Vall d’Hebron Centre for Advanced Clinical Simulation

The Vall d’Hebron Centre for Advanced Clinical Simulation is part of Vall d’Hebron University Hospital and serves this institution in a cross-disciplinary manner. It is one of the pillars of the Hospital’s Teaching Department. Its mission is to position Vall d’Hebron as the leading hospital in the use of simulations in training programmes as a model for education efficiency. To achieve this, the Vall d’Hebron Centre for Advanced Clinical Simulation works to provide healthcare, education, research and innovation activities involving simulation that may have a direct impact on the improvement of healthcare quality and patient safety, as well as to enhance innovative education methods that use simulation.


Know all the aspects of the simulation in Vall d'Hebron

We pay attention in different formats to the Vall d'Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus. See all options, and you can also find out how the Center for Advanced Clinical Simulation will be in the future.

Simulation curriculum for Residents of the Vall d'Hebron University Hospital

We enhance innovative educational methodologies

Simulació infermeres Vall d'Hebron

Simulation training

  • Simulations for building non-technical skills, such as leadership, teamwork, communication, decision-making and situational awareness. 
  • Simulations for building technical skills 
  • Gamification, online learning (e-learning), serious game, virtual reality 
  • Tailoring of scenarios
Disseny de projectes simulació

Designing of projects

  • Promotion of research and development of new simulators and equipment 
  • Fostering of new learning skills based on innovative teaching methods 
  • Participation in national and international projects
Cocreació de projectes


  • Development of new healthcare techniques through the creation of a safe and realistic spaces.
  • Public-private collaboration with companies through co-creation and performance, usability, and user experience assessments.
Formació externa

External training

  • Training of healthcare professionals in both basic and highly specialised procedures, using clinical simulation programmes that harness new methods and technology. 
Accessing the Vall d’Hebron Classroom


Laparoscopia en simulació

Advanced minimally invasive surgery simulation

The training programme runs throughout all the years of the residency programme and consists of two parts: a first part focusing on theoretical content; and a second, practical part based on the simulation and training of technical procedures before they are reproduced in real-life surgery.

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Medical Area - CUSAM

The primary aim of this course is to work on the identification and clinical and therapeutic management of the most common medical pathologies through clinical and instrumental simulation. 

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Resident fent simulació de cirurgia oftalmologica

Ophthalmology simulation programme for residents

During this 2-month course, residents will be able to practice with a high-fidelity simulation device that reproduces surgical cases.

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How do we work?

The Technical Commission for Simulation Support (CTSS) is a multidisciplinary commission with representatives from all three hospitals (the General Hospital, the Children's and Women's Hospital and the Traumatology, Rehabilitation and Burns Hospital), and it has the following aims: 

  • To develop simulation-based skills-training programmes. 
  • To define quality standards for simulation activities and ensure they are complied with.
  • To evaluate and supervise simulation-related initiatives, as well as provide support for them. 
  • To analyse the impact of simulated actions on healthcare quality and patient safety.

We currently have a total of 80 simulation leaders from the hospital’s various healthcare areas, who are ambassadors for the use of simulations. In addition, we have 100 professionals who are trained as instructors for the provision of simulation-based training at Vall d’Hebron Hospital.

Who is it aimed at? 

Oriented to the continuous training of health professionals and integrated into the training itinerary of residents.

Where are we?

At present, this ever-growing 300 m2 centre has a total of six rooms, two of which have a flexible modular layout that can be adapted as needed. There are specific rooms for simulated scenarios, fitted with touch screens and with capacity for up to 20 people; a convertible room for up to 30 people; and a classroom for theoretical instruction that boasts a recording and video conferencing system.

At present, the center has an area of ​​1,400 m2 distributed between the Multifunctional Area, which has multipurpose spaces, the High Complexity Area with specific spaces such as Operating Room, ICU Box, Emergency Box, External Consultation, Surgical Skills Room, Virtual Simulator Room, etc., and a central area called Agora.

Nou Centre de Simulació Avançada

New Center for Advanced Clinical Simulation

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