Chair of Simulation and Patient Safety
Chair of Simulation and Patient Safety

 

 

The aims of the Chair are related to the following areas:

>> STRATEGIC

>> TEACHING AND TRAINING

>> RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

>> CONSULTANCY

>> INTERNATIONALIZATION

 

 

STRATEGIC AIMS

E.1. Interact with the Research Groups and Chairs of the UVic-UCC group to promote synergies between researchers to direct the scientific objectives of the Chair.

E.2. Collaborate with primary, hospital, and public health professionals within the territory.

E.3. Promote joint participation in the research projects of the Chair with the different research structures of the UVic-UCC (research groups, other Chairs, research centres, faculties) taking advantage of the synergies that can be established to contribute to the fulfilment of the scientific objectives of the Chair.

E.4. Identify common scientific challenges with primary, hospital and public health professionals within the territory in order to define collaborative projects jointly.

E.5. Collaborate with the other research structures of the university (research groups, Chairs, research centres, faculties) in the development of scientific dissemination activities.

E.6. Establish a mechanism for the coordination of the Chair with agents and social representatives in order to research and prevent adverse events within the UVic-UCC regional area.

 

TEACHING AND TRAINING AIMS

F.1. Integrate patient safety and simulation as key elements in Healthcare Science programmes (both specifically and transversally).

 

F.1.1. Objective for Undergraduate programmes:

F.1.1.1. Integrate patient safety in the curricula, emphasising the importance of simulation techniques in undergraduate programmes.

F.1.1.2. Advise the three Healthcare Faculties (FCSM, FCSB, FM) regarding the accreditation of professional healthcare competencies with ACOES (an objective structured clinical evaluation system).

By means of an agreement with the General Directorate for Professional Planning and Health Regulation of the Department of Health, assuming the responsibility of the accreditation of health professions in the UVic-UCC as a management task.

 

F.1.2. Objective for Postgraduate programmes:

F.1.2.1. Integrate patient safety in the curricula, emphasising the importance of simulation techniques in postgraduate programmes.

 

F.1.3. Objective for Lifelong learning (SIMDAYS and others):

F.1.3.1. Respond with training programmes, workshops and simulation techniques, to the needs identified in the health and social sectors.

 

F.1.4. Objective for Vocational Training:

F.1.4.1. Design simulation laboratories in vocational training programmes (FP with internships in companies): clinical assistants, radiologist technicians ...

By means of an agreement with the Department of Education.

 

F.2. Educate citizens in the prevention of adverse events to facilitate their empowerment.

 

RESEARCH AND INNOVATION AIMS

R.1. Advance in the field of research and innovation in aspects related to patient safety.

R.2. Advance in the field of research and innovation in aspects related to simulation methodology.

R.3. Explore the use of technology for better health education.

R.4. Foster programmes in undergraduate degrees and postgraduate studies (pre-doctoral and postdoctoral stage) in the methodology of research and in the epidemiology of adverse events.

 

CONSULTANCY AIMS

C.1. Support both public and private organisations in Catalonia, the rest of Spain, and internationally, for the design, implementation, and evaluation of services and programmes, with patient safety projects and simulation, including context evaluation, design and planning, teaching content, leadership support, monitoring of implementation and quantitative and qualitative results assessment.

 

INTERNATIONALIZATION AIMS

I.1. Foster the internationalisation of the Chair through relationships with other international organisations.

I.2. Promote the mutual recognition of other international universities.

I.3. Prepare and implement training programmes that respond to the training needs of other countries (eg: Cuba, Chile ...).

I.4 Conduct national and international conferences at UVic-UCC on patient safety and simulation methodology.