The Use of Virtual Reality in Clinical Cardiology Pharmacy Education
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AbstractPharmacy students in Hong Kong face the common challenge of having limited opportunities
to experience professional clinical practice, even though they are required to interpret clinical
cases and attend pharmacy ward rounds during Years 3 and 4 of their study. However, there
is a chronic lack of systematic teaching materials for pharmacy students on the preparation
of clinical cases, the interpretation of clinical notes and clinical abbreviations, and the
assessment of clinical cases. The current project is a pioneering project in Hong Kong for the
development of clinical cardiology pharmacy pedagogy using immersive virtual reality (IVR)
techniques to enable students with no clinical experience to work through interactive cases.
We have developed two IVR teaching modules using real patient cases from Prince of Wales
Hospital. In effect, we have brought the clinical ward setting into the classroom. Students
experienced first-hand clinical exposure in class with guided, step-by-step teaching material
to translate clinical knowledge into practice. In general, IVR in pharmacy education is still new
in Hong Kong, although students did find the use of IVR in this context interesting. However,
proper guidance and instruction are required prior to the use of IVR. We present the
perspectives of both students and teacher in this project, and we also compare the use of
paper-format and IVR case discussions.
All Author(s) ListLee VWY, Ng E, Fong F, Lam A, Ngai L, Lo L, Fong A, Chan L, Wong C, Hodgson P, Hui B, Tang C
Name of ConferenceTeaching and Learning Innovation Expo 2017
Start Date of Conference07/12/2017
End Date of Conference07/12/2017
Place of ConferenceThe Chinese University of Hong Kong
Country/Region of ConferenceHong Kong
LanguagesEnglish-United States

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