SimGHOSTS Announces New Online Courses Enrolling Soon!

11/18/2015
Over the past two years, the SimGHOSTS leadership has worked closely with the international simulation technology specialist community and other global organizations to assess the training needs of our emerging professional community. During numerous pre-con workshops at SimGHOSTS events around the world, the community itself has helped to develop the curriculum program required to do our jobs. Today we are thrilled to announce that this January we are launching the first courses of the SimGHOSTS online training program!

In high demand, the program is designed to support a range of backgrounds required to operate healthcare simulation technology effectively. During our assessment our team identified eight key domains which encompass the skillsets, experiences, and knowledge necessary to run a sim lab day-to-day. Regardless of your healthcare, IT, or other educational background, these eight domains are required to be a "Sim Tech" or simulation champion who effectively operates simulation technology:
  • Audio/Visual Technology
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Information Technology
  • Management
  • Research & Evaluation
  • Simulation
  • Theatrics
     
In January, SimGHOSTS will be launching our first introductary courses which will start to build the framework of a comprehensive certificate training program. Our goal has been to utilize INACSL's standards of best practice to shape a training program requested by the SimGHOSTS community which will help to prepare students for SSH's certification exam and beyond.

These initial courses will be taught online through webinars, recorded materials, slide presentations, forums boards, instructor office hours, quizes, exams, and digital media. Anyone in the world can participate!

Initial SimGHOSTS Course List:

IT Based Courses (Taught by James Cypert):
  • Intro to Networking
  • Office Productivity & Support II: Spreadsheets
  • Office Productivity & Support I: Word Processing
  • Intro to Operating Systems
  • Intro to IT Systems
     

Healthcare Based Courses:

  • Introduction to Medical Terminology and Treatment Principles (Taught by Dr. Scott Crawford)
  • Medical Physiology for Simulation Technologists (Taught by Dr. Kim Baily)
     
Education Based Courses:
  • Introduction to the World of Medical Simulation for New Sim Techs (Taught by Dr. Kim Baily)
  • Intro to Training & Education (Taught by James Cypert)
     
Interested in expanding your skillsets needed to operate simulation technology? There's even more good news! As this is a new program, the initial cohort of students will be provided a one-time only discount off the regular pricing. There will be limited spacing for these courses so stay tuned to SimGHOSTS.org for more details coming soon including course start dates, fees, special discounts, and enrollment times.

Note that our website will be updating in the next few weeks for a number of reasons, but that adding a Learning Management System is one of them!

Interested In Teaching A Course or Learning More?

Email SimGHOSTS Executive Directors James Cypert at james@simghosts.org .
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