Simulation Training: Fundamentals and Applications

Improving Professional Practice Through Simulation Training

  • Philippe Fauquet-Alekhine
  • Nane Pehuet

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Christine Vidal-Gomel, Philippe Fauquet-Alekhine
    Pages 1-29
  3. Marc Labrucherie
    Pages 31-57
  4. Philippe Fauquet-Alekhine, Carole Maridonneau
    Pages 59-85
  5. Thomas Geeraerts, Fabien Trabold
    Pages 87-94
  6. Luc Soler, Jacques Marescaux
    Pages 95-117
  7. Philippe Fauquet-Alekhine, Nane Pehuet
    Pages 137-139
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 141-148

About this book


Drawing on decades of industrial experience, this insightful and practical guide uses case studies and an interdisciplinary perspective to explain the fundamentals of simulation training to improve performance of high-risk professional activities. It seeks to identify those conditions under which simulation training has been shown to improve professional practice while employing extensive real examples. Simulation Training: Fundamentals and Application helps readers to develop their own synthesis of the simulation learning method and to use such training to enhance their skills and performance. Case studies demonstrate five specific theatres of professional practice - the nuclear-power industry, aeronautics, surgery, anesthesia, and metallurgy – and then detailed analysis highlights the common factors and key results. The authors' background as  Human Factors Consultant, Physicist, Psychologist, and Occupational Didactics expert has enriched studies of humans in work situations, work organization and management. Authors have also been involved in pedagogical conception of experimental training on simulators based on their professional experience. The book is useful to practitioners, researchers and students, both in industry and in university. It is clearly cross disciplinary as it presents and discusses applications in engineering, professional practice (airline pilots) and medicine.


Computer simulation training Computer-assisted professional training Learning technical skills Nuclear plant operator training Nuclear reactor operations Occupational training Operating room training Pilot training simulators Professional practice preparation Simulation and gaming Surgical procedure simulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Philippe Fauquet-Alekhine
    • 1
  • Nane Pehuet
    • 2
  1. 1.Chinon Nuclear Power PlantAvoineFrance
  2. 2.CNRS-INSHSParisFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-19913-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-19914-6
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