The Faculty of Medicine, UPJŠ was given the opportunity to present its newly established Center of Simulator and Virtual Medicine at EXPO2020 in Dubai as part of the official delegation of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports of the Slovak Republic at the thematic week "Knowledge & Learning".
The establishment of the Center of Simulator and Virtual Medicine (CSVM) cost about 3 million EUR and was funded mainly from the faculty’s own resources. The center, which has dozens of interactive teaching tools for theoretical and clinical subjects, as well as top models for training nursing techniques, has taken practical teaching of clinical subjects without burdening patients and teaching of preclinical subjects at the FM UPJŠ with the help of simulators to completely another level.
The Head of the Department of Medical Informatics FM UPJŠ assoc. prof. Ing. Jaroslav Majerník, PhD. and the Head of CSVM MDDr. Jakub Jánošík presented the establishment and activities of the simulator center to the visitors of the exhibition at the section of the conference entitled "NEW METHODS OF TEACHING IN MEDICINE AND VETERINARY MEDICINE" within the above-mentioned thematic week on Saturday, December 18, 2021.
As stated by doc. Majerník, the possibility of presenting the simulator center on a platform such as EXPO2020 fills him with great pride.
"I am pleased to have the honor of being one of the two representatives of our Faculty to present the significant changes to the participants of EXPO2020 in Dubai that Faculty of Medicine, UPJŠ has recently implemented in teaching of medical and healthcare fields by introducing new modern approaches using simulation tools and virtual and augmented reality. These represent an ideal tool to support students' critical thinking and the acquisition of practical skills and learning in a safe environment, which is a very suitable platform not only at the time of the pandemic," emphasized assoc. prof. Ing. Jaroslav Majerník, PhD.