Author(s): Rini Anna John, Blessy Rowly Mathew

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DOI: 10.5958/2454-2660.2021.00055.7   

Address: Mrs. Rini Anna John1, Dr. Blessy Rowly Mathew2
1Lecturer, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, TMM College of Nursing, Kaviyoor, Anjilithanaam (P.O), Thiruvalla, Kerala.
2Prof., Principal, TMM College of Nursing, Department of Pediatric Nursing, Kaviyoor, Anjilithanaam (P.O), Thiruvalla, Kerala.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 9,      Issue - 2,     Year - 2021

Online education and computer assisted learning became the innovative method of teaching during the lockdown. But the situation became much challenging for medical and nursing education as they need real patients to enhance the clinical learning. The virtual patient is a computer- based programme which simulates the real patient scenario. The educational concept of virtual patient emphasises the principles of learning- learning by doing; as it provides opportunity for self -experience and self- assessment. The virtual patient learning has been implemented in certain settings to promote medical learning. The promotion of virtual patient will enable the faculty to provide a simulated clinical experience to the nursing and medical students during the lock down as well as in providing pre-clinical experience.

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Rini Anna John, Blessy Rowly Mathew. The Virtual Patient – An Innovative online learning approach. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2021; 9(2):230-233. doi: 10.5958/2454-2660.2021.00055.7

Rini Anna John, Blessy Rowly Mathew. The Virtual Patient – An Innovative online learning approach. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2021; 9(2):230-233. doi: 10.5958/2454-2660.2021.00055.7   Available on:

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