Use of high fidelity human patient simulators (HFHPS) for science teaching

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High fidelity human patient simulators (HFHPS) offer opportunities to study challenging biological principles in a realistic environment without experimental human or animal models. These responsive mannequins are used clinically to help develop technical skills and teamwork. However the benefits for teaching scientific concepts to science students remains relatively unexplored. They offer an exciting method of learning compared to conventional passive approaches to learning where students may not engage with the material. We explain how we are using simulators to help students understand biological variation and the concept of ‘normality’, and study biological processes at a pace that suits them.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventHEA STEM Annual Conference: Achieving Excellence in Teaching and Learning - Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Feb 20171 Feb 2017


ConferenceHEA STEM Annual Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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  • simulation
  • pharmacology
  • physiology
  • high fidelity
  • student
  • assessment
  • education


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