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Hospital wards

We have three hospital wards, each of which is set up to replicate a slightly different hospital environment. They each feature multiple beds, washbasins where you can practise handwashing, and all the equipment and furniture you would expect to see in a hospital ward.

You’ll use these wards, the equipment and manikins to practice your skills and techniques, building your confidence as you do so. Our wards feature a range of equipment, including:

  • Full-size manikins that can breathe, emit chest sounds and have a pulse - these are often computer controlled and can even speak
  • Basic life support equipment
  • Injection trainer, to allow you to practise giving injections
  • Simulation equipment to enable you to practise inserting naso-gastric tubes and administering medication
  • Ceiling-mounted cameras to record your training sessions, giving you the opportunity to watch yourself at work and reflect on your practise. You’ll be given the images on your own memory stick, and these recordings are also used for assessment purposes. 

We also use web-based packages to aid our skills teaching, such as ClinicalSkills.net and SafeMedicate, and have started introducing iPads to sessions to enable you to carry out exercises and visit research websites while you’re learning. 

Relevant courses:

BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing, BSc (Hons) Children & Young People’s Nursing, BSc (Hons) Midwifery, BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing, DipHE Operating Department Practice, BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy