Journal articlesThe development of a virtual patient e-module for wound management

The development of a virtual patient e-module for wound management

07/11/17 | Education, Service delivery | Stephanie Kean

Virtual patients (VPs) are an interactive computer-based clinical patient scenario used in medical education. Part one of this article, published in the last issue, discussed a literature search carried out to determine how VPs are used in medical education. Here, in part two, the author describes the development and application of a wound healing VP that has been integrated into the medical curriculum at Cardiff University Medical School. The e-module, which was designed based on learning outcomes, balances core content and interacitvity with questions engage the reader and promote the application of conceptualised ideas. There is scope to distribute the module to other healthcare students and professionals.