Course Overview

The CAMES Surgical Simulation Masterclass consists of intensive lectures, group discussions, workshops, and hands-on train-the-trainer courses with phantoms, virtual-reality simulators, and live animals. Number of participants is limited to allow for an intensive format.

Basic Steps in Curriculum Design

Designing a simulation-based curriculum, whether for a program, a course, or a single session, should follow a step-wise approach. Kern et. al. outlined a six-step approach to curriculum development including:

  1. Problem Identification and General Needs Assessment
  2. Targeted Needs Assessment
  3. Formulation of Goals and Objectives
  4. Selection of Educational Strategies
  5. Methods for Implementation
  6. Evaluation and Feedback