Keystones Apex in Simulation-Based Education

Keystones Apex in Simulation-Based Education
Upcoming Course:
Mon, May 07, 2018 to Fri, May 11, 2018
1001 Fanshawe College Blvd
London, Ontario
Course Fee:
$2,500 + HST (member discount available)
Class Size Limited to:

Complete all coursework for a Keystones of Simulation Certification in 1 week!

The new Keystones Apex program is a 1-week intensive and immersive learning program in planning, developing, facilitating and debriefing simulation-based learning in healthcare.

The Keystones of Healthcare Simulation is a certificate program designed for educators who wish to pursue dedicated training and recognition of their skills in simulation-based education. This program supports participants in developing their careers as simulationists, in roles such as educators, leaders, scholars and faculty developers. The Keystones experience is grounded in networking and collaboration. Connections made within this program will be nurtured to further develop practice within the simulation community.​

The Keystones Apex program covers all the coursework required to attain the Keystones Certification (additional independent reflection and project work is also required; see the Keystones Certification details for more information). Note: the fee for the Keystones Certification program is not included in the fee for this Keystones Apex course.

For those already enrolled in Keystones, or who have completed 1 or 2 of our courses and would like to participate in part of this program, please contact us via

Who will benefit?

Educators, quality improvement leads, and patient safety officers with an interest in simulation will benefit from this consolidated program that covers all the critical knowledge and skills to work as a professional simulationist.

What will I learn?

Keystones Apex covers content from a number of our other foundational simulationist courses. Key topics covered include:

  • An overall view of what simulation is, why it works, and what makes it wok most effectively
  • The variety of simulation modalities available and their strengths
  • Creating simulations and writing simulation scenarios
  • Preparing learners for simulation, facilitating a scenario, and debriefing
  • Working with standardized patients and role-playing
  • The state of the science in simulation-based learning
  • Using simulation for interprofessional education

Learning outcomes & benefits

Participants will gain the practical skills that can be immediately be applied on the job. At the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Integrate simulations into an educational program
  • Select a simulation modality to best meet particular learning objectives
  • Design, write and run a simulation scenario
  • Brief and debrief simulation participants
  • Advocate for the proven value of simulation