The University of New England (UNE)is going to implement an OpenSim based Virtual World for pharmacy and social work students. This project is called SPICE, for Social work Pharmacy Interaction Contextualization Experience.

The building of pharmacy was originally hosted on ReactionGrid and was moved to the New Zealand Virtual World’s Grid.

 The Professor Ieva Stupans is the project leader, for research aspects of the project, and CI. Lindy Orwin is the project manager.

There is more information on the dedicated wiki page at http://wikiresearcher.org

The current builds that the students will use in 2012  and  they will use for machinima are  on SPICE Island.

Reference :

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Multi-User Virtual Environments in Healthcare: A Primer for Healthcare Students

This presentation was given to the University of San Francisco’s Dr. Margaret Hansen’s Nursing Informatics Class.

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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Minty-Fresh™.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 5,600 times in 2010. That’s about 13 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 7 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 130 posts. There were 15 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 9mb. That’s about a picture per month.

The busiest day of the year was July 19th with 45 views. The most popular post that day was Mayo Clinic in Second Life.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were blog.almatropie.org, mycrazyreader.info, facebook.com, toile.com, and biology.kenyon.edu.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for larynx anatomy, cerner, larynx, eye tracker system, and how to assess chest pain.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Mayo Clinic in Second Life July 2010


Speech-Language & Hearing Science : Larynx Anatomy Test April 2009


NESIM (Nursing Education SIMulator) update in Second Life March 2009


Respiratory medicine cases by Imperial College London in Second Life April 2009


Multiple sclerosis / sclérose en plaque : 23 feb 2008 Big SL concert February 2008

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A Second Life Emergency – The French Connection

SL Resident Wyll Neopolitan a real life medical emergency physician from Toulouse, a city in southwest France, narrates the Second Life experience with virtual instructional demonstrations on emergency care to multiple real life classrooms full of students who really do participate in the virtual instructional training.

Emergency preparedness virtual training enables Wyll Neopolitan to cross over to many other classrooms around France and beyond.

(Image from marketplace.secondlife.com)

This is not the first virtual medical training facility in Second life. There are many variations and levels of medical training going on in there. More on the side of lecture and visual presentations that reach a larger student population.


This video is a Sophia Yates Machima production 2010

Reference : http://malburns.wordpress.com

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Second Life Nursing Continuing Education Event

The University of Texas at Arlington’s continuing education event in Second Life

 ‘The Value of Second Life to Nursing’

is coming up Saturday November 6 at 9:30 AM.

This event could be of interest to librarians and other health care professionals as well as to educators working in SecondLife.


Agenda: (times below are Central Daylight Time-USA, Texas, Dallas. Convert to your time zone)

    * 09:30-10:00 am – Meet and greet, check-in, and get settled
    * 10:00-11:00 am – Program
          o Mr. Jeffrey P Mellenthin, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC, Texas Woman’s University (SL: ACNP Ragged)
          o Ms Kelley Connor, RN, MSN, Boise State University (SL: Katya Staryk)
    * 11:00-11:30 am – Evaluation
    * 11:30 am – Adjourn

exhibition hall_001

Exhibits Hall with research posters on display

Purpose: To provide an opportunity for Registered Nurses to engage in and experience the possibilities of a conference held in Second Life and to explore resources and opportunities for implementation in nursing


    * Identify the potential impact of Second Life on nursing practice
    * Identify resources available in Second Life for simulation
    * Describe how to implement Second Life in nursing

Location: UT Arlington Conference Center, UTArlington III in Second Life


One Contact Hour CE
You must register to receive continuing education units

The University of Texas at Arlington Center for Continuing Nursing Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


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Maternity ward in Second Life (via Mal Burns Second Arts)

In this video, take a tour of the University's maternity ward, built on our island in Second Life. In conjunction with the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy the ward is used to give students valuable experience as part of their studies. Vodpod videos no longer available. 1st collector for Maternity ward in Second LifeFollow my videos on vodpod … Read More

via Mal Burns Second Arts

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Wider Pharmatopia collaboration

Welcome to Pharmatopia@Nottingham, a dedicated Pharmacy project in Second Life for students at The University of Nottingham.

It’s part of the wider global Pharmatopia collaboration, organised and hosted by Monash University, Australia.

If you want to see more enter Second Life and teleport to “Pharmatopia“.

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