Development and Evaluation of Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality technologies in the teaching of Cardiovascular Disease

The rise of digital technology is transforming how universities effectively engage students. Whilst the use of Augmented Reality (AR) in higher education is still in its infancy it is an area that is growing rapidly.

Dr Yeng Lee from the School of Pharmacy at Monash University and Professor Kevin Moffat from the School of Life Sciences at the University of Warwick have identified an opportunity to introduce AR technology into Pharmacy teaching at Monash University, and Biomedical Sciences teaching at Warwick.  Due to the complex nature of visualisation required, teaching staff are often faced with a major challenge when engaging students in the learning of pathophysiology of a disease, and the pharmacology of drugs use in treating the condition. Introducing AR technology will enrich learning experiences, especially for those who prefer visual and kinaesthetic learning.

The universities will worked together to develop AR content including novel interactive learning materials on the cardiovascular system, normal physiological function, the physical consequences of diseases, and the mechanism of drugs used to treat them.

Principle applicants

Lee Chooi Yeng

Dr Yeng Lee

School of Pharmacy, Monash University

Kevin Moffat

Professor Kevin Moffat

School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick

Co-applicants

Associate Professor Paul White
Associate Dean Education, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Assistant Professor Robert Huckstepp
Lecturer, School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick