About This Book
Now widely recognized as one of the most effective methods for training future
surgeons, simulation has become an integral part of the multidimensional landscape
that makes up a surgical education curriculum, and its role in surgical training
only continues to grow. But no matter how advanced or complex the simulation
tool, it is of little use without a knowledgeable educator and a well-prepared
This book provides an overview of the current status of simulation-based training in various surgical disciplines and explains the science of surgical education, from developing a simulation programme to properly assess surgeons-in-training, to transferring the skills acquired through simulation into real-life settings. As such, the book can be used as a guide for understanding the basics of surgical education and the growing role played by simulation-based training.
Table of Contents
1. Surgical Simulation: An Overview; 2. Simulation in Historical Perspective: The History of Medical and Surgical Simulation; 3. The Role of Animal Models in Surgical Training and Assessment; 4. Full Procedural Surgical Simulation; 5. Developing Non-technical Skills; 6. Learning Curves for Simulators; 7. Developing a Simulation Programme; 8. Patient Safety and Simulation; 9. Psychometrics; 10. Future of Surgical Simulation; Author Details
Readership: This guide will be of interest to clinicians, allied healthcare staff, healthcare psychologists and engineers associated with the field of medical simulation.
Prokar Dasgupta is the professor of robotic surgery and urological innovation
at King’s College London and hon. consultant urological surgeon at Guy’s
and St Thomas’ Hospitals. He is the editor-in-chief of the ‘British
Journal of Urology International’.
Kamran Ahmed is an academic clinical lecturer at King’s College London and specialist registrar in urology at Guy’s Hospital.
Peter Jaye is a consultant in emergency medicine at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT) and the director of simulation at GSTT, and leads simulation for King’s Health Partners.
Mohammed Shamim Khan is a consultant urologist at Guy’s Hospital and honorary reader at King’s College London. He is the director of the BAUS Office of Education.