Health simulation partnership with Philippines

Adelaide Health Simulation study

Representatives from the Philippines universities undertake training at the Adelaide Health Simulation lab.

The University of Adelaide has locked in a partnership with the University of the Philippines Manila (UPM) to share learnings from the University’s world-class health simulation facility, Adelaide Health Simulation.

Thirty-one representatives from three universities within the Philippines – UPM, West Visayas State University and Mindanao State University – recently completed a five-day simulation based education workshop at Adelaide Health Simulation.

The workshop provided an understanding of how simulation-based education could be applied to the Philippine higher education sector.

Dr Michael Tee, Vice-Chancellor, The University of the Philippines Manila, said the collaboration with the University of Adelaide would be extremely beneficial in improving how the three universities delivered health-related teaching.

“Partnering with the University of Adelaide will provide our teachers and students the opportunity to expand their knowledge in optimising the use of simulation-based education in health sciences education,” Dr Tee said.

“We appreciate the guidance of the University of Adelaide in how The University of the Philippines Manila will establish our own clinical skills simulation centre, and train providers, as individuals, inter-professional and multidisciplinary teams, in the proper assessment and management of clinical skills training.

“Through training and education, UPM, WVSU and MSU can rapidly respond to current societal needs.

“Adelaide Health Simulation is a great resource that will allow us to train our next generation of health professionals in the Philippines.”

Opened in 2017, Adelaide Health Simulation is the most technologically advanced simulation facility in Australasia.

The education, training and assessment centre is located in the Adelaide BioMed City precinct, alongside the Royal Adelaide Hospital, the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute and the University of Adelaide’s medical and nursing school.

University of Adelaide partnership with Philippines

Professor Andrew Zannettino (left), Pro Vice-Chancellor (Health Partnerships), University of Adelaide, with Dr Michael Tee, Vice-Chancellor, The University of the Philippines Manila, with the memorandum of understanding signed between the two institutions.

Associate Professor Adam Montagu, Director of Adelaide Health Simulation, said the partnership would strengthen the University’s ties with the Philippines and further illustrates its educational leadership in the Asia-Pacific region.

“We are always looking for ways to collaborate and share knowledge with other institutions that will lead to positive outcomes and improved patient safety,” Associate Professor Montagu said.

“We are thrilled to be working with The University of Philippines Manila and the Philippines as a whole, to help build the capacity of their current and future health workforce.”

Dr Jessica Gallagher, Deputy Vice Chancellor (External Engagement), University of Adelaide, added: “The Philippines is an important country for University of Adelaide collaboration.

“Through our partnership with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) for the Philippines, and UPM, we look forward to building stronger ties in research and teaching during the coming years.”

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