Simulation Based Learning Advisory Committee

Advisory Committee to the Clinical Learning and Assessment Committee


The minutes and documents for this committee are located on SharePoint. Access to the SharePoint site is for members or approved support staff only.



  • Elected by the Committee


  • MBBS Program Authority (ex officio) and representative for St George and Sutherland Clinical School
  • Simulation representative for CLAC and Simulation Education across all Clinical Schools 
  • Coordinator of the Faculty's Clinical Skills Program and Chair of CLAC
  • Additional members
    • Representative from Primary Care
    • Prince of Wales Clinical School
    • School of Women's & Children's Health
    • School of Psychiatry
    • St Vincent's Clinical School
    • St George and Sutherland Clinical School
    • South Western Sydney Clinical School
    • Rural Clinical School
      • Coffs Harbour Campus
      • Port Macquarie Campus
      • Wagga Wagga Campus
      • Albury Campus
  • A representative from the administrative staff of the clinical teaching sites
  • MedSoc student representative

Administrative Support

  • Representative of the Medicine Education & Student Office

Governance Structure

  • The SBL Advisory Committee will forward any recommendations to CLAC for review. CLAC is then reportable to the Curriculum Development Committee.

Terms of Reference and Responsibilities

  • To continuously develop a framework which effectively integrates SBL across all phases of the program and into the current curriculum
  • To review all SBL activities to ensure that they supplement and enhance the clinical education of medical students
  • To ensure that SBL is aligned with graduate capabilities and the UNSW Medicine procedural and physical examination skills teaching guidelines and promotes transfer of skills into clinical practice
  • To ensure that SBL is evidence based and standardised across clinical schools where possible
  • To develop the use of SBL to teach patient centred care, interprofessional collaboration, communication and teamwork skills to students in an interprofessional learning environment
  • To develop guidelines for simulation educators and the training of simulation educators across the clinical schools based on national standards
  • To advise on the use of simulation technology in medical student assessment

Note that there is crossover with the Clinical Learning and Assessment Committee but the following areas of responsibility will now also come under the SBL Advisory Committee

Development and continuation standardised patient program involving:

  • Recruitment and training of simulated patients for teaching and assessment activities
  • Development of standardised scripts for simulated patients
  • Recruitment and training of standardised patients for teaching and assessment activities.
  • Selection of simulated and standardised patients for clinical examinations.

Development and continuation of standardised teaching and assessment of procedural skills.

  • Development of standardised teaching program for procedural skills.
  • Acquisition of resources for clinical teaching sites for training in procedural skills
  • Development of standardised assessment for procedural skills

Frequency and Location of Meetings

Approximately once every 3 months for 1 and a half hours averaging 4 meetings per year at the UNSW Kensington Campus

Structure and Review

  • There is no set time limit for committee membership but at all times there should be a sitting representative from Kensington campus, all the clinical schools (including all rural clinical schools), CLAC, General Practice, Psychiatry and MedSoc.
  • The position of Chair of the SBL Advisory Committee is voted by the Committee members and should be rotated between the committee members
  • The composition of the Committee may be reviewed if new working parties or other bodies involved in developing and/or oversight of the new curriculum are established.