Plan of Study

The course requires a minimum time commitment of 3 hours of self-study per week and the ability to attend synchronous online sessions on Wednesday evenings between 6:30-8:30 pm. Participants are expected to attend all aspects of the course.

The Interprofessional Simulation Facilitation Course is a robust, blended online delivery course. In this 6-week course, there is a combination of synchronous and asynchronous activities comprised over five (5) modules. As you work through the course, you will see a variety of online activities including pre-readings, recorded presentations and other additional resources available for modules 1 to 4. Module 5 will be a face-to-face session where you will apply the knowledge and skills learned from the previous 4 modules. Each module will be completed over a one-week timeline, with the exception of module 4 (Debriefing), which occurs over two weeks. 


This represents a general timeline for the program. The exact delivery model may vary between offerings.

  • Week 1–6: Weekly asynchronous activities (minimum of 3 hours/week) and a synchronous 2-hour online webinar/week
  • Weeks 6–8: One full 8 hour in-person session of application of simulation (sessions may be scheduled at any point in weeks 6-8, learners will receive their scheduled session date near the program start date)

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe and demonstrate the requisite components of an evidence informed simulation-based learning session.
  • Discuss the principles of psychological safety and how simulation facilitators can support the creation of a psychologically safe learning environment.
  • Define interprofessional education and discuss the elements unique to facilitating simulation enhanced interprofessional education (Sim-IPE). 
  • Design a novice level, interprofessional healthcare simulation scenario using a scenario template.
  • Discuss and demonstrate the principles of effective interprofessional facilitation when debriefing.
  • Apply the healthcare simulation standards of best practice to deliver a Sim-IPE session.

The Nova Scotia Health Learning Institute for Health Care Providers offers education programming designed to meet the needs of learners across the province and strengthen our health care system. We are committed to delivering high-quality, evidence-informed programming that enables providers to develop and maintain foundational and specialty competencies.