Clinical Simulation Center (CSC)

Workshops and Courses

AHA Courses

Heartsaver® (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.

Basic Life Support (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.

BLS course
CPR course for high school students
Hands-only CPR demonstration

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (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.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (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.

AHA courses are always available so please feel free to contact us for more information.


Basic Skills Workshop: Central Line
Basic Skills Workshop: Intubation
Basic Skills Workshop: IV Line

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

Clinical Simulation Diploma

The Clinical Simulation Diploma is a series of modules that combine hands-on experience at the CSC with teaching and group presentations. Each module is coordinated by an internationally recognized expert in the field of medical education and may be given in separate days.


The Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine and the LAU Clinical Simulation Center launched the first Clinical Simulation Diploma in the Middle East in 2016.

Read about previous Clinical Simulation Diploma graduation ceremonies and other related events.