Under the new crown epidemic, face-to-face classes and clinical internships in medical institutions for nursing students were forced to suspend, affecting students' learning.
To this end, the School of Nursing of the PolyU has developed the first virtual hospital learning system in Hong Kong. The virtual technology (VR) system is used to simulate the complex and changeable environment of the hospital ward. It allows students to experience the actual situation in the ward in the form of games and improves their clinical adaptability.
Dr. Chen Yuyi (left), senior full-time tutor of the School of Nursing, Polytechnic University, and Dr. Lei Yihua (right), associate professor of the School of Nursing, and their team to develop the virtual hospital learning system.
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Diversification of system scenarios to improve students' clinical adaptability
According to Chen Yuyi, a senior full-time tutor at the School of Nursing, PolyU The system provides more than 1200 random situations and related multiple-choice questions to keep students fresh.
She continued that the learning system is specially designed for students to make mistakes, hoping to improve students' alertness and clinical judgment.
▼School of Nursing Students Demonstrate Virtual Hospital Learning System▼
The virtual hospital is very realistic
Another member of the R&D team, Associate Professor Lei Yihua of the School of Nursing, pointed out that the learning system is very realistic, and tries to restore the details and sounds in the ward as much as possible, and the tasks can be time-limited, and students need to make random events within a limited time. Judge and act correctly to experience the stress of working on the ward.
The virtual hospital learning system was launched this year. So far, 452 nursing students have used the system. If 5 points are the most satisfied, the students' satisfaction with the system is 4.3 points.
Cao Weijin, a first-year student from the School of Nursing of PolyU who used the system, said that the ward environment is as realistic as the teacher said, and the placement of the bed and equipment is very similar to the real environment. time limit.
Dr. Lei Yihua, associate professor of the School of Nursing, said that the "Virtual Hospital Learning System" has a high sense of presence and reality.
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In the future, we plan to develop similar learning systems for other majors
Talking about the future application and development of the learning system, Lei Yihua said that he is currently studying the development of virtual learning systems for other professions, such as occupational therapists and social workers. He also hopes to cooperate with other local nursing schools and institutions, and hopes to promote the system in the future to the Greater Bay Area and Mainland universities and institutions.
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