Mixed Reality in Higher Education as Applied in a Medical Anatomy Course
A fascinating guest lecture, titled “Mixed Reality in Higher Education as Applied in a Medical Anatomy Course“, by Prof. Susanne Wish-Baratz was held at the Technion Center for Promotion of Learning and Teaching, in cooperation with the department of Humanities and Arts.
You are welcome to watch the zoom recording here:
At Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, under the direction of Susanne Wish-Baratz PhD, a team of anatomists, physicians, programmers, and digital artists developed a mixed reality application for teaching anatomy and neuroanatomy to medical students with holograms. After studies confirmed that equivalent learning could be achieved using this methodology, it was integrated into the medical anatomy curriculum.
This application has been coupled with traditional modalities and clinical skills to bring anatomy to life for first- and second-year medical students. Students learn anatomy via holograms while working in small groups. Other disciplines are now developing applications to communicate complex 3D topics to their students. Dr. Wish-Baratz will describe the process of modernizing a medical anatomy curriculum as a case-in-point of how twenty-first century technologies can supplement and enhance educational processes.
About Prof. Susanne Wish-Baratz
Dr. Susanne Wish-Baratz is an Associate Professor of Anatomy at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, where she directs the medical anatomy course and serves as director of HoloAnatomy and HoloNeuroanatomy, augmented-reality anatomy teaching modalities.
Susanne completed her PhD in anatomy at Tel Aviv University and an Executive MBA at the CWRU Weatherhead School of Management. Before returning to her native Cleveland, Ohio, in 2005, Dr. Wish-Baratz taught anatomy at Tel Aviv University and the University of Toronto. She has published numerous papers in anatomy-related fields and presented her research at national and international meetings.