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VR Lab for medical students: linking theory and practice

Interview with Claudia Grab, Head of the Medical Faculty, Academics and Education Lecturer, University of Ulm

22.03.2018

Image: Claudia Grab; Copyright: C. Grab

Claudia Grab, Head of the Medical Faculty of the University of Ulm

Image: empty box in the VR-Lab with a screen in front of it showing a virtual organ; Copyright: Kompetenzzentrum eLearning in der Medizin Baden-Württemberg

For two months now, medical students in Ulm can learn with virtual organs in the VR-Lab.

Image: young woman with VR-glasses in the VR-Lab, in front of it a young man at a computer, on which a virtual heart can be seen; Copyright: Kompetenzzentrum eLearning in der Medizin Baden-Württemberg

In the VR-Lab not only the spatial awareness can be improved. It also acts as a link between theory and practice in order to avoid students jumping directly from the lecture hall into the operating theatre.

Image: Elena Blume; Copyright: C. Schmitt