Simon Patten

Director of Simulation
Simon Patten
  Org Unit Adelaide Health Simulation
  Email simon.patten@adelaide.edu.au
  Telephone +61 8 8313 9931
  Location Floor/Room WS2101.03 ,  Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building ,   North Terrace

Simon graduated with an MBChB from Dundee University Medical School in Scotland. In his postgraduate physician training, he trained in Acute Medicine  qualifying from the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh with MRCP. He first developed his interests in Medical Education at Glasgow University whilst teaching on the undergraduate curriculum. His interest in simulation-based education began in 2008 through his initial work with simulated patients at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow. He consequently undertook training in Simulation based education methodologies through CMS and Dundee University. 

He moved to Adelaide in 2012, to develop and implement postgraduate Interprofessional learning setting up several Medical Emergency Team training courses for SA Health. In May 2013, he accepted the position of Director of Simulation within the Faculty of Health Sciences and the School of Medicine at the University of Adelaide.  He was invited to be a jurisdictional academic mentor for the National Simulation train the trainer program (NHETSim) in 2014 of which he now sits on the steering committee.  He is the Academic lead for simulation and skills stream of the medical program and is the representative for the National Safety and Quality Standards. He also sits on the SA Health education committee having advised on Simulation within the state health system. In 2016 he oversaw the amalgamation of all simulation activities from the nursing, medical, psychology and health sciences to form one unified simulation facility. During this time he chaired the development of the Faculty Health Sciences state of the art simulation facilities. This has allowed the development of advanced Inter-professional learning courses within all programs of the faculty. He is currently leading the development and delivery of simulation training and education programs to the undergraduate medical and nursing students, and specialised training programs for professional groups in the health sector. His primary research interests involve developing simulation based assessment as a learning tool; Inter-professional learning and its role in transitional care; and utilising wearable technology to improve health delivery and patient safety.

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Entry last updated: Saturday, 6 May 2017

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