Using virtual reality to complement and enhance anatomy education

Caroline Erolin (Lead / Corresponding author), Luke Reid, Seaneen McDougall

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The use of digital three-dimensional (3D) models to aid learning and teaching in anatomy education has become common place over the last decade. More recently, virtual reality (VR) has been explored by a number of universities as a means of further engaging students with virtual models. This paper describes the development and evaluation of a pilot VR anatomy resource at the University of Dundee. Students were exposed to a collection of 3D anatomical models in VR to evaluate the potential usefulness and adoption of this technology for anatomy education.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Visual Communication in Medicine
Early online date6 May 2019
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 6 May 2019



  • Virtual reality
  • anatomy
  • education
  • medicine

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