Simulation courses and training sessions
More than 30,000 students from home and abroad train at CAMES each year. Get an overview of our different simulation training offers.
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When more than 30,000 students from home and abroad choose to improve their skills at CAMES every year, it is because we continuously develop and adapt our simulation training so that you can strengthen exactly those competences that you find most important.
If you see a need for a training programme that we do not yet offer, please feel free to contact us. Here in the overview you will find training offers that match your field? Click through the overview - and see if you find something relevant to you.
You can also read more about our training concepts and technical simulation courses on this page.
- All courses
- Technical courses
- Courses for Doctors
- Courses for medical students
- Courses for trainers
- Courses for nurses
- Courses for occupational and physiotherapists
- Interprofessional courses
- Prehospital courses
- Patients as educators
Here you will find all current courses offered by CAMES
Here you will find all current courses that we offer at CAMES Rigshospitalet. These are what we call technical simulation courses.
Courses targeted at medical students
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Here you will find courses aimed at health educators in simulation-based training
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Here you will find courses targeted at nurses.
Here you will find courses aimed at occupational and physiotherapists
Here you will find simulation-based courses that move across health professions
Here you will find courses aimed at healthcare professionals in the prehospital sector.
At CAMES, we find that the students and healthcare professionals we train want to have patients and relatives directly involved in the teaching. Find out more here.
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Training and education at CAMES
When thousands of students choose to be trained at CAMES every year, it is not only because we are part of the Capital Region. Our students come from all over the country - and increasingly from abroad. So if you want to explain the demand, perhaps you need to look at the philosophy behind CAMES' training.
We believe that all health professionals should have the opportunity to train. Not only before you do something for the first time, but also when you want to maintain your competence as a specialist and top performer.
This thinking has been a mantra at CAMES for the past 25 years. Today, almost all our programmes therefore include one or more practical elements. This can be concrete skills training, role-playing, simulated patients, virtual reality, full-scale simulations with debriefing or training with real patients and relatives, extras, animal models or similar. This type of training allows you to use yourself and your skills and be challenged to match your current level.
The length of the education and training courses at CAMES varies according to need. From very short one-hour courses - to longer training courses over months. Some of the training courses end with tests, exams and certificates. Others with a reflection and the launching of development initiatives.
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Find your way
Virtual tour: check out our facilities for technical courses
CAMES Rigshospitalet is equipped with state-of-the-art training equipment, which is used for our technical simulation courses and training. Check it out for yourself with a virtual tour of our premises. When you get around to the different facilities, you can read more about the equipment, purpose - and course activities associated with them.
You can use the slider with the arrows to get around to the different rooms on the 4th floor and CAMES Robotics on the ground floor.
The Patient Teachers programme at CAMES
CAMES has 10 years of experience in bringing patients and family members of patients directly into the education of 5000 students and health professionals each year.
The Patient Teachers programme integrates humanistic and patient-centered approaches. By doing so, students and health professionals do not only learn about patients, but also from patients. Patients with chronic conditions and psychiatric diagnoses, in particular, can bring unique insights and experience to the education og health professionals.
The benefits of the active involvement of patients in educating health professionals are well recognized. At CAMES we continuously work to refine the concept. That’s why we are leading in the field of patient involvement in educational settings.
Learn more about how you can involve Patient Teachers and family members of patients in education and how to become a Patient Teacher. You can also watch the video with Augusta, who shares how she works as a Patient teacher.
Simulation courses using digital and innovative technology
The digital revolution in health is here to stay and it has major implications for patients, the medical profession and the education of health professionals.
CAMES wants to help put this on the agenda by offering training and courses that equip healthcare professionals to deal with the new demands and conditions. In concrete terms, this means being able to use new technology in supportive and innovative ways.
See here which course concepts we can offer. Please contact us if you are curious to know more.
We train and simulate with the Health Platform to increase patient safety. CAMES collaborates with CIMT, educational institutions and clinical practice to develop and implement the use of the SP training environment in simulation-based courses and training.
