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Optimising Learning With Task Trainers (OLTT)

Performing procedures and surgical operations requires development of both cognitive and psychomotor skills. Simulation aids skills development, as it allows safe learning and skills practice without compromising patient safety. This workshop introduces educational frameworks of skills development and best practice methods to incorporate simulation with task-trainers into skills development. During this active learning workshop, participants will engage with simulated learners and practice curriculum design.

*Task trainers are suitable for teaching basic and advanced surgical skills (e.g. suturing sets, intubation models, catheter insertion models, laparoscopic box trainers, computerised endoscopy units, animal and/or cadaveric models).


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

  • Discuss the benefits and 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

Target Audience

  • Educators who are responsible for creating programmes for development of procedural/surgical skills in their learners 
  • Educators who teach procedural/surgical skills using task trainers 

Date & Time

22 Oct 2019 

8.30am - 3.00pm

Course Fees (GST Inclusive)


S$321 (For S3 Conference Participant Only)


20 College Road, Singapore 169856 (Located in SGH Campus) 


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