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Unique Medical Simulation in Second Life!

We organize medical exercises and meetings at the Ann Myers Medical Center in Second Life. Now the e-Learning Faculty of Imperial College London created a spectacular and useful Second Life tool in medical education. Here are some screenshots that can describe what the learning process looks like.

  • Wash your hands or you cannot even touch the patient.

  • Find the room of that particular patient you got access to.

  • Check the patient’s profile (history) through a text file.

  • If you answer the test question regarding differential diagnosis, you can purchase investigations (somewhy you have to pay for it).

  • I mean with real money. While it’s not the best way to educate students, I believe they decided not to provide free medical content because of privacy issues, and maybe that way they can exclude non-experts:

  • You can also find many educational slides and images there.

To sum it up, this is an extremely useful application for medical students who would like to learn and study without borders.

A video may describe it better:

Further reading:

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  1. Dear Bertalan,

    Good to know of the unique simulation on second life.
    I work on the editorial team of eHEALTH magazine (www.ehealthonline.org). We cover technology applications in healthcare and I would be obliged if you would write an article for us on the various uses of the web 2.0 experience for healthcare; specifically drawing on this experiment and others if there may be more.
    Please mail me on susan@ehealthonline.org for further discussion on the same.
    If you wish you may nominate another individual to write for us.
    Thanks and regards,
    Susan

    August 18, 2008
  2. Great post!

    A amazing example that demonstrate the value of virtual worlds like Second Life with a better images.
    It shows that how e-learning has made it easy for the medical institutions to present a medical subject in much livelier way.

    The Simulation Medical is providing different simulation kits such as The Deluxe series of products are recommended for students requiring comprehensive training for all the major injection techniques including the newer Vacutainer methods. And the intramuscular and subcutaneous series provides everything a student needs to become confident in these essential skills.

    May 26, 2010
  3. All that I can say is wow!

    Mobile, Virtual and e-learning technologies are progressing at such a rapid pace in the Web 2.0 World that it almost makes you feel old school if you do not constantly keep abreast of new technology changes weekly.

    In the surgical instrument field these technologies would be very valuable in teaching new nurses, surgical techs, etc. in a virtual and interactive world.

    I also believe that we are going to see more “medical students who would like to learn and study without borders” as it is a natural progression.

    September 16, 2010
  4. That’s pretty neat. Virtual operations would be good.

    March 1, 2011
  5. Hey that you just very much for the post, it was quite and educational read! I am going to be again afterwards for certain.

    August 7, 2011

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