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A system that tries to replicate a psychomotor skill, procedure or the experience of providing for the physiological, educational or emotional needs of a patient


Standardized/Simulated Patients are individuals who are trained to portray a patient with a specific condition in a realistic, standardized and repeatable way (where portrayal/presentation varies based only on learner performance). SPs can be used for teaching and assessment of learners including but not limited to history/consultation, physical examination and other clinical skills in simulated clinical environments. SPs can also be used to give feedback and evaluate student performance.

Summative Evaluation

Evaluation occurring at the end of a learning period where learners are provided with feedback about their attainment of learning objectives. A process for determining the competence of a person engaged in a healthcare activity for the purpose of certifying with reasonable certainty that they are able to perform that activity in practice

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