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Simulation Training: Fundamentals and Applications

Improving Professional Practice Through Simulation Training

Simulation Training: Fundamentals and Applications by Philippe Fauquet-Alekhine
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Drawing on decades of industrial experience, this insightful and practical guide uses case studies and an interdisciplinary perspective to explain the fundamentals of simulation training to improve performance of high-risk professional activities. It seeks to identify those conditions under which simulation training has been shown to improve professional practice while employing extensive real examples. Simulation Training: Fundamentals and Application helps readers to develop their own synthesis of the simulation learning method and to use such training to enhance their skills and performance. Case studies demonstrate five specific theatres of professional practice - the nuclear-power industry, aeronautics, surgery, anesthesia and metallurgy – and then detailed analysis highlights the common factors and key results. The author’s background as a Human Factors Consultant, Physicist and Physiologist has enriched studies of humans in work situations, work organization and management and he has also been involved in pedagogical conception of experimental training on simulators based on his experience as a safety expert on nuclear power plant. The book is useful to practitioners, researchers and students, both in industry and in university. It is clearly cross disciplinary as it presents and discusses applications in engineering, professional practice (airline pilots) and medicine.
Springer International Publishing; July 2015
160 pages; ISBN 9783319199146
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Title: Simulation Training: Fundamentals and Applications
Author: Philippe Fauquet-Alekhine; Nane Pehuet; René Amalberti; Leplat
 
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