This week on Monday 30th March at 2pm SLT, we take a look into the archives, to see again our show from 2010 on the uses that Imperial College London have made of virtual worlds (Second Life) for medical training to help doctors, nurses – and vulnerable patients.
Imperial College have been world leaders in modelling the path of the coronavirus pandemic; this show gives you a chance to see some of their other work.
You can watch it on this blog, and you can also see the show on the Designing Worlds Archive Vimeo channel at: https://vimeo.com/373063396. And you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.
In this show we explore a fascinating series of projects relating to medical education and public health awareness from one of the UK’s most highly regarded universities.
We will be looking at projects they have developed for their own Postgraduate Medical Training Centre, and in partnership with a whole range of other organisations including the government agency NHS for London, the University of Brighton, Sussex Partnerships NHS, the Grace Eyre Foundation and even the Royal College for Art!
These projects seek to use Second Life in innovative ways for training doctors, nurses and other health professionals in areas ranging from crisis management on hospital wards to the most effective forms of signage in hospital corridors.
And there are also projects that relate to patients too. We’ll be seeing how a re-creation of Brighton sea-front is used to help patients with learning difficulties understand how hospital procedures will affect them – and how Second Life can be used to demonstrate to Londoners how a Polyclinic can improve their healthcare.
All in all, this is a fascinating programme – and one that you shouldn’t miss! So do tune in or join us at 2pm SLT at the Watch Party in Garden of Dreams!