American University of Beirut

Contact Information

​​​Ms. Randa Farha

Simulation Center Coordinator

Ext: 5964/5965 


Simulation Lab


The mission of the Simulation and Clinical Competency Center (SCCC) is to provide simulated learning experiences for students, faculty, and practitioners from all health professions across Lebanon and the Middle East. We use evidence-based simulation practices and cutting-edge simulation technologies to address curricula, patient, and service needs. Our purpose is to make healthcare safer by preparing competent individuals and teams capable of meeting the challenges of the real world.


SCCC aims to be the center of excellence for health care professional education in Lebanon and the region. SCCC focuses on faculty training and certification in simulation, inter-professional education, customized simulation experiences, and in situ simulation for safer care and team training.

Strategic Themes

Faculty training and certification in simulation
Simulation integration across AUB/AUBMC healthcare curricula and programs
Health care provider competency development for safe and quality care
Collaboration between academia, service, and the community
Inter-professional education   

Hours of Operation

​​The SCCC is open Monday to Friday from 8 am to 5pm during the academic year; however, the simulation center can be booked on weekends and evenings for continuing professional development activities with special permission from the Hariri School of Nursing Director.

Priority in booking the SCCC is given to educational programs for AUB nursing and medical students. To accommodate the many requests, the simulation center will receive nursing students in the morning and medical students in the afternoon. Personal practice, continuing professional education, and inter-professional training can be scheduled on Mondays and by appointment.

To schedule a course / session at the SCCC, the instructor or course director or individual learner must contact the lab coordinator.

Please schedule your event for the SCCC at least two weeks in advance to allow enough time to make all appropriate arrangements to ensure your event is successful.

Scenario Building Process​

The first step in scenario design is identifying the target audience and the desired learning objectives. A template is provided to guide the scenario building process and debriefing. The simulation lab coordinator can assist the transfer of the learning objectives into a meaningful experience for the participant. Feel free to contact the lab coordinator to discuss learning objectives and complete scenario design and programming.  

Personal Practice Sessions

In order to encourage deliberate practice and improve competence in basic skills, the simulation lab will offer guided training sessions for all disciplines. Just sign your name to one of the sessions on intravenous initiation, urinary catheter insertion, injections, etc. The sessions will run on Mondays mornings and afternoons.​​

Code of Conduct

The following are binding practices for everyone using the SCCC facility (faculty, clinical teachers, and students):

No food or drink is allowed at any time in the lab.
No personal items are to be placed on the beds.
No pens are allowed at the bedsides, pencil only.
Wash hands before coming to the center – use available alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
Sign in at all times on the attendance sheet.
Treat simulators with respect as if they were real patients - handle them gently and with care.
Only manikin lubricant can be used on the simulators when inserting objects (e.g. catheters).
Gloves must be worn when coming in-to contact with the simulators (SimMan, SimBaby, and NOELLE).
Leave the center in the condition you found it when starting the activity (place all the chairs back at the tables, make the bed, and return all equipment and supplies to the area where found). 
Sign a confidentiality agreement not to disclose any of the proceedings of a scenario outside the lab. Report any violation to faculty.

Location and Facilities

​Located on the 2nd floor of the Hariri School of Nursing, the SCCC occupies a total space of 290 square feet. 

It is composed of five spacious rooms which can be used for classrooms, skills training, and physical assessment. 

One room is designated for high fidelity scenarios that include a control area and a debriefing space. 

Live-stream broadcast is possible for observation and debriefing.

Simulation Center Tour

A tour of the simulation facility is scheduled every Monday from 12:00 - 1:00 pm.

Tours are provided for AUB/ AUBMC community members interested in learning about simulation.

To schedule a tour, please call the lab coordinator. 

Tours are open to the general public by special request. 

Contact Information

​Ms. Randa Farha

Simulation Center Coordinator

Ext: 5964/5965 


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