Medicine: launch of Simulabo, an innovative training tool
The improvement of the training and updating of medical students and professionals is the objective of “Simulabo”, the innovative educational tool for the simulation of diagnostic and therapeutic processes, even complex ones, providing a high fidelity reproduction of the physiology and pathophysiology of the human body, from neonatal age to adulthood.
The “Simulabo” laboratory was inaugurated at Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa in the presence of the coordinators Michele Emdin and Claudio Passino, Professors of Cardiology at Sant’Anna’s Institute of Life Sciences, and Pierdomenico Perata, Rector of Sant’Anna School.
This tool will provide medical students at Sant’Anna School and University of Pisa with better training opportunities than many other Italian universities. It will also be possible to open “Simulabo” to other healthcare professionals already placed in a working context.
“Simulation with computer programmes for the development of interactive clinical cases represents an innovative method that allows participants to have an active role in the ‘management’ of patients and use the experiential laboratory, an experimental educational laboratory, suitable for a wide range of activities. Trainees can come into contact with international scientific ‘opinion leaders’ to understand how to develop preclinical research projects and clinical trials, and meet with doctors, nurses, administrators and policymakers to learn and understand political, economic and social correlates of the healthcare system”, said Emdin and Passino.