Debriefing is a method of reflective practice that allows one to scrutinize assumptions and practices, after an event. Debriefing is an essential part of the clinical simulation training, and is at this phase (post-scenario) that reflection on professional practices takes place, promoting the correction and modification of future actions. This technique is applied not only in the context of simulation but also in the context of clinical practice, enhancing the improvement of the health professionals' care and patient care. Debriefing is still poorly understood and applied in the national clinical context and in simulated training is often underestimated.
This course is designed for participants to acquire basic and advanced debriefing skills essential for moderating and facilitating clinical simulation scenarios. Furthermore, it will be explored how this practice can be applied in clinical context.
A clinical simulation instructor is a complex and dynamic task due to the different roles throughout the development, implementation and application of a simulation-based course.
This course is aimed at healthcare professionals who use clinical simulation as a pedagogical method to foster learning and transfer of knowledge/skills.
The general objectives of this training are:
Promote the acquisition of basic and advanced debriefing skills
Learn how to apply the basic structure of debriefing
Identify challenging situations during a debriefing and develop appropriate techniques to overcome them
Learn to evaluate the quality of a debriefing.
After this course, participants will be capable of:
- Understand basic concepts about reflective practice
- Distinguish feedback from debriefing
- Identify the objectives of debriefing
- Know and apply the basic debriefing rules
- Analyze the facilitator's role during debriefing
- Know different approaches of debriefing
- Understand and apply the basic structure of debriefing
- Build questions that promote deep reflection
- Identify and control challenging situations during a debriefing
- Learn how to evaluate debriefing by applying structured assessment tools
- Understand the impact of debriefing as a trainer and as a trainer
Coordinator: Carla Sá Couto, PhD
Eligibility: Bachelor degree in Health Sciences or similar areas, higher education healthcare teachers, or healthcare professionals with special interest in debriefing.
Applicants ranking criteria: Curricular assessment (50%), degree (25%) and professional experience (25%)
Accreditation: 2 ECTS
Positions: Minimum: 6; Maximum: 12
1st EDITION: 28.08.2017 to 27.09.2017
2nd EDITION: 15.12.2017 to 15.01.2018
3rd EDITION: 15.02.2018 to 15.03.2018
Second Phase: N/A
1st EDITION – November, 09th- 10th, 2017
2nd EDITION – March, 08th – 09th, 2018
3rd EDITION – May 10th – 11th, 2018
Mailing /contact address:
Department for Research and Graduate Studies - email@example.com
Academic Division – firstname.lastname@example.org
Coordinator – Carla Sá Couto, email@example.com