working in partnership with the Boston based Centre for Medical Simulation (CMS). The course is designed  for simulation educators who seek to create high-quality healthcare simulation programs.

 This course immerses healthcare simulation instructors in a multi-method course wherein participants learn how to teach clinical, behavioural, and cognitive skills through simulation. It draws from the disciplines of aviation, healthcare, psychology, experiential learning, and organizational behaviour. Participants explore simulator-based teaching methods applicable across the healthcare education spectrum, including undergraduate and graduate medical, nursing and allied health domains. The daily formats vary and include; simulation scenarios, lectures, small and large group discussions, and practical exercises with feedback.

REGISTRATION is on a first pay basis with an interprofessioanl focus.

PROJECT ABSTRACT Submission of abstract (max 300words) of simulation project to be undertaken to accompany registration form.





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 4 Day Simulation Instrcutor Course

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  • CCSIG Governance Group Members
  • Members  Representing
    Brendon Wood  Paramedic training
    Dr. MaryLeigh Moore Simulation and Clinical Skills – University of Otago, Christchurch
     Sgt. Gareth Pratt NZDF

    Curt Ward

    Craig Stockdale

    St John Ambulance
    Chris Beasley Coordinator; CSU -  CDHB
    Dr. Maggie Meeks  CDHB /  University of Otago, Christchurch

     Kirsten Gunn &

    Julie Bowen-Withington

    Ara Institute
    Dr John Lyons Ashburton Rural Hosptial
    Vacant ​Pegasus 24 hr Surgery
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