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A Virtual University Infrastructure For Orthopaedic Surgical Training With Integrated Simulation

Grange, Simon (2006) A Virtual University Infrastructure For Orthopaedic Surgical Training With Integrated Simulation University of Exeter, Engineering, Mathematics and Computing, Doctoral Thesis .

Record type: Thesis (Doctoral)


This thesis pivots around the fulcrum of surgical, educational and technological factors. Whilst there is no single conclusion drawn, it is a multidisciplinary thesis exploring the juxtaposition of different academic domains that have a significant influence upon each other. The relationship centres on the engineering and computer science factors in learning technologies for surgery. Following a brief introduction to previous efforts developing surgical simulation, this thesis considers education and learning in orthopaedics, the design and building of a simulator for shoulder surgery. The thesis considers the assessment of such tools and embedding into a virtual learning environment. It explains how the performed experiments clarified issues and their actual significance. This leads to discussion of the work and conclusions are drawn regarding the progress of integration of distributed simulation within the healthcare environment, suggesting how future work can proceed.

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Published date: April 2006
Additional Information: The thesis refers tot he Virtual Orthopaedic European University Project in which ECS was a partner
Keywords: AH Adaptive Hypermedia AIPES Autonomy, Interactivity, Presence, Environment & Scenario ATM Asynchronous Transfer Mode CME Continuing Medical Education DRJ Dynamic Review Journal DTD Document Type Definition ILA Individual Learning Agreement IMS Information Management System MAS Minimal Access Surgery MIS Minimally Invasive Surgery SOA Service Oriented Architecture VE Virtual Environment
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems


Local EPrints ID: 262559
PURE UUID: 095588c1-9eef-4166-9591-943a947a9cc9

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Date deposited: 11 May 2006
Last modified: 24 Jul 2017 16:41

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Author: Simon Grange

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