A Serious Game for the Cardiovascular System Anatomy A case study of the performance effects on health sciences students

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MSc. Conceição
Dr. Lemos
Dr. Fiuza
Dr. Cechinel
Dr. Rudolph

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The study aims to investigate the effects of a serious game on the performance of health science students in the education of the cardiovascular system anatomy. Experiments were performed using a serious game to teach the cardiovascular system anatomy to Physiotherapy undergraduate students. Data collection was performed through pre and post-tests with a study group using knowledge questionnaires of the cardiovascular system anatomy. In addition, a usability scale and open-ended questions were answered by students and human anatomy experts following experiments in the computer lab. From the data analysis, it has been observed an increase in the educational performance of the students with the use of the serious game to aid teaching of the cardiovascular system anatomy in a virtual 3D Web environment.

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Conceição, K., Lemos, R., Fiuza, P., Cechinel, C., & Rudolph, C. (2019). A Serious Game for the Cardiovascular System Anatomy: A case study of the performance effects on health sciences students. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 7(12), 115-128. https://doi.org/10.31686/ijier.Vol7.Iss12.2018
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MSc. Conceição, Federal University of Santa Catarina

Karolini Conceição is a Researcher at the Sciences, Technologies and Health Center at Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil - MSc.

Dr. Lemos, Federal University of Santa Catarina

Robson Lemos is an Associate Professor with the Sciences, Technologies and Health Center at Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil - PhD.

Dr. Fiuza, Federal University of Santa Catarina

Patricia Fiuza is an Associate Professor with the Sciences, Technologies and Health Center at Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil - PhD.

Dr. Cechinel, Federal University of Santa Catarina

Cristian Cechinel is an Associate Professor with the Sciences, Technologies and Health Center at Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil - PhD.

Dr. Rudolph, Federal University of Santa Catarina

Cristiane Rudolph is an Associate Professor with the Sciences, Technologies and Health Center at Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil - PhD.

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