Issue 6
Tuesday, 07 August 2018
Charles Darwin University
E-news
Nursing lecturer Ann Bolton shows some of the technology used by students
Nursing lecturer Ann Bolton shows some of the technology used by students

Nursing students tour body via virtual reality

By Danielle Lee-Ryder

VET nursing students have embraced new technology to probe under the skin of the human body.

Nursing lecturer Ann Bolton said Semester 2 students had been using a virtual reality program as a revision tool in anatomy and physiology.

Ms Bolton said students were using it to visually explore an anatomically correct human body.

“Students can literally look into human organs such as the lungs and see first-hand how things look,” she said.

“They can even see what happens as a condition or disease affects tissues and organs.”

Nursing student Geraldine Matiwane said it was an amazing tool.

“Anatomy and physiology can be quite difficult,” Geraldine said.

“This technology gives us the visual image to understand what a particular organ looks like and where it’s located.

“It’s much more fun than learning from a text book.”

Innovation Media Production Studio Manager Alison Lockley said this was another example of CDU using and developing technology to enhance student engagement.