Clinical Anatomy eCases

There is a need to introduce new techniques in anatomy teaching that integrate┬ábasic and clinical knowledge content, but don’t overload students with details or use lots of time to complete.
Our online tool – RCA eCases – asks students to self-learn some clinical anatomy, challenging them to integrate this learning with the content knowledge from that day’s lecture and labs. This combination allows a tension free working environment, provides feedback and links to external resources. It is much more than another online tutorial or MCQ test page.
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Virtual Worlds

What?

Virtual worlds are 3 dimensional representations of real environments where people, as avatars, interact with other people for learning, socialising, buying and selling etc.
Communication is mainly by typing text, voice communication is available.
Documents (triage form), images (x-ray), interactions (prescribing), and documentation (admission note) can be built in to the scenario design.

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Otago Virtual Hospital

Image of OVH logoBilled as “… the closest you can get to being a doctor without actually being a doctor!“, the Otago Virtual Hospital provides opportunities to conduct care in open-ended case scenarios.
Students, as avatar representations of themselves, interact with a patient and relatives, as avatars, to provide an entire episode of care.

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