Within the School of Nursing and Midwifery, we are committed to shaping our students into the best health professionals they can be. Our state-of-the-art facilities and equipment will help students maximise their potential and develop their core skills, ready to embark on an exciting and rewarding career.
Clinical Skill Simulation
Simulated practice requires a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical skills, in order to keep our patients and service users safe. When learning skills, students need an understanding of why, when and how that action is best carried out, this is where our clinical skills labs come in. They enable students to:
- Learn skills at your own pace without the pressure of getting it right first time
- Receive support from your peers and lectures
- Practice in a safe environment
- Develop your professionalism ready to go out on placement.
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.
A new home for the Faculty of Health
The Intercity Place project forms part of the University’s wider Campus Masterplan, which outlines plans to invest in its campus and the city over the next decade. Watch our video for a glimpse into the University's plans for Intercity Place.
Nancy Astor Clinical Skills Resource Centres
Our modern, purpose-built, state-of-the-art Clinical Skills Resource Centres (CSRC) are the training hubs for our adult nursing, child nursing, mental health nursing and midwifery students. Based at our main campus across three floors, they are packed full of the latest technology and medical devices. Students are supported and taught by experts within the fields of nursing and midwifery, utilising specialist equipment that students will see out on placement.
Students will learn a whole range of skills specific to the profession they are entering and a variety of basic health related skills. Students will have the opportunity to build upon the theory they have learnt, and put this into practice, to become ready to perform these on real patients during practice placements.
- physical examinations
- patient and family interviews
- diagnostic skills
- washing hands
- manual handling
- observing and monitoring
- blood pressure reading
- medication administration
- and many more!
Clinical Skills Labs at the University of Plymouth
Excited to begin your studies with us? Watch the tour of our state-of-the-art clinical skills facilities to find out more about the skills you will be learning, and see more of the spaces you’ll be practicing in. We’re investing in your future, to enable you to become the best professional you can be.