General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Theatre for standardised/simulated patient medical training
Language English
Module lecturer dr Dagmara Gizło
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position PhD
Faculty Faculty of English
Semester 2023/2024 (winter)
Duration 15
USOS code 15-TFS-AMU-PIE-11


Module aim (aims)

The aim of the course is for the students to get to know theatrical techniques and the theories behind them in the context of the simulated patient methodology. The students will learn to understand the acting techniques and ways in which the SPs portray the patient. The interconnectedness of acting, directing and SP coaching will be delineated. Elements of training the Standardised Patients will be introduced. 

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

Some previous knowledge on the simulated patient methodology is welcome but not necessary  

English at B2 level 


Week 1: The simulated patient methodology 

Week 2: Theatrical techniques and theories and the simulated patient methodology 

Week 3: Acting techniques and ways of portraying the patient by an SP  

Week 4: Interconnectedness of acting, directing and SP coaching 

Week 5: Elements of simulated patient training 

Week 6: SP in medical training and contemporary psychology

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