An online heart simulator for augmenting first-year medical and dental education

R Kelsey, M Botello, B Millard, J Zimmerman
Proc AMIA Symp 2002:370-374

In this study, we present the results of the development and implementation of an online simulator of human cardiac function. The program comprises a set of modular applets in the Java programming language that allow first-year medical and dental students at Columbia University to study the pressure-volume relationship in the left ventricle of the heart. The results of the student and faculty surveys administered suggest that student learning was augmented by the simulator and that students enjoyed the experience of studying with it.


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