Simulation Curriculum Development, Competency-Based Education, and Continuing Professional Development

  • Jonathan Pirie
  • Liana Kappus
  • Stephanie N. Sudikoff
  • Farhan Bhanji
Part of the Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation book series (CHS)


Simulation-based education offers the potential to support healthcare providers to develop and maintain the essential competencies relevant to clinical practice—in a manner that can help them improve patient care and outcomes. Competency frameworks and models for competency-based education may help support this transformational change in education and assessment. Simulation should be appropriately coupled with other instructional methods to deliver the appropriate curricula for learners. The analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation (ADDIE) model offers a process to develop, implement, and evaluate curricular development. Each of the key phases will be described and the key considerations of each phase will be discussed. Future directions including high-stakes examinations and the development of standardized national curricula are also discussed.


Curriculum development Continuing professional development (CPD) Competency-based education (CBE) Assessment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonathan Pirie
    • 1
  • Liana Kappus
    • 2
  • Stephanie N. Sudikoff
    • 2
    • 3
  • Farhan Bhanji
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Medicine, Department of PaediatricsUniversity of Toronto, The Hospital for Sick ChildrenTorontoCanada
  2. 2.SYN:APSE Center for Learning, Transformation and Innovation, Yale New Haven Health SystemNew HavenUSA
  3. 3.Pediatric Critical CareYale School of MedicineNew HavenUSA
  4. 4.Department of Pediatrics, Centre for Medical EducationMcGill University, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of CanadaMontrealCanada

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