The first French-language international university degree on the applications of the metaverse in health will open in March 2023 at the Université Paris Cité.
The metaverse is described as the future of the internet: it is a collection of virtual worlds in which we will soon be able to form avatars and communicate with each other socially and professionally. It is in a context of accelerating the digital revolution in the health world that the Université Paris Cité (Faculty of Health, UFR of Medicine), in collaboration with the Center for Connected Health Responsibility (Bichat Hospital, AP-HP), will open in 2023 a diploma course for anyone interested in or participating in digital innovations in healthcare.
This teaching, led by Pr Boris HANSEL and Pr Patrick NATAF, is intended to be interactive, practical and interdisciplinary. The aim is to bring together professionals or students from different backgrounds to help them create or develop health projects using current digital tools.
The Challenges of Futuristic Medicine: Between Mixed Reality, Digital Twins, Metaverse
Academic and industrial teachers and entrepreneurs of the “Health Metaverse” DU will have to answer several central questions to clearly define the role of new technologies in the health sector.
Will the metaverse disrupt the way of practicing and teaching medicine? Will virtual, augmented or mixed reality headsets be used for distance education and medical expertise? Will we be able to design digital twins that reproduce a patient or an organ?
Finally, what will be the ethical, legal, psychological and security effects of this new environment?
A unique university degree in the French-speaking world
” Faced with the digital revolution we are going through, it is more than necessary to train professionals in new technologies, by facilitating interdisciplinary exchanges, especially for healthcare providers, administrators, engineers, startups and lawyers. ‘ emphasizes Professor Boris Hansel.
” Technological obstacles will be removed quickly, but perhaps too soon if we do not learn to use new technologies and master the problems, especially ethical, security, economic and psychological issues. Professor Patrick Nataf continues.
A modern organization of university education
The training, which is mainly delivered at a distance, is open internationally to encourage encounters from different backgrounds and the emergence of projects at all scales.
New learning tools, in particular e-networking and e-speed meeting, promote interaction, exchanges and interprofessional encounters by optimizing class time.
In addition, students are personally brought into contact with teachers chosen by the education committee to guide them in their projects developed during the university degree.
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