Registration open for Forum's Simulations Course
July 8, 2010 – Registration is now open for the McMaster Health Forum’s Simulations Course which offers students the chance to participate in simulated meetings of influential organizations such as the United Nations, provincial and federal cabinets, hospital boards and Local Health Integration Networks.
This is the second time the course has been offered. Registration is limited to 24 students, who must be in at least the third year of an undergraduate degree program at McMaster, and obtain the permission of the course instructor.
The course (HTH SCI 4YY3) was developed by John Lavis, director of the McMaster Health Forum and several Forum Fellows (Lindsay Fleming, Steven Hoffman and Tyler Law), to provide students the opportunity to understand the types of decisions that can have an impact on health, the roles of different organizations involved in making these decisions, and the types of influences on these decisions. The course requires students to organize, prepare for and participate in a variety of simulations that will take place weekly.
For the fall semester, the course will take place in the Forum’s new DialogueSpace on the fourth floor of Mills Library. The instructor this year is Jessica Shearer, who has a M.H.Sc. degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and is a graduate of McMaster’s Arts & Science Program. She is currently studying towards a PhD in health policy at McMaster, and holds a Harry Lyman Hooker Senior Fellowship. She has worked in a number of countries, including Canada, India and Senegal.
For more details on the course or requirements for registration, click here.