Early obstetric simulators in Australia

Harry Owen and Damian J McDonald
Med J Aust 2013; 198 (8): . || doi: 10.5694/mja13.10130
Published online: 20 May 2013

Simulation became important for obstetric training in the 18th and 19th centuries

The increased numbers of medical students in Australia, coming from a greater number of medical schools, have put pressure on the traditional obstetric education requirement for students to personally deliver babies under supervision. There is a real chance that students may “miss out” on this experience, and universities may need to resort to using simulation to give students those experiences and skills.

  • Harry Owen1,2
  • Damian J McDonald3

  • 1 Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, Flinders University, Adelaide, SA.
  • 2 Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, SA.
  • 3 Health and Medicine, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, NSW.


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