“Virtual reality world” created for pharmacy students at Keele University
A “virtual reality world” has been created to help teach pharmacy students at Keele University. Students and researchers can step into the Keele Active Virtual Environment (KAVE) and benefit from three-dimensional simulated situations that may be impractical or expensive to achieve for all students in real life.
KAVE can be used to facilitate a variety of different learning objectives. For example, the software allows students to view, “float” and manipulate complex molecules towards three-dimensional receptor sites.
KAVE provides the opportunity for students to respond to virtual patients by physically moving around wards, “picking up” drug charts and checking blood pressure measurements. Students can also learn anatomy and explore the human body by system or organ.
More information about KAVE, including an explanatory video, can be found on the Keele University School of Pharmacy website.
Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal URI: 11083019
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