Validation of PG Certificate

Good news!

The PG Cert has been jointly validated by Brighton & Sussex Universities. The application process will therefore change very soon for those wanting to embark upon the PG Cert from April 1st onwards. For those of you who have already attended the modules and are waiting to submit work for assessment, you will have to apply online after this date which then provides access to student central and various study skills available to PG students.

Each of you will be emailed soon to explain the process in full, but if in doubt contact Andy Collins.

Bursaries are available for both simulation based modules (but not for MDM28).

For applicants wishing to study on the modules for CPD purposes then please use the single module application form (see hyperlink under courses).


One Day Workshops for all healthcare practitioners (CPD)

For busy clinicians who want to attend the one day workshops involving simulation related activities, the dates are:

  1. Using Simulated Patients in Healthcare Education:  Tuesday May 17th at the Falmer Campus (Room: Bevendean 103), University of Brighton.
  2. Peer Observation of Teaching Training: Thursday June 16th (Room TBC).

These events are funded through HEE (KSS) and are therefore free to applicants. Please contact Andy Collins for bookings ( ).


Commissioned places for one day workshops

We are pleased to announce that further commissioned places will be available for those wanting to update parts of their educational practice on our range of one day workshops for clinicians. HE (KSS) have agreed to fund 50 places on these workshops from April 2016 and the dates of these workshops will be announced in due course.


New funding for 2016-17!!

Good News!!

Health Education (KSS) have commissioned further places for simulation practitioners in healthcare on both of the Simulation Based Modules (‘Principles & Practice of Simulation in Clinical Practice’, & ‘Feedback and Debriefing in Simulation’) delivered at BSMS through the Sussex Simulation Hub.

In addition they have also commissioned 50 places on a series of  one day workshops from April 2016 onwards (dates and topics TBC).



ASPiH Conference update

The final programme for the conference in the Brighton Centre will be available today through the ASPiH website (see link on the front page). Instructions for presenters in workshops will be provided directly in due course.


The first meeting of the BSMS TEL group was convened on October 1st with the aim of bringing together various work streams across the undergraduate & postgraduate programmes, and to facilitate strategic planning, sharing resources and launching initiatives. The meeting was chaired by Professor Gordon Ferns with Jil Fairclough as deputy chair.

Reports of activities were shared across areas such as Anatomy Teaching, Mobile Medical Education (MoMed), Clinical & Professional Studies Online, SBME, e-portfolios, and the new online formulary (Smart Drug).

The group will meet quarterly.


Ammendment of module

Minor changes to the assessment profile of the course were made at the validation committee, with the result that for MDM 149 (Feedback and Debriefing) a portfolio of experience will have to completed detailing participant’s teaching, reflection and peer observation of any SBME in their teaching role. This will replace the original assessment format (essay & reflective piece).

For those who have already attended the module during 2015 further information will be sent to you individually.


ASPIH Conference 2015 Brighton Centre

The local organising group will be meeting with members of the executive committee later this week in Brighton to finalise some of the arrangements for the November conference. We will be contacting local experts in SBME to participate as facilitators for the abstract sessions. Contact Andy Collins if you are interested.


Conference News at Brighton & Sussex Medical School

Registration is now open for the Annual Health Conference, “Innovating Clinical Practice” at BSMS on Thursday 3rd December, 2015.

Key Note Speakers will be Professor Val Wass OBE, Emeritus Professor of Medical Education and Professor Elizabeth Hughes, Director of education and Health Education (London and South East).

For Further information please email