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Nursing, Midwifery & Health Facilities

Clinical Skills Centre

The Clinical Skills Centre, located at the heart of Coach Lane Campus, is the focal point for our Health student’s educational journey. A Centre devoted to excellence in health related professions, it is a place where our students can develop practical skills and gain valuable experience of real hospital situations in simulated situations.

The Clinical Skills Centre, which has been established for 10 years, is the result of our continued commitment to create an interactive environment in which health related students can be equipped with a diverse range of skills.
Our state-of-the-art facilities include:

  • A peri-operative suite complete with an anaesthetic room, hi-fidelity simulation mannequins, a six bedded ward area, occupational therapy assessment area and therapeutic intervention in physiotherapy.
  • A SIM Man and SIM Baby which are hi-fidelity mannequins that produce altered physiology, including heart and lung rhythms, and are capable of procedures such as surgical interventions and haematology sampling.
  • A six bedded ward area equipped with handling and lifting equipment.
  • Intensive care unit and paediatric intensive care area.
  • A midwifery room including a birthing bed and pregnancy mannequins.  A Sim Mom a hi-fidelity advanced birthing mannequin that provides manual and automatic delivery to teach obstetric skills during simple or complex birthing situations.
  • Computerised birthing models.
  • An occupational therapy kitchen and splinting area.
  • Fully equipped physiotherapy rooms including the use of ultrasound.

Mock InjectionNorthumbria University boasts one of the most advanced skills environments for teaching and learning nationally and we are keen for further development to continue so our students’ learning experience evolves in collaboration with developments in the modernisation of health care delivery.

From Summer 2014 a SimMan Essential and Sim NewB. Sim Man Essential is a wireless hi-fidelity mannequin, offering comprehensive clinical functionality to teach the core skills of airway, breathing, cardiac and circulation management. SimNewB is an interactive hi-fidelity mannequin with realistic new-born traits designed to meet the training requirements of neonatal emergency medicine and resuscitation.


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