New Clinical Skills Centre to educate tomorrow's health leaders
The launch of a Clinical Skills Centre and six new research centres at City University London's School of Health Sciences will position the School as one of the leading health education and policy institutions in the country.
Mirroring 'real' healthcare environments, the interdisciplinary Clinical Skills Centre includes a fully simulated nursing ward and a virtual 3D environment for radiotherapy training, along with other ground-breaking teaching technology to educate students about ocular diseases and also carry out advanced visual and optometric tests. These spaces will enable students to practice difficult clinical skills in a realistic but safe environment.
As a result, in combination with the School's world-leading applied healthcare research, the Centre will provide students with the tools and training to help them go on to become future leaders in their respective fields, ultimately contributing to high quality outcomes for patients.
The launch of these new centres and the Clinical Skills Centre is a major advancement of the School's activities in research and education. With a history spanning back 120 years, the School's commitment to interdisciplinary practice, evidence-based education and applied research, experiential learning and location in the heart of London makes it a unique place for students.
Professor Stanton Newman, Dean of the School of Health Sciences at City University London, said:
"Combining state-of-the-art facilities and industry leading teaching and ground breaking research, the School of Health Sciences at City is a place where students, academics, practitioners and policy makers can come to learn, share and innovate.
"As a result, the launch of these centres heralds our commitment to the best possible education for our students and environment for our academics. Our students, with the interdisciplinary education they will receive, will get the best possible from the latest technology, enabling them to go on and become leaders in healthcare and policy."
With 5,000 students, the School offers a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional development courses with significant healthcare research taking place within the related specialties of applied vision, health services research, language communication science, maternal and child health, mental health and public health.