Updated: Monday, July 2, 2007
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Welcome to Virtual Skills Lab!
What is Virtual Skills Lab?

Virtual Skills Lab (VSL) is a Swiss Virtual Campus project with the purpose to develop a multilingual interactive online application for learning the clinical skills that are at the heart of every medical curriculum.


To improve teaching of clinical skills
To better prepare students for their first patient encounter
To provide a learning environment accessible independent of time and place
To support a unified clinical skills teaching approach in Switzerland

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Latest News

Monday, July 2, 2007
In order to provide our users with the highest possible content quality, we have begun encoding our video content in H.264 format. Please be advised that QuickTime 7.0 or greater is required to view this content. The most recent version of QuickTime (currently at version 7.1.6) can be downloaded here.

Monday, July 2, 2007
We have started adding content to the new VSL Module 'Musculoskeletal System'. Currently, this Module is restricted to VSL-users from the University of Lausanne. It will be made available publicly in the near future.

Friday, June 8, 2007
We are pleased to announce that the VSL platform will soon be integrated into the SWITCH AAI infrastructure. Development work is in full swing, and we're expecting to release this functionality before the beginning of the fall term 2007.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Apple's recent release of QuickTime 7.1.3 has caused problems for many of our users. The reason is that the VSL Skill Player uses Flash-technology within QuickTime, and Apple has with its most recent release by default disabled Flash playback. You can easily fix this problem by re-enabling Flash in the QuickTime avanced settings. If you need assistance, feel free to contact us!

Thursday, April 27, 2006
Today marks the release of the new VSL Module 'Gynecology and Obstetrics'. Available today are the Units 'Breast Examn' and 'Gynecological Examn'. Currently, the content is available in French only. Please be advised that this Module is restricted to registered users.

Friday, February 24, 2006
Due to a major software upgrade, our content servers will be unavailable between 07:00 and 12:00 CET on Tuesday, February 28. We apologize for the inconvenience!

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