Scenario Design

The IPE team has completed a few trainings on simulation and scenario design. Here are our key takeaways from the work completed so far.

1) Designing a case, designing a scenario, and designing a simulation are all different things.

2) Typically, scenarios are designed to immerse students in less frequent and high stakes situations.

3) It is important to fully understand how to design a scenario within one discipline before attempting to design a multidisciplinary scenario.

4) When designing a scenario for a simulation, the scenario isn’t long (15 minutes) and therefore it has to be designed in a way that the students can complete the simulation within that time frame.

5) The Bambini model for scenario design is a very useful approach and each scenario contains an initial phase, an intermediate phase, and a final phase.

6) Each scenario should include a ‘trigger’ that challenges the students to use their clinical reasoning skills in order to decide on an intervention plan.

In addition, the team has designed a 6-step guide called How to Design a Scenario and an accompanying tutorial. To access these, please use the following links.

To access the guide and lexicon, please use the following link.

How to design a scenario.pdf

To access the tutorial, please use the following link.

How to design a scenario.mp4

Last Modified: May 26, 2023