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Clinical Simulation Center

Workshops and Courses

AHA Courses


HS Course

Heartsaver® CPR AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillators (AED) use, as well as how to relieve choking on an adult. This course teaches skills with AHA’s research-proven Practice-While-Watching (PWW) technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback and guide the students’ learning of skills. This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory or other requirements.


BLS Course

The Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Classroom Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals with the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. This course is designed for healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings.


ACLS Course

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented. ACLS is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units.

PALS Course

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is a classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course that uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics. The goal of the PALS course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes. The PALS course is designed for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. These include personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses and paramedics. The CSC will be certified for PALS in 2016.


Workshops are offered regularly for LAU students and residents, as well as participants from other universities or hospitals and members of scientific societies.

Basic Skills Workshop: IV Line

Basic Skills Workshop: Central Line

Basic Skills Workshop: Intubation

Read about our Breaking Bad News Workshop (LAU News).

Upcoming AHA Courses

AHA courses are always available, please feel free to contact us on our email.

Clinical Simulation Diploma Program 2017-2018

We are happy to inform you that the Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine and the LAU Clinical Simulation Center are offering a Diploma in Clinical Simulation to educators who wish to develop specialized knowledge, skills and understanding of simulation as a modality to support the teaching and assessment of Health Sciences students.

This Diploma is in collaboration with the National Health Education and Training in Simulation (NHET-Sim), Australia. The Diploma is presented as several modules delivered by local and international experts using a blended approach with online and face-to-face learning at the LAU Clinical Simulation Center, Chagoury Health Sciences Center, LAU Byblos Campus. The modules dates are: 

Please click here to see the course brochure. The diploma program fees are of 3000 USD.

For those who are interested, the deadline for registration is January 15, 2018. To register, kindly contact Ms. Lama Naim at lama.naim@lau.edu.lb or 01200800 Ext. 5830. Space is limited.

In May 2014, the LAU-CSC was awarded certification as an American Heart Association-International Training Center (AHA-ITC). And, the LAU-CSC received accreditation by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada from January 1, 2018 until December 31, 2020.  These achievements reflect the center’s ability to provide simulation-based activities modeled on the highest administrative, educational and ethical standards.

For more information about the LAU-CSC, please click on the picture below, it will guide you to the Clinical Simulation Center Annual Report 2016-2017.


The Clinical Simulation Diploma Program

It all started in 2016 when the Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine and the LAU Clinical Simulation Center launched the first Clinical Simulation Diploma in the Middle EastThe twenty two graduates are now ready to train students and staff on the use of clinical simulation tools.

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The director of the undergraduate program in Clinical Education at the American University of Beirut, Dr. Umayya Musharraffieh, affirmed that the diploma was a necessary professional step. “Those who are in leading positions in the education field must make it a priority to gain in-depth knowledge and remain up to date,” she said. “Technology is advancing, but we need to make sure we are mastering it.”


Graduates class of 2016: Dr. Rajaa Chatila Alayli, Dr. Eddie K. Abdalla, Dr. Khalil N. Abi Nader, Dr. Hanane Barakat, Dr. Souheil Chamandi, Dr. Nancy Chedid, Dr. Anna Farra, Mr. Mahmoud Ghouzail, Dr. Abeer J. Hani, 
Dr. Ninette Hawat, Dr. Ziad R. Hubayter, Dr. Lamis R. Karaoui, Dr. Nabil Mansour, Dr. Maroun Matar, Dr. Umayya M. Musharrafieh, Dr. Aline Saad, Dr. Rania Sakr, Dr. Michel Samaha, Dr. Sahar Siddik-Sayyid, Dr. Nazih Youssef,
Dr. Carine Zeeni, & Dr. Tony G. Zreik.


Graduates class of 2017: Dr. Yara Al Jalbout, Dr. Ghada Al Khayyat, Dr. Tamina Elias-Rizk, Mrs. Nelly El Chammas, Dr. Lena El Hachem, Mrs. Rita El Khoury, Dr. Bassem Habr, Dr. Mariana Helou, Mrs. Claude Jalkh,
Dr. Violette Karam, Dr. Pierre Khalifeh, 
Dr. Yara Mary Kouyoumdjian, Dr. Salah Malas, Dr. Alexandre Malek,
Mrs. Darine Mouannes, Dr. Rima Nasser, Dr. Nehme Raad, Dr. Paula Rizkallah, Dr. Wael Salame, Dr. Maria Sfeir, Dr. Alain Tanios & Dr. Georges Yared.

Read more about: LAU Awards Certificates to Graduates of Medical Simulation Program 2017

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