—Learning medicine is a difficult task that requires both memorization of clinical knowledge as well as practice of medical procedures. As most procedures can cause harm to the patient, it is sometimes not suitable for new students to practice such procedures on actual patients. The challenge, therefore, is to develop new methods of teaching students while minimizing the risk to the patient. Fortunately, modern technology has the means to inject much needed interest into the subject and allows for multiple new formats of learning. As computer games are extremely popular, their role in medical education becomes more and more vital. Serious gaming describes a technology that can educate and train while entertaining users. This paper aims to provide an alternative platform for health science education in a format that appeals to users. A prototype has been developed for the education of health science and it can potentially supplement traditional teaching methods.
—Medical education, serious games.
Michael Chen and Fuhua (Frank) Cheng are with University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506, USA.
A. J. Lin is with Marshall University, Huntington, WV 25755, USA (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Alice J. Lin, Michael Chen, and Fuhua (Frank) Cheng, "Game for Health Professional Education," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 6, no. 12, pp. 972-975, 2016.