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Simulation-Based Learning in Public Health

October 26, 2010. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Chris Soderquist, Founder and President of Pontifex Consulting, provides overview of why learning through computer-based learning labs facilitates the development of systemic understanding.

Quick Facts

Topics: Tools and Resources

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

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Description

Public health is necessarily concerned with issues that range over long time periods and broad areas and regions. In this one hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, Chris Soderquist, Founder and President of Pontifex Consulting, provides overview of why learning through computer-based learning labs facilitates the development of systemic understanding. Participants learn how to identify appropriate issues for simulation-based learning, including next steps to build their capacity for developing effective simulations.

Air date: October 26, 2010

Learning Objectives

  • Describe why simulation-based learning can be an effective tool for learning about public health issues
  • Identify issues suitable for simulation-based learning
  • Develop a plan for building and implementing simulation-based learning

Intended Audience

Local and state public health practitioners; Public health nurses; Local and state emergency management staff; Anyone in the field of public health, especially those responsible for policy/strategy formulation

Slides

Quick Facts

Topics: Tools and Resources

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

Presenter

Chris Soderquist is the founder and President of Pontifex Consulting, an organization created to work with individuals, teams, and organizations in building their capacity to develop strategic solutions to complex issues. For over 15 years, he has worked with Fortune 100 companies, international development organizations, national and state government organizations, and communities to help them create the future they desire. Chris is a guest lecturer at the Darden School of Business (University of Virginia) in their Executive Education Program, and on the Boeing Engineering Leadership Program's development team. He is a contributing author to The Change Handbook (Berrett-Koehler, 1999). He has extensive experience in applying systems to public health, consulting with the CDC on child abuse prevention, and with the state of Georgia on childhood obesity, low birth weight, and trauma. He has also developed "systems thinking for health policy" trainings for state legislators (Georgia and Kansas).

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