Biomedical Simulation Centre, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto (CSB-FMUP)

Reference: SIM-00050

No of courses available: 19

The Biomedical Simulation Centre of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (CSB-FMUP) opened in December 2003, being a pioneer centre in Portugal.

Its mission is to create a unique, safe and sustainable educational environment providing experiential training to students, residents and healthcare professionals on Technical skills, Behaviour, Decision making, Teamwork, and Clinical communication. 

Since its opening, BSC-FMUP has trained more than 5500 medical students and 1500 healthcare professionals in several areas: Physiology, Semiology, Pharmacology, Urology, Obstetrics, Neonatology, Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, Clinical communication, and Crisis resource management, among others.

It has had credited training for instructors in clinical simulation since 2014.


Pre-graduated classes (Total - 400/year):

*Team communication (2nd and 3rd grade) 

*Modeling and simulation: applications to hemodynamics (2nd and 3rd grade)

*Physiology (3rd grade)

*Semiology (3rd grade)

*Gynecology and Obstetrics (5th grade)

*Neonatology (5th grade)

*Pediatrics (5th grade)

*Anesthesiology (5th grade)

*Clinical communication in paediatrics (5th grade)

*Crisis resource management and teamwork (5th grade)

Continuous education short-courses (Total - 30/year):

*Obstetric emergencies (9h) 

*Basic interventions in labor and delivery (6h)

*Neonatal reanimation (8h) 

*Emergencies in anesthesiology (8h)

*Dental emergencies (8h, 1 ECTS) 

*Instructors in clinical simulation (18h, 2 ECTS)

*Debriefing (18h, 2 ECTS) 

*Delivering bad news (18h, 2 ECTS)

*Non-technical skills for clinical teams (9h, 1ECTs)