Medical Simulator Technician Training Program
- Six online lesson modules followed by an on-campus lab. Two day hands-on lab on the University of North Dakota campus.
- Online coursework must be completed before attending an on-campus lab. You have until one week prior to the lab date you registered for to complete the online portion of the course.
- Independent study, work at your own pace
- $2,000 course cost
About Medical Simulator Technician Training
The simulator technician training program is designed to provide you with the fundamental equipment operation and troubleshooting principles for human patient simulation. Modules are designed to build on the knowledge gained from the previous module. The training modules are:
- Pneumatics & Hydraulics
- Debriefing Systems
- Anatomy & Intervention
This Medical Simulator Technician Training Program is comprised of online lesson modules followed by an on-campus lab portion. The online portion of the course (coursework, quizzes and exams), must be completed one week prior to the lab date you registered for. You must have your coursework successfully completed before you attend the mandatory, two day, hands-on lab at the University of North Dakota.
Completing the Course
You have until one week prior to the lab date you registered for to complete the online portion of your course.Upon completion of the online portion of the course you will be required to come to the University of North Dakota campus to attend a 2-day lab.
If you need more time, you may purchase an extension for a cost of $50. This extension will move you from your original lab date to the next available lab (where space allows). Request an extension. If you do not purchase an extension prior to your original completion date, your course will be canceled.
Both days of the lab will be held at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (1301 N. Columbia Rd, Grand Forks, ND).
Travel arrangements and accommodations are the sole responsibility of students. The University of North Dakota will take all reasonable steps to notify you in advance if a scheduled on-campus event will need to be postponed. Unfortunately, however, the University is unable to reimburse student travel expenses, fees or change penalties in the unlikely event of a postponement. For this reason, you are strongly encouraged to make your travel arrangements refundable whenever possible. The University also reminds you to provide your most current contact information and keep it up-to-date at all times.
Who should enroll?
The Medical Simulator Technician Training Program at the University of North Dakota (UND) is designed for the beginner and intermediate Medical Simulator Technician. This course provides you with the fundamental equipment and operation principles for human patient simulation. This class is a great option for:
- New hires
- Individuals who need more technical operations experience
- As a supplement to on-the-job training
- Further knowledge in medical simulation technology theory and practice
Your instructor is Jamie Hamilton. Jamie is the simulator technician for North Dakota Simulation, Teaching and Research for Healthcare Education (ND STAR) at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND. He is also the technology director of Simulation in Motion - North Dakota (SIM-ND). Feel free to contact him at james.hamilton@UND.edu.
Refunds & Withdrawals
- If UND receives your Withdrawal Request Form 1 to 7 calendar days after your registration date, you will be refunded your course registration fee, minus a $35 processing fee.
- No refunds are available if UND receives your Withdrawal Request Form 8+ calendar days after your registration date OR if an attempt at submitting a lesson, quiz or taking a test is made.
- To re-enroll, please register through our website. You'll be charged a $2,000 course fee for re-enrolling.
Online Education at the University of North Dakota
- The University of North Dakota, founded in 1883, is a nationally prominent, student-focused doctoral university with outstanding professional programs, cutting-edge research, and creative scholarship.
- UND is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
- UND enrolls more than 13,000 motivated and academically-prepared undergraduate, graduate and professional students in more than 225 programs of study from every state and more than 85 countries.
- UND has a strong history in distance learning, offering correspondence by mail courses since 1911. Today, more than 7,000 enroll in UND's off-campus and online courses each year.
- Ranked #5 Best Online University in the Nation - EDsmart