HCMC Medicine University equipped with “smart classrooms”

As per an initiative within the framework of the Ministry of Health’s educational innovation program, the Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy has received the Smart School model from Samsung lately, a program which will bring students more opportunities to interact in class.

To satisfy the demand of teaching and learning, the smart school model is comprised of two main parts. The first part includes the introduction of 'hardware,' which includes interactive classrooms with state-of-the-art equipment. The second one includes lesson content building up by using specialized software and also training for teachers and students that familiarize them with the new teaching and learning models.

Interactive classrooms designed with intelligent screens and management software will be suitable for different learning methods, with the ability to organize each style into groups, easily changed into blocks as in traditional methods or separated individuals.

In addition to the presentation of interactive lessons with images, sounds, video clips, and movies, other types of images with specific characteristics for medical students, such as models of histology and muscles in the human body displayed in 3D with 'strip,' 'separate,' and 'rotate' features, allow students to visually observe in a way that is closer to reality.

Director of the Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy Associate Prof. Dr. Tran Tuan Diep said the modern equipment and learning methods is a new trial in the ways of teaching and learning for medicine teachers and students, adding that the model has received positive feedback after it has been applied in many universities around the world including Harvard Medical School, hence, school managers hope that students will have exciting experiences and efficiency with smart classrooms.

By Phu Quoc – translated by Anh Quan

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