CASE STUDY

Studying medicine remotely

While in-depth knowledge is key to becoming a medical practitioner, a vital part of the training involves learning on the job with real patients, something that’s not been possible to do in the lecture theatre.

At Coventry University’s Department of Medicine, immersive and interactive virtual learning is now possible via its 5G standalone network – which is a first in the education sector. The student experience is like being in the room with patients – and in some cases inside the human body itself. Using virtual reality and augmented reality, students can take a tour inside the brain and follow red blood cells’ journey through the body. Vodafone’s high-speed, low-latency 5G network with Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) makes this possible. And when the students qualify, these technologies could well be commonplace in hospitals with 5G ecosystems. So, it’s even more vital that their training includes hands-on experience of these connected healthcare technologies.

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