The technology

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BADGER uses a software called Virtual Ward that was designed by Dr. Rakesh Patel and developed by OCB Media for creating virtual patients.

Virtual Ward is web-based and may be accessed by anyone through the Internet. Accounts are created by an administrator, who will grant access to the site.

Virtual Ward has a content management system for case experts to author cases independently or in collaboration with other authors. It has a database of multimedia, and interactions - reusable activities for learners from within cases.

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Following a brief overview of the case, the student takes a history by directly interviewing the patient.   

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The student carries out an examination of the patient, and in this instance listens to his breathing.

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 An initial diagnosis is entered.

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The student 'orders' a series of tests as part of the investigation. Virtual Ward uses precises fascimiles of the forms likely to be encountered in a hospital.   software screenshot
X-rays and electrocardiography read-outs are returned as the results of this investigation.  software screenshot software screenshot
A management plan is drawn up based on the preceding actions by the student. software screenshot
"Your consultant is happy with your management, please continue on your ward round." software screenshot

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Principal Investigator: Dr. Rakesh Patel  

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