Facilities within the School of Health Professions

State-of-the-art facilities

Within the School of Health Professions, we are committed to shaping our students into the best health professionals they can be. 

Our state-of-the-art facilities and equipment help students maximise their potential and develop their core skills, preparing them to embark on exciting and rewarding careers.

Clinical skill simulation

Simulated practice requires a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical skills to keep our patients and service users safe. When learning skills, students need an understanding of why, when and how each action is best carried out – this is where our clinical skills labs come in. They enable students to:

  • Learn skills at their own pace without the pressure of getting it right first time
  • Receive support from peers and lecturers
  • Practice in a safe environment
  • Develop professionalism ready to go out on placement.


InterCity Place

InterCity Place is set to be the new home for the Faculty of Health and is a demonstration of the University’s commitment to training the next generation of health professionals. This multi-million-pound project is regenerating an 11-storey building that overlooks Plymouth Railway Station and the city centre.
It will provide state-of-the-art facilities and equipment which will be used to train future dietitians, occupational therapists, optometrists, paramedics, physiotherapists, podiatrists, nurses and midwives.
Proposed facilities include:
  • Biomechanics and neurophysiology labs
  • Community home simulation suites
  • Immersive simulation and control rooms
  • Hospital simulation wards
  • Optometry skills suites
  • Paramedicine skills suites
  • Physiotherapy skills labs
  • Podiatry skills suites
  • Social learning spaces
  • And many more.
Based at our main campus, it will enable our health professions students to access facilities at the University’s hub. There will also be additional education services, enabling staff to work together in one location to support the future health workforce.
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Intercity Place external mock-up
<p>Biomechanics and Neurophysiology Lab mock up at Intercity Place<br></p>
Biomechanics and neurophysiology lab
<p>Community Home Simulation Suite bedroom mock up for Intercity Place<br></p>
Community home simulation suite
<p>Social Learning and Café mock up for Intercity Place<br></p>
Social learning space and café
<p>Paramedicine Skills Lab mock up for Intercity Place<br></p>
Paramedicine skills lab

Skills Suite mock up for Intercity Place<br></p>
Podiatry skills suite

Centre for Eyecare Excellence (CEE)

The CEE is our state-of-the-art teaching facility for optometry students. Situated near the main campus, it is a fully functioning clinic and offers students the opportunity to practice on real patients in their final year of study. It aims to provide eye care services to the Plymouth community and beyond.

Our clinic is separated into two sites; the second site is on the second floor of the Wellbeing Centre, which accommodates many of our specialist clinics. Both are within a five-minute walk of each other. Equipped with the latest instrumentation as well as optically trained and fully qualified staff, students have the opportunity to build upon the theory they have learnt in their first two years of study and gain experience in a range of specialist areas, including:

  • Primary care
  • Contact lenses
  • Low vision
  • Binocular vision and colourimetry
  • Dispensing
  • Emergency eye care
  • Specialist stroke and glaucoma clinics
  • And many more.

In addition, the CEE represents a shared regional hub for networking and furthering education while growing as a valuable source of information and guiding new talent. It connects students with clients, practicing optometrists and potential employers.

Find out more about the CEE

Centre for Eyecare Excellence
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<p>Optometry student at CEE<br></p>