Training making it real

Pro vice-chancellor Professor Cobie Rudd outside the simulation tent.
Pro vice-chancellor Professor Cobie Rudd outside the simulation tent.

The portable structure, which can be erected in two minutes, will also allow the university to offer its health simulation programs to communities in rural and regional areas.

Pro vice-chancellor (health advancement) Professor Cobie Rudd, who is the first national teaching fellow in the field of health simulation, said the concept is unique to WA.

‘It can be easily transported, quickly erected and configured to any industry,’ Professor Rudd said.

‘It can tackle issues that are often neglected in terms of training, such as dealing with mass casualties, aggression and organisational system errors.’

Professor Rudd said the scenarios were only limited by imagination.

‘There’s no limit to the scope of this approach and our aim is to span all areas where there’s a need, not just health,’ Professor Rudd said.