Dr Cyle Sprick

Senior Lecturer

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Flinders Medical Centre (5E:110.2)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Before moving to Australia in 2000, Cyle worked for Oceaneering Space Systems (a NASA contractor) designing and building cryogenic (liquid air) based life support systems for astronaut training, firefighters, haz-mat workers.  He also worked on the design of a liquid oxygen based life support system for the Mars mission space suit, and various robotic projects.

Cyle was a Paramedic Team Leader for the League City EMS near Houston Texas, and has been a practicing Paramedic with the SA Ambulance Service since moving to Australia.

Cyle is now Director of the Simulation Unit in the Flinders University School of Medicine. He manages the simulation facility and associated teaching for medical students, interns, residents and other health professionals.

Qualifications
  • PhD in Biomedical Engineering - Clinical Simulation from Flinders University 2010
  • BS in Physics and Scientific Instrumentation and Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University 1990
  • Licensed Paramedic - State of Texas (expired)
  • Paramedic - South Australian Ambulance Service
Honours, awards and grants
ALTC Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning 2011
Executive Deans Teaching Award 2010
Key responsibilities

Daily operations and continuous improvement of simulation facilities.
Topic coordinator "Professional Induction to Clinical Practice" 4th year MD
Topic coordinator "Basic Life Support" 1st year MD
Topic coordinator "Simulation in Clinical Education" HLED9111

ARC ALS1/2 Instructor trainer

Research expertise
Biomedical engineering
Electrical and electronic engineering
Research interests
New techniques for health professional education using simulation.
Topic coordinator
HLED9111 Simulation in Clinical Education
MMED8405 Professional Induction to Clinical Practice
Topic lecturer
MMED8101/ Basic Life Support
MMED8202 Introduction to Clinical Performance
Supervisory interests
Medical simulation
Medical simulation for enhanced clinical skills medical training
Robotic and biomedical engineering
Simulation development
Publications
Expert for media contact
Engineering - Biomedical
Clinical Skills and Simulation
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Media expertise
  • Engineering - Biomedical
Interests
  • Clinical Skills and Simulation

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