Practice educators and mentors are now expected to have the skills and techniques needed to implement a ‘learning skills through simulation’ program into established curricula, yet using simulation to teach while of huge importance – requires careful and time-consuming planning. This valuable resource takes away some of that burden by providing clear, ready-made activities and guidance from leading practitioners in a range of fields, which healthcare and practice educators and mentors can use to enhance their teaching of all the essential and commonly-taught clinical and management skills and knowledge.

Dedicated chapters, which all follow a defined step-by-step format, provide simulation scenarios, alongside facilitator guidance, which will help develop confidence in the teaching of key skills such as:

Drug administration; Conflict management; Infection control; Breaking bad news; Catheter and bowel care

These scenarios and accompanying guidance can be used as a framework for teaching, promoting a greater understanding of the skill being taught, and providing a risk-free opportunity for the student to practice their clinical and managerial skills and judgment.

Interview Techniques

Interview techniques
KatieHolmes and NathalieTurville


To understand the importance of interview techniques as an essential skill that contributes to a successful career.


  • To define ‘employability’
  • To discuss the skills required for each stage of the interview process
  • To identify strategies for delivering a mock application and interview process with healthcare students.

Introduction to Interview Techniques

This chapter deals with the skill of being able to perform well at interviews. The importance of this skill becomes apparent when considered within the wider context of employability. ‘Employability’ is a term used in Higher Education. Students, Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), and employers are all keen that graduates have the skills to be able to enter and be successful in the job market. A widely adopted definition of employability is:

a set of achievements - ...

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