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Optimising Learning with Task Trainers (OLTT)


Teaching and learning of procedures and/ or surgical operations involves development of knowledge, psychomotor and cognitive skills. Simulation improves patient safety as it allows learning and practice away from the patient, so task trainers are often used to aid skills development. Task trainers may be used to teach basic skills (e.g. suturing sets, intubation models, catheter insertion models) or more advanced surgical skills (e.g. laparoscopic box trainers, computerised endoscopy units, animal and/or cadaveric models). Optimal use of task trainers in skills development involves using effective teaching methods in a well-designed curriculum that is integrated with the overall curriculum for the learners.

Course Objectives

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

• Discuss benefits of using task trainers in skills development
• Discuss limitations of using task trainers in skills development
• Describe models of skills development and training
• Describe the role of feedback in task trainer-based skills development
• Design a learning plan that uses a task trainer to support the development of a skill

Who Should Attend

 • Faculty who are responsible for creating programs for development of procedural or surgical skills in their learners.
 • All faculty who teach procedural and/or surgical skills using task trainers.
Course Date
[Pre-Congress Workshop] Thursday, 20 September 2018
Registration closing date: TBA

8:30am – 3:00pm
Course Fees (GST Inclusive):
$267.50 (After Subsidy from Surgery ACP) 
Course Brochure
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