Health education students are not taught or introduced to the Health Platform at their educational institutions, but they can at CAMES, where we train with SP in simulated situations similar to everyday clinical practice. We offer training for both healthcare students and experienced clinicians.
A specialised team across CAMES and CIMT offers to develop digital solutions adapted to the medical education and skills development taking place in your hospital. The whole effort is tailored to your needs, so that together we ensure a patient-safe use of SP, leading to a more appropriate use of SP and consequently satisfactory clinical workflows for you.
If you want to know more, please contact Trine Grundtvig Jensen at email@example.com
Expand the palette of consultation forms and let video consultation have a qualified place in your awareness and everyday life. CAMES is behind a new training concept to equip clinicians with both the knowledge and motivation - to occasionally choose video consultation over, for example, face-to-face or telephone.
The course concept consists of:
1) E-learning course (free) Download it here
2) Optional attendance course (On demand)
The optional attendance course should be seen as an extension and deepening of e-learning, where, for example, as a department you have the opportunity to engage in a more dialogical and exercise-based space.
Please contact us if you are curious to know more.
The course was originally developed for doctors, but is aimed at all clinicians who have patient interviews as part of their work.
The aim is to inspire and motivate the clinician to start using video consultation - when it is meaningful.
The course will hopefully initiate reflection on the choice of consultation modality, challenging old habits and patterns.
The e-learning course can stand alone, but it can be combined with an attendance course, which each department can request from CAMES Rigshospitalet. (see contact details below)
Completion of the e-learning takes about 20-30 minutes
The e-learning contains 4 modules:
1. Choice of consultation form
a. When are the different forms suitable and what can video in particular offer?
2. Contact and relationship
a. When the consultation takes place via video
3. Technical guide
a. Conducting video consultation via SP
4. Implementation and training
a. Guide on how you and your department can work with implementation
At the end of the e-learning, the possibility of booking a 4-hour attendance course in CAMES is presented
The e-learning course has been developed with the help of Rigshospitalets digitalisation unit and Bornholms Hospital
Go directly to the course here.
Video Consultation Course (4 hours)
The course is a half-day course and requires completion of the above e-learning.
The course includes patient presentations, dialogue and reflection on own practice as well as supervised training in the SP training environment.
The course is facilitated by:
- a communications consultant
- SP experts
The target group is health professionals (doctors, nurses, etc.) who work with SP in their daily work.
Contact us if you want to know more about the course and price.
Virtual Reality (VR) is quietly gaining ground all around the education chain when it comes to various simulation-based training activities in the healthcare sector.
For us at CAMES, it is crucial to be at the forefront of developments and to contribute to them. Ultimately, it is about offering the best available VR-based educational concepts to doctors, nurses and students.
The film shows a concrete example from a CAMES development project related to simulation training of medical students' communicative and relational competences. Here, the students use VR as a method to put themselves in the shoes of others in difficult conversations with patients and relatives.
In this article - "Can VR make doctors better at talking to relatives?" - published in the Researcher Zone, you can read more about our work in this area.
Please contact us if you want to know more about how we work with VR in medical education - and how we can help you and possibly collaborate on development, specific course concepts, etc.
Anne Marie Skaarup
Special consultant, course leader
Phone: 51426406 / mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Training medical students' communication skills with VR
Many patients bring relatives to medical appointments. So far, medical students have not practiced these complex conversations, as they are difficult to simulate in a standardized and safe way at beginner level.
A new training concept, based in part on a conversation film, has changed that. The film is the starting point for participant-based role-plays in which students try out for themselves what it is like to take part in conversations as a relative, a patient and a doctor respectively.
The talkie is recorded in both 2D and 3D formats. The formats can be used as two different methods to empathise with and understand the perspective of the carer, the patient and the doctor respectively in a conversation. We have so far implemented the new training concept using the 2D format. Pilot tests with the 3D format - where students experience the conversation through VR glasses - indicate that students can better put themselves in the place of the patient, doctor or carer. Especially compared to the 2D format.
Since autumn 2022, the training concept has been used in the compulsory communication course for medical students in the 4th semester of the Master's programme.