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Training The Trainers

This popular and unique course is specially designed for a small group of educators who wish to discover how to use simulators as teaching tools.

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One Brain

The course is lecture and simulation based, and aims to clarify, consolidate and enhance the practice of management of the neurosurgical patient. This is a course designed for post-Primary anaesthetists – CT2, ST3, ST4 and above

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Transport of the Critically Ill Course

This dynamic course will give participants the confidence and knowledge to prepare and transfer a patient in a variety of situations both within the hospital and between hospitals

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Bristol Advanced Simulation Instructors Masterclass

The BASIM (Bristol Advanced Simulation Instructors Master Class) is specially designed for all Educators who wish to improve and develop their debriefing skills.

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Key Compentencies

This is a one day course covering the emergency management of 8 key topics from the Level 1 RCPCH Curriculum and therefore is most suitable for ST2/3s. It would work for ST1s later in their first year or if they have previous paediatric experience.

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Step Up

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Course description:

Using Simulated Scenarios this course looks at the generic and specific skills that are required to function well as a middle grade doctor in Paediatrics. This includes areas such as working within and leading a team, effective communication, organisation in an emergency situation. The scenarios are based around the acute situations you will encounter as a middle grade doctor in a DGH.  This is your opportunity to practice in a SAFE environment.


  • This course is designed to enhance and rehearse the skills required to be a “Registrar” in Paediatrics
  • Team leadership skills
  • Effective communication and organisation in an emergency situation

Target audience: This course is aimed at Paediatric trainees in ST3 and early ST4 but could be attended by ST2s who have completed at least 2 years of paediatrics.

Format: 1 day course

Venue: Bristol Medical Simulation Centre

This course is prepaid for by the Deanery for both Peninsula and Severn trainees. A charge of £85 will be made to those trainees outside of South West. Trainees who do not belong to either Peninsula or Severn Deaneries and wishing to attend this course should contact the BMSC on 0117 342 0108 or email manager@bmsc.co.uk to enquire about availability

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COPE (Confidence in Paediatric Emergencies)

The one day course is delivered annually and forms part of the educational programme for ST4-5 trainees. This course includes both simulated emergency scenarios and interactive workshops.

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Debriefing Course

This one day course aims to build on your debriefing and simulation experience and would suit anyone who wants to enhance this core skill.

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Return to Work: Obs & Gynae

This course is designed to cover the essentials to help Obs and Gynae professionals prepare to Return to Work following a break of 3 months or longer.

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When a Child Dies

Course description: The death of a child is one of the most difficult situations in healthcare and one for which most feel under-prepared. Our innovative one-day simulation course will create a safe environment where all those who care for children can learn about and practice managing the challenges which arise when a child dies. Our supportive, experienced, specialist faculty…

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