Clinical skills suite launched at Leeds Met
The £1 million Clinical Skills Suite will be used by students studying courses including Nursing, Physiotherapy, and Occupational Therapy and consists of a high-tech simulation suite with critical care bed, high-tech human patient simulator, a film recording system and viewing room, a community living space with a ceiling hoist and adapted equipment as well as four teaching rooms equipped for the teaching and safe practice of a range of healthcare skills.
The life-size human patient simulator provides automatic physiological responses to those practising care techniques on it and is quickly becoming adopted worldwide as the closest and safest way for learners to familiarise themselves with real situations
Ieuan Ellis, Dean of the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences at Leeds Metropolitan University, said: "These new well equipped facilities mean that we can meet the needs of training students in many different professions. We can also provide specialised Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as we know maintaining high levels of patient safety and ensuring professional competence are crucial to all healthcare staff and their employers. Each year we help more than 2,000 practicing health and social care professionals keep up-to-date with the skills and knowledge they need and our new facilities combined with our new programme will help to strengthen this offering."
Associate Dean Chris Hudson, who has led the development, added: "This work is the second phase of our investment in brand new facilities for our students. Following our investment in new Health Science Laboratories, the Clinical Skills Suite will see our students learning and honing their skills in the best teaching environment possible."
The Faculty of Health and Social Sciences at Leeds Metropolitan University aims to become the provider of choice for vocational and academic knowledge in Health and Social Sciences through innovation, applied research and pioneering partnerships.
The Faculty offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses - 62 in total - which are managed through four Schools that place 6,000 students at the heart of delivering a world class education. The students are supported by 350 members of academic and administrative staff, all located at the University's City Campus, dedicated to the delivery of a high quality student experience.
The research programmes in the Faculty are primarily undertaken through the recently founded Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing, encompassing subjects such as Pain Management, Men's Health and Childhood Obesity.