Medical and Healthcare Simulation

Major: Medical Healthcare Simulation
Degree Awarded: Master of Science (MS)
Calendar Type: Semester
Total Credit Hours: 39.0
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 51.1199

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 11-9121

About the Program

The goal of the MS in Medical Healthcare Simulation program is to educate healthcare professionals using simulation based methodology to bring a new level of standards and rigor in addition to creating new leaders to help shape the future of simulation education. The MS in Medical Healthcare Simulation program is a combination of both required and elective graduate courses, together with an intensive immersive educational experience. The majority of the educational experience will occur via an e-learning experience with three one-week mandatory in person simulation laboratory experiences.

Program Delivery

The curriculum is planned for a two-year time frame with each group to complete the curriculum as a cohort. However, the program may be extended, if appropriate, to accommodate part-time students or potential conflicts that might arise. These decisions will be determined by the program directors and in consultation with the student’s mentor/advisor.

Admission Requirements

For acceptance into the MS in Medical and Healthcare Simulation program, the applicant must have, at a minimum, completed a four-year bachelor’s degree, nursing degree program or equivalent, with a preferred GPA of 3.0 and must also have fulfilled all of the requirements for consideration as defined by the program committee.
All students must submit three confidential letters of evaluation and all previous official educational transcripts. If you have taken any standardized test, such as GRE and MCAT, the scores must be submitted for review. No standardized test is required for admission at this time. Each student will be assessed holistically based on the requirements by the program's committee.

As the degree program is directed toward medical simulation the background in medical care is required. The applicant must have graduated from medical school, or have a nursing or Bachelor’s Degree or other health professional training (approved by the program director on individual basis) with an interest in simulation. A record of achievement in medical education, as provided by letters of reference, publications, teaching evaluations, or prior specialized training or experience in medical education is desired, but not required.

 Degree Requirements

Required Courses
MSMS 501SSimulation Curriculum and Design I3.0
MSMS 503SBiostatistics in Healthcare Literature3.0
MSMS 504SPrinciples of Assessment: Measurement Theory, Assessment Principles & Tools3.0
MSMS 506SDebriefing in Simulation3.0
MSMS 701SSimulation Laboratory Practicum I4.0
MSMS 702SSimulation Laboratory Practicum II4.0
MSMS 703SSimulation Laboratory Practicum III4.0
MSMS 801SCapstone1.0
MSMS 802SCapstone Project Implementation2.0
Elective Courses
Students must select a minimum of 12 credits from the following:12.0
Sponsored Projects Finance
Scientific Writing and Medical Literature
Leadership Skills
Strategic Planning
Standardized Patient Course
High Fidelity, Low Fidelity and Task Trainers
Interprofessional Education
Fundamentals of Simulation Program Administration
Patient Safety and Simulation
Adult Learning in Healthcare
MSMS Independent Study
Total Credits39.0

 Sample Plan of Study

First Year (Part-Time)
Term 1Credits
MSMS 701SSimulation Laboratory Practicum I4.0
MSMS 501SSimulation Curriculum and Design I3.0
 Term Credits7.0
Term 2
MSMS 504SPrinciples of Assessment: Measurement Theory, Assessment Principles & Tools3.0
MSMS 506SDebriefing in Simulation3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 3
MSMS 503SBiostatistics in Healthcare Literature3.0
MSMS 801SCapstone1.0
MSMS 802SCapstone Project Implementation2.0
 Term Credits6.0
Second Year (Part-Time)
Term 4
MSMS 702SSimulation Laboratory Practicum II4.0
MSMS Simulation in Heathcare Electives*3.0
 Term Credits7.0
Term 5
MSMS 703SSimulation Laboratory Practicum III4.0
MSMS Simulation in Heathcare Electives3.0
 Term Credits7.0
Term 6
MSMS Simulation in Heathcare Electives*6.0
 Term Credits6.0
Total Credit: 39.0
*

 For a list of Medical and Healthcare Simulation electives, view the program's degree requirements.


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