The Project | Aims & Objectives | Outcomes | Repurposed Virtual Patients |
The overall aim of the REViP project is two-fold:
- To repurpose six Virtual Patients (VPs) from the University of Heidelberg (HD) in Germany to UK language, culture, and pedagogy and subsequently share with the wider community.
- To embed the repurposed VPs within an appropriately accredited St George’s module and subsequently evaluate the impact of the resources.
The main objectives of the REViP project are to:
- Repurpose Virtual Patients (VPs) produced in the Department of Paediatrics at Heidelberg University for use in St Georgeâ€™s, University of London.
- Content enrich the VPs with high quality existing learning materials.
- Embed the VPs in the paediatrics attachment of the MBBS undergraduate medical degree.
- Provide easy access to these VPs for UK national use by integrating them into a national repository or local referatory, in such a way that they can be further customised to local needs.
- Evaluate the impact of the VPs on students carrying out the paediatric clinical attachments.
- Evaluate the process of repurposing VPs across different European institutions.
- Deliver a case study focussing on one of the six VPs.
- Disseminate the evaluation results and feedback to the wider community
- Disseminate the basic principles of using and adapting virtual patients in general, particularly for competency based courses.
- Provide guidance on best practice for the reuse of such scarce resources, and encourage higher education institutions to reuse content more frequently.
- Create a project website and update a reflective log using a project blog.