Welcome to the Victorian Simulated Patient Network (VSPN) website. Health Workforce Australia (HWA) have funded the development of the VSPN as part of several Simulated Learning Environments projects being implemented across the state and through the Clinical Placement Networks.
VSPN is a central repository of materials on Simulated Patient (SP) methodology. We define SPs as people well trained to portray real patients. SPs work with students and clinicians and in all health professional disciplines.
The VSPN website consists of thirteen modules that are designed to support the uptake and quality assurance of SP practice.
The modules are likely to be of interest to teachers, clinicians, program administrators, clinical skills program leads and SPs.
Each module is designed to take up to two hours. There is no formal assessment in the modules. Certificates of completion can be downloaded for each module.
Access to the modules is available after completing the membership application.