The breadth and range of technology you can access at the MGH Institute of Health Professions is unmatched by any other health care graduate school in New England. Students, faculty and staff have access to a variety of learning, information and technology resources to optimize learning and promote innovation within the health care professions.
You will work with state-of-the-art equipment – the same used in Boston's premier health care facilities – both in classes at the MGH Institute and during your clinical rotations. We recognize the importance of giving you the tools to become a well-prepared health care professional who can easily enter the workforce when you graduate.
- Opened in January 2012 is an interactive classroom with state-of-the-art technology designed to provide a small group experience where students in nursing, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology can easily share information. It creates an environment that fosters interprofessional education which makes students better health care professionals.
- More classes are becoming available online, especially in the transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy, Accelerated BSN and Medical Imaging certificate programs. All students use Desire2Learn, an innovative and cutting-edge web-based learning management system, to complete online courses.
- The Office of Information Technology (OIT) provides universal access to these resources through a learner-centered support approach – unique compared with similar support by other technology staffs.
- The learner-centered approach is possible through leveraging our affiliations with the MGH Treadwell Library and Partners HealthCare Information Systems (IS) division. OIT staff provide support during the Institute's posted hours of operation.
Technology Resources by Department
School of Nursing
- We now have six interactive manikins at our Charlestown Navy Yard campus. You will learn to perfect medical situations to prepare you to work with real patients during clinical rotations.
- The most recent manikin came via two grants written by Clinical Assistant Professor Patricia A. Reidy worth $58,000 from the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education.
- In addition, Professor Reidy has created a home health care simulation setting in which you will learn how to care for patients in their own homes - an increasingly important factor to care for a rapidly aging population.
Department of Physical Therapy
- The two new physical therapy labs built at the start of 2012 include a wireless microphone system for better faculty instruction, six cameras that can simultaneously broadcast on several large display screens, and improved exam tables.
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
- As a first-year student in the Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program, you will get much of your clinical experience at the on-campus Speech, Language and Literacy Center.
- The Center recently was fitted with advanced video and audio equipment in every treatment room, where faculty can watch you work with actual clients in real time. The sessions are automatically burned onto a DVD, allowing you immediate access to review and critique your interaction with clients.