HLTH418-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Special Topic: Conversational Debriefing in the Clinical Practice

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023


This course examines debriefing strategies as a conversational tool to review actual and simulated events occurring in clinical settings. A range of strategies will be explored and utilised to analyse the actions of individuals and interprofessional teams. Participants will apply debriefing models and reflect on the outcomes and human factors that drive actions in practice with an intent to improve or sustain performance in the future.

Learning Outcomes

1. Critically review debriefing models as used in the healthcare environment of Aotearoa New Zealand.
2. Critically examine and evaluate how debriefing models are applied to improve human factors and enhance interprofessional healthcare practice.
3. Critically apply and evaluate the use of debriefing models through a range of simulation experiences within the context of Aotearoa New Zealand


Subject to approval of the Head of School

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01-P1 Tuesday 09:00 - 15:30 Manawa HREF HP207 (30/5)
Manawa HREF HP202 (30/5-31/5)
29 May - 4 Jun
01-P2 Wednesday 09:00 - 15:30 Manawa HREF HP202 (30/5-31/5)
Manawa HREF HP213 (31/5)
29 May - 4 Jun
Optional A (Optional)
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 15:30 Manawa HREF HP207
27 Mar - 2 Apr
1 May - 7 May
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 15:30 Manawa HREF HP308 (28/2)
Manawa HREF HP307 (28/3-2/5)
27 Feb - 5 Mar
27 Mar - 2 Apr
1 May - 7 May

Course Coordinator

Wendy Maddocks


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Review of Debriefing Models 45% Review of Debriefing Models
Simulation and Debrief 10% Simulation and Debrief
Application of a Debriefing Model 45% Application of a Debriefing Model

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,079.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 20

For further information see School of Health Sciences .

All HLTH418 Occurrences

  • HLTH418-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023