Fanshawe's simulation labs provide an immersive and comprehensive learning environment. These labs intricately blend the use of XR (Extended Reality) technology with real-world scenarios, professional actors, and lifelike mannequins to offer students a dynamic and realistic learning experience. Our incorporation of professional actors adds an extra layer of authenticity to the simulation, enhancing students' ability to respond effectively in profession-specific scenarios. This interdisciplinary approach allows learners to practice their skills in a controlled but highly realistic setting, closely mimicking the challenges they'll encounter in real clinical and community settings.
By utilizing XR technology, we further enhance the educational experience. Students can engage in cutting-edge simulations that are both interactive and immersive, offering a glimpse into future trends in healthcare and various professional fields. This not only equips them with the practical skills required for their careers but also instills in them the adaptability needed in a rapidly evolving workplace.
Within these immersive environments, students are encouraged to hone their teamwork, critical thinking, and decision-making skills, all while receiving invaluable feedback. This holistic, hands-on learning approach ensures that our graduates are well-prepared to seamlessly integrate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for actual clinical practice, making Fanshawe an institution dedicated to preparing students for the future of healthcare and beyond.
Fanshawe incorporates simulation-based training in the following programs:
School of Health Sciences
- Anesthesia Assistant
- Pharmacy Technician
- Dental Hygiene
- Respiratory Therapy
- Community Pharmacy Assistant
- Dental Assistant
- Fitness and Health Promotion
- Massage Therapy
- Medical Radiation Technology
- Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant
- Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees
School of Public Safety
School of Community Studies
Fanshawe is proud to introduce its cutting-edge XR lab, an exciting addition to our educational offerings. XR, short for "Extended Reality," combines the experiences of virtual reality (VR) and the interactive elemnts of augmented reality (AR).
This state-of-the-art facility opens new horizons for our students, offering unmatched opportunities to delve into the realms of XR, enabling exploration, creation, and innovation. It not only enriches their educational experience but also cultivates a dynamic learning environment, instilling the skills and knowledge required to thrive in the ever-evolving landscape of technology and industry. With the XR Lab at Fanshawe, the future is closer than ever.