Case Studies

Virtual Patients

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Dr. Benjamin Barry Dr. Benjamin Barry

This is possibly the best work presently being done at UNSW on technology enabled learning and teaching, in terms of novelty and capacity to improving student learning and concurrently achieving teaching efficiencies.

A suite of applications were developed at UNSW in exercise physiology that simulate real life medical procedures and tests including the taking of blood pressure and the monitoring of a patient’s heart rate. These applications have received wide support by teachers of medicine, nursing and health sciences across Australia for their interactive and engaging graphics as well as adaptive feedback.

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Dr Shashidhar Venkatesh Murthy

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James Cook University Cairns Institute

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Professor Catriona McLean

Chair of Pathology, Monash University

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Digital Pathology

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School of Earth & Space Exploration, Arizona State University

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Faculty of Health & Medicine, University of Newcastle

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Infection Control

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School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, UNSW

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School of Medical Sciences, UNSW

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Western Blotting

This V-Lab is designed to teach 3rd year Pathology students the technical aspects and relevance of assaying...

A/Prof. Gary Velan

A/Prof. Gary Velan

School of Medical Sciences, UNSW

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Virtual Microscopy

The Virtual Microscopy Adaptive Tutorials (VMATs) teach histology and histopathology to over 1,200 students each year. The...