|Title||Understanding Congenital Heart Disease through 3-D Models|
Cadavers are the gold-standard for anatomy education. They offer a three-dimensional (3D) representation, a sense of how features feel and an appreciation of depth, fragility and variability in the human body. However, costs of obtaining and preserving cadavers, maintenance of anatomy laboratories, and ethical, legal and religious issues relating to donor bequest programs are a few challenges associated with using cadavers. Emerging technologies such as virtual reality (VR) and 3D printing have great potential as adjunct teaching tools, particularly when cadavers are scarce or the pathology is rare and complex. One pathology that can benefit is Congenital Heart Disease (CHD).
Our project aims to redesign and implement learning materials that involve 3D technologies for the teaching of CHD, an integral component of the medical undergraduate curriculum. This multi-modal module will utilize high-resolution medical imaging to create 3D models that accurately depict cardiac lesions of varying complexity. Artifacts will be used in MEDD 411, MEDD 431, and the fourth-year senior elective course(s) in paediatrics.
|Year 1: Project Year||Year 1|
|Year 1: Funding Year||2020/2021|
|Year 1: Project Type||Small TLEF|
|Year 1: Principal Investigator||Shreya Moodley|
|Year 1: Funded Amount||49,920|
|Year 1: Team Members|
Shreya Moodley, Pediatric Cardiologist / Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine
John Jacob, Senior Director, Strategy and Innovation / Head, Digital Lab, BC Children’s Hospital
Project Team Members:
Rachel Teo, Product Lead, Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine
Peter Choi, Course Co-Director / Professor, UBC MEDD411 Foundations of Medical Practice, Faculty of Medicine