The Mario Luzzatto Simulation Center, one of the largest and most technologically advanced centers in Europe, offers a unique 360° training experience
The Simulation Center
The Campus hosts a high-fidelity Simulation Center, an Anatomy Laboratory, a full-size Conference Center and an experimental Training and Skill CUBE.
The Center is the first of its kind in Italy to integrate clinical experience from the hospital, cutting-edge scientific research from the University and hands-on excellence from the Humanitas Training Center. Benefiting from the co-location of University, Hospital and Research Center, the center offers state-of-the-art educational courses and hands-on workshops.
The field and technology of medical simulation has advanced rapidly in the last years. This allows us to reproduce many clinical scenarios, as well as the dynamics of the interaction between healthcare professionals and/or between healthcare professionals and patients.
Within the 3,000 square meters dedicated to simulation and hands-on anatomy laboratories, participants around the globe can immerse themselves in technical and non-technical (teamwork, leadership, communication, etc.) skill training. Innovative technology is used to conduct experimental teaching activities in medicine and surgery and to study anatomy via a 3D virtual anatomy catalogue.
Advised by leading international experts, our simulation activities combine high-fidelity and virtual reality simulators, screens to immerge in live surgical broadcasts from the hospital rooms and auditoriums of various sizes, foyers and welcome desks.
|Vision & Mission|
To drive a new area of personalized and experimental training.
Providing educational innovation and excellence to students, health care professionals, and industry around the globe; with the aim of transforming knowledge into first-class practical skills by creating a proactive, hands-on 360° training experience.
All the simulation rooms, the anatomy lab, the conference rooms and the auditorium are equipped with state-of-the-art audio-video systems and are interconnected, thereby guaranteeing maximum interactivity between the various spaces during the course of the event.
The Simulation Center also provides space for companies to reproduce clinical scenarios or test train medical equipment launched within a modern hospital. The center is set up to replicate hospital rooms, operating theatres, emergency services, and endoscopy and angiography suites, among many other settings.
|The Center offers virtual and augmented reality, 3-D learning, live surgery streaming, and simulation activities of different fidelity levels:|
|Low Fidelity: Task trainers to build specific skills, e.g. cannula or tube insertion, basic CPR skills.|
|Medium Fidelity: Laparoscopic simulator boxes, Basic and Advanced Life Support courses, Suturing Skill Table, Airway and Emergency Simulator, etc.|
|High Fidelity: Most realistic experience like the anatomy lab to practice on human specimens, and computer-based mannequins and realistic environments to mimic operating rooms, emergency wards or interventional departments.|
- Students: simulation allows students a high rate of participation and interactivity during the practical lessons in which they can put into practice the notions learned
- Residents: the protected environment and the guidance of the HU SimCenter tutors are the most effective tools for residents to improve their clinical skills in stressful and emergency situations
- Professionals: at the HU Simulation Center, professionals find the best opportunities to update and increase their technical and non-technical skills for the benefit of their daily practice
- Companies: companies can reproduce clinical scenarios or test medical equipment within the HU SimCenter by replicating hospital rooms, operating rooms, emergency services, endoscopy and angiography suites, among many other settings.
Meet the team
A dedicated team supports every part of the planning – from ideation to course design, from logistics to technical support, from customer management to in-depth analytics.
Head of Simulation Center
Business Development Manager
|Dott.ssa Stefania Brusa
|Dott.ssa Claudia Ebm
PhD, Residency Programme
Event Management Specialist
The Luzzatto family’s commitment to the Simulation Center
Humanitas University’s Simulation Center is dedicated to Mario Luzzatto, internationally well-known businessman, artist, and philanthropist, who died in 2012.
His commitment to health research brought Humanitas to his attention, making a generous donation to the latter.
Humanitas University has dedicated to Luzzatto the philanthropist this innovative center, whose value to medical education is enormous.