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After several years on hiatus, the undergraduate “Introduction to Medical Simulation” course returns as a section of “Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering” (BMME 490).

This entry-level medical simulation course focuses on understanding the integration of simulation technology into clinical education, patient safety, and research applications to include the teamwork and communication skills (TeamSTEPPS) related to these applications.

The course is being taught by Gene Hobbs, who is a former Director of Simulation in the School of Medicine and manages the Surgical Skills Lab for the Departments of Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, and Otolaryngology. He is a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator with a background in both simulation based education and research.

For Biomedical Engineering majors, the class will count as an Stem/Advised Engineering elective. Students from any major are encouraged to reach out to the instructor as space is limited. Prerequisites include: BIOL 101, BMME 160 or BMME 205, and BMME 150 or BMME 209, BMME 301, or equivalent courses, Permission of Instructor.

Huge thanks to the Joint UNC/ NCSU Department of Biomedical Engineering for providing the course with a new home. This course was dropped in 2016 when time and faculty constraints became a challenge. Thanks also to Cell Biology for their early support of this program (Formerly CBIO 400)

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