Students undergoing training under Divine Word University’s Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, or MBBS program, will benefit from the two simulation rooms for enhanced learning.
The simulation rooms are nearing completion at the Madang Campus, and will be ready for use in the 2017 Academic Year.
Two academic staff , Doctors, Harry Aigeeleng and John Benjamin, returned from a fact-finding mission at the Cabrini Hospital in Melbourne, Australia where they studied how simulation rooms are used.
Both doctors said their visit would yield great learning returns for doctors-in-training.
This will help with the configuration and preparation for their use.
Simulation is a very powerful tool, and a new trend in assisting medical training around the world where learning takes place in specially designed rooms.
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dr. Clement Malau, said DWU’s MBBS program, focuses on training rural doctors.
Last Friday, National Planning and Monitoring Department’s First Assistant Secretary, Joshua Himina, led a team who visited the new building complex, and were impressed with its progress.
It will house lecture rooms, seminar rooms, two simulation rooms, and office for the faculty staff.
In the meantime, the National Health Department approved DWU to rollout the MBBS program which will see students continue to second year with new intakes for next year.