10/18/2018
Virtual University of Medical Sciences



Introduction
Today education along with the use of information technology and communication in higher education in general, and medical education in particular, faces important challenges. Changes in health care systems and the advances in Medicine, together they increase the level of the services of the faculty members in different fields and as a result it leads in the reduction of time in education. The importance of developing information technology and communication is so much that after the first decade of 21st century, there are a few education and research activities that are possible without internet and computer communication.

If education had only been possible by teachers and trainers and books had been considered as the main source of education in the past, today the new communicative instruments and environments would be used for education. Internet, multimedia, communicative technologies have projected tools and new methods for developers, planners, managers and representatives. The dissemination of new information technologies to education centers has changed the process of learning and the traditional learning styles varied, besides, users have faced vast new information. Several of the pioneering countries in the field of telecommunication have been establishing and running virtual universities and classrooms or developing their traditional principles. It seems that virtual academic education, providing developing appropriate educational content and assessment, is a successful and productive system.

Using this brand new educational method as one of the pretty cost-effective educational methods specially in higher education is increasing in Iran. Virtual University of Medical Sciences that its statute has been developed after analyzing the virtual universities in the world has two main missions. One is running and developing special virtual education majors such as eLearning in Medical Sciences, Medical Ethics in Cyberspace, eHealth and … This university has special educational group for each of these majors as well as faculty members and accepts students in different levels of education. Another is helping to perform virtual education science in universities of medical education and developing necessary infrastructures and performing standard electronic contents to all the universities in the country.

Opening of the scientific network of the country in May of this year

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Dr Firouz Abadi: The opening of virtual university of medical sciences is one of the elements of electronic health.

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The opening of acoustic studios of the virtual university of medical sciences

The opening of acoustic studios of the virtual university of medical sciences by the Minister of Health and Medical Education and the Minister of Communications and Information Technology and the head of the Supreme Council of Cyberspace ...

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