Satisfaction and Self Confidence on Clinical Simulation Experience among Undergraduate Students at Selected University in Ajman, UAE
Simulation-based medical education involves the use of techniques that help replicate real scenarios that health profession students will come across in the clinical areas. This research sought to investigate the mastery that students are able to gain, and the comfort experienced after undergoing simulation training.
Totally, 352 undergraduate students in various disciplines of the health care professions like Nursing, Medicine, Dentistry and Health Science Programs at Gulf Medical University, Ajman, UAE were selected for the study based on a set criteria. Two Standardized Questionnaires were used to collect data.
Results reflected that, the Mean Values were 19.45 and 30.29 in regards to the satisfaction and confidence experienced by students, while the Standard Deviation was 2.42 and 2.86 respectively. Correlation between the variables showed a strongly positive relationship at p<0.001 level. The relation between the Satisfaction of students with selected demographic variables was significant (p<0.05) along with an association (p<0.05 level) between the Self – Confidence of Students and the program they are pursuing at GMU.
Clinical simulation enhances the amount of positivity, trust and motivation of undergraduates. Hence it is necessary for the faculty to realize the importance of simulation and encourage students to learn and master skills in a learning environment that makes them feel safe.