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Standardized Patient Program

The Niagara Regional Campus Standardized Patient Program (SPP) provides standardized patients, standardized clients, and volunteers for students to hone their skills before applying them to actual patients. A partnership between Brock University, Niagara College and McMaster University, this program serves all three institutions, as well as offering opportunities for continuing education for healthcare workers, particularly focusing on interprofessional teamwork and patient safety.

Our Standardized Patients

A standardized patient (SP) is a healthy person who is trained to realistically and accurately reproduce a history, physical and/or emotional medical scenario that a real patient would present.

SPs provide faculty and learners’ opportunities to teach, assess, and refine a variety of skills, including history taking, physical examinations, counseling, and clinical interventions.

SPs are trained to simulate a broad range of scenarios - from psycho-social issues, such as abuse, to physical conditions. They are also thoroughly trained to simulate every aspect of the patient case, from medical history and physical findings to body language and emotional characteristics.

For more information on booking, or on becoming, a standardized patient in Niagara, please contact:

Leigh Norman
Standardized Patient Trainer
Tel: 905-525--9140 x 22958

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