With the goal of excellence in clinical care and patient welfare, the Faculty of Health Sciences has provided simulation based education for thousands of health sciences students in clinical and surgical skills over the past 7 years. Recognizing the growing importance of patient simulation and surgical skills in health sciences education, the New Medical Building at Queen's University houses 8,000 square feet of clinical simulation space.
The Office of Continuing Professional Development's mission is to provide challenging and innovative interprofessional educational programs, to meet the learning needs of health care practitioners in our region, to promote evidence-informed, cost-effective, collaborative, patient-centred healthcare.
The Faculty Development office exists to aid faculty in attaining the skills relevant to their roles as educators, researchers, administrators and scholars. We believe that these efforts will help to sustain the vitality of the Faculty of Health Sciences both now and in the future and help us to attain the Faculty vision. Programs are open to both full-time and adjunct faculty teaching in the Faculty of Health Sciences.
The Clinical Education Centre is a unique educational facility synonymous with the “caring” part of health care. It complements the traditional opportunities for health sciences students to learn and develop their clinical and communication skills. The product of a university/corporate partnership within the health sciences disciplines, the Centre encompasses inter-professional learning opportunities and state-of-the-art technology.
The Office of Health Sciences Education (OHSE) provides leadership in scholarship and innovation in teaching and learning. The goals are to promote and enhance research and scholarship in teaching and learning, to assist in the development, dissemination, and evaluation of innovation in teaching and learning, and to promote the value of teaching in Faculty of Health Sciences.
In the Patient Simulation Lab, at the School of Nursing, students learn essential clinical skills and practice critical thinking during simulation scenarios that closely resemble "real life". Nursing faculty members teach, coach and help students hone important techniques, work on their clinical reasoning skills and learn to work as a team. Working in the lab means students practice in a safe environment and are better prepared for working with patients and their families in clinical placements.