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ERIC Number: ED565509
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 390
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3036-7635-2
Interactive Virtual Suturing Simulations: Enhancement of Student Learning in Veterinary Medicine
Staton, Amy J.; Boyd, Christine B.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Morehead State University
This capstone addresses an instructional gap in the Morehead State University Veterinary Technology Program and in other similar programs around the globe. Students do not retain the knowledge needed to proficiently complete suture patterns nor do students receive sufficient instructional time during the year to master each suture pattern that is required of them. This is a common problem that is shared by other surgical training programs throughout the world. The Interactive Virtual Suturing Simulation (IVSS) is theorized to be a successful instructional tool at Morehead State University. The researchers project that this tool could be used as an instructional aid in several different veterinary training curriculums around the globe. The preliminary design processes leading up to the creation of an IVSS with a haptic add-on were completed. This project involved the review of collected data that established a need and basis for the design of the simulation. Extensive research was reviewed to determine the correct haptic add-on and instructional design. The expected outcome of this simulation is to aid as an additional learning tool and increase knowledge retention of suture patterns among all students. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Kentucky