15 November 2021

The University of Nicosia Medical School is participating in the project ‘Curriculum Development using VR technology to enhance empathetic communication skills in future health care professionals’ (EmpathyInHealth) which is funded by the Erasmus+ programme (KA203 Strategic Partnerships for higher education).

The main aim of EmpathyInHealth is to develop a curriculum for empathetic skills development for healthcare practitioners and home carers based on up-to-date evidence and cutting-edge technology tools. The partners have written scenarios that will be developed into VR videos, educational videos and will be used for role play (Intellectual Output IO4).

The partners had a fruitful online meeting on 1 November 2021 in which they reviewed the development of a scenario written by the researchers of the University of Nicosia  (Intellectual Output IO4) into a VR video by Omega Technology (Intellectual Output IO5). In addition, the research team recorded an educational video on 5 November 2021 (Intellectual Output IO6).