CAMES Surgical Simulation Masterclass

The CAMES Surgical Simulation Masterclass is designed to teach leaders and medical educators how to develop, implement, and run an evidence-based simulation program for surgical training.

Based on solid theoretical frameworks, the intensive one-week masterclass will have a practical focus on the use of effective and evidence-based teaching methods that allows participants to directly implement the learned skills in their own context.

Learn to

  • Design a curriculum
  • Develop dedicated custom-built training models
  • Use effective and evidence-based teaching methods for surgical training and simulation-based certification (mastery learning)
  • Plan and conduct research studies regarding surgical simulation

Course Overview and Description

The CAMES Surgical Simulation Masterclass consists of intensive lectures, group discussions, workshops, and hands-on train-the-trainer courses with phantoms, virtual-reality simulators, and live animals. Number of participants is limited to allow for an intensive format.

Basic Steps in Curriculum Design

Designing a simulation-based curriculum, whether for a program, a course, or a single session, should follow a step-wise approach.  Kern et. al. outlined a six-step approach to curriculum development including:

  1. Problem Identification and General Needs Assessment
  2. Targeted Needs Assessment
  3. Formulation of Goals and Objectives
  4. Selection of Educational Strategies
  5. Methods for Implementation
  6. Evaluation and Feedback

Practical information

17-21 June 2019

Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education and Simulation, Frederiks V ́s vej 11., 2100 Copenhagen

Who can apply
Surgeons with responsibilities in education
Simulation Centre Faculty
Medical Educators
Course Directors

Course fee
3,000 EUR

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Questions? Contact
Leizl Joy Nayahangan
Research Associate – Simulation and curriculum design
+45 3545 5424

Recommendations from former participants

recommends the course to their colleagues.

Good mix of theory and practical sessions.

Thank you for your honesty, openness, sharing and positive and critical attitudes. This is how learning climates should be.

Two areas of learning interested me the most: to set-up a clear and specific outcome and to make education research-driven. We will start to set-up research and reform the curriculum.

Course Organizers

Lars Konge

MD, PhD, Professor.
Head of Research and the Simulation Center
CAMES Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark

Leizl Joy Nayahangan

Research Associate (Simulation and curriculum design)
CAMES Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark

Anne Mette Mørcke

MD, PhD., Associate Professor
Head of CAMES Rigshospitalet
CAMES Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark

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CAMES is a world class simulation center with dedicated state-of the art facilities equipped with virtual reality simulators, mannequin-based simulators, and wet-laboratories with provision for live animal and cadaver training. CAMES offers more than 50 evidenced-based training programs following the mastery learning approach and is a leading center for technical simulation research with more than 60 publications annually.

It is the mission of Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education and Simulation (CAMES) to stand for education, research and development with the ultimate goal of promoting the quality and safety of patient care.

It is the vision of CAMES to develop and provide evidence-based programs for healthcare professionals at a top international level.

CAMES Rigshospitalet was founded in 2004. It is a research, development and service provider for pre-graduate and postgraduate health education at the University of Copenhagen, and the postgraduate medical training at the Capital Region of Denmark. CAMES offers many courses including basic procedural skills, resuscitation skills, and patient encounter skills trained using simulated patients. Over the years, the repertoire of clinical skills was widened to include a variety of physical examination skills, ultrasound skills, and resuscitation at various levels, inter-professional skills, and patient communication skills. All courses are tailored to students’ academic years. The strong focus on technical (mainly surgical) skills distinguishes the centre from most simulation centres. Our Simulation Centre has a simple, yet crucial vision: “All doctors should practice before performing procedures on patients”.

CAMES has a strong research and development profile, mainly within medical education and simulation. During 2016, 6 PhDs and 62 scientific publications have emanated from CAMES and the research activity is steadily increasing.

List of publications

See a full list of CAMES publications here.

CAMES Surgical Simulation Masterclass is a collaboration between: