The Institute of Health and Society has excellent facilities to support you in the development of relevant professional skills alongside academic knowledge.
Clinical Skills Rooms
Our high specification clinical skills laboratories simulate ‘real life’ situations for students to experience, develop and learn practical skills before going out to practice placements. The remote control centre enables lecturers to programme and control the manikins to simulate illness, effects of nursing interventions and treatments. The video recording equipment provides opportunities for the students to review and reflect on their abilities and to share these with other students.
Ability House demonstrates what can be achieved in an ordinary semi-detached house through innovative and intelligent design. The concept of environmental design ranges from simple removal of steps and the use of durable floor covering to allow manoeuvrability for wheelchairs and people using wheeled walking frames, to the installation of ceiling track hoist systems to allow for safe transfers from bed to bath or shower and chairs.
See our Ability House page for more information and pictures.
Sim Man is a state-of-the-art training device programmed with over 2,500 abnormal heart rhythms, and can suffer anything from a slight wheezing problem to asthma attacks, profuse bleeding and cardiac arrest.
He is linked up to a monitor and software, which create thousands of scenarios and outcomes ideal for testing decision-making skills.Sim Man is the next best thing to the students being out within the clinical areas with real patients. He allows you to gain valuable experience, while giving lecturers an excellent opportunity to assess how you are getting on.