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Virtual Reality in Medical Education

Virtual Reality in Medical Education
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Author(s): Ahmet B. Ustun (Bartin University, Turkey), Ramazan Yilmaz (Bartin University, Turkey) and Fatma Gizem Karaoglan Yilmaz (Bartin University, Turkey)
Copyright: 2020
Pages: 18
Source title: Mobile Devices and Smart Gadgets in Medical Sciences
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Sajid Umair (The University of Agriculture, Peshawar, Pakistan)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2521-0.ch004


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The aim of this research is to examine student acceptance and use of virtual reality technologies in medical education. Within the scope of the research, a questionnaire consisting of 4 sub-dimensions and 21 items was developed by the researchers. This questionnaire consists of sub-dimensions of performance expectancy, effort expectancy, facilitating conditions, and social influence. The study was conducted on 421 university students who participated in courses and activities related to the use of virtual reality applications in medical education. The findings of the research demonstrated that the students' acceptance and use of virtual reality applications were high in medical education. Various suggestions were made for researchers and educators in accordance with the findings.

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