7 December 2020

New Case Study - A VRLE For Midwifery Students


Over the last year or so we've delivered 3 simulations for use by midwifery students at Bournemouth University as part of a Virtual Reality Learning Environment (VRLE) project. The exercises cover:

  • A Urinalysis appointment at a clinic with an expectant mother
  • A home visit to do a routine post-birth baby & mother check and a check on safeguarding issues
  • Dealing with a post-partum haemorrhage in a hospital ward
Student responses have included:

  • “It is a different and enjoyable way to learn"
  • “I think it is a good way of demonstrating what it is like to be in someone else’s shoes.”
  • "The VRLE is a really useful learning tool that I hope is continuously used throughout the duration of our course.”

  • You can view a video presentation on the exercises by BU project lead Denyse King on YouTube:

    Detailed results will be published in Denyse's doctoral research but “the evidence gathered from 311
    healthcare students demonstrates that VRLE have a statistically significant positive impact on: learning, confidence, clinical intuition, humanisation of healthcare and students’ perceived positive onward impact on service user safety.”

    Our latest case study summarising the project is also now available - just click to download.

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