York College CIHP to Present at CUNY IT Conference

Members of the York College Center for Interdisciplinary Health Practice will present at the 11th annual CUNY IT Conference November 29th and 30th. The talk will describe recent work to create simulations for students in the School of Health and Behavioral Sciences. The project utilized Second Life to create scenarios for the students to role-play. Digital technology allows students to simulate activities that would otherwise be expensive or dangerous to perform in real life. Students could play the role of doctor, patient, caregiver, occupational therapist, and more. The simulations could also be viewed passively to occasion a discussion in the classroom. Vignettes were designed to be useful to students in a variety of disciplines including but not limited to nursing, physician’s assistant, occupational therapy, social work, and psychology.

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