Clinical Skills

Clinical Skills provides a safe environment for the teaching and learning of clinical skills and communication skills and is a leading centre for inter-professional collaboration and education. This enables students to develop and maintain competence in all aspects of medicine and nursing, thereby promoting quality patient care.

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Through research we seek to develop and evaluate new teaching and assessment strategies, promote independent learning and foster new initiatives in medical and nursing education.

The Skills Area aims to:

  • provide a safe and controlled environment for students and postgraduates in which to practice all levels of clinical skills and technical procedures

  • Facilitate high quality teaching and learning activities

  • Deliver easy to use and flexible resources for staff and students

  • Encourage the development of integrated learning