Virtual & Augmented reality: preparing students for a clinical practice experience

Session Time and Location

Fri, 8 Jun 2018
8:00am to 9:30am
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Advance HE Pre-function Area
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The poster describes a teaching/research project that has created a 360degree video of an actual operating room (OR) with staff simulating an active surgical procedure. Prior to attending clinical placement in OR the student is able to view the resource with the use of a Virtual Reality (VR) headset and be immersed in the OR environment. Throughout the video, staff in the OR describe their role and what is expected of the student during that clinical placement. The purpose is to allow the student time and opportunity to prepare for the OR setting prior to being there in real life. This delivers an immersive experience in a safe, repeatable and consistent manner.    


  • Session References +

    Á Del Blanco et al.  2017 Using a Videogame to Facilitate Nursing and Medical Students' First Visit to the Operating Theatre. A Randomized Controlled Trial, Nurse Education Today 55, 45-53

    Anderson, L., & Krathwohl, D. A. 2001 Taxonomy for Learning, Teaching and Assessing: A Revision of Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives. New York: Longman

    No author, ‘Number of active virtual reality users worldwide from 2014-2018’, Statista website, available from   Accessed 13th Feb 2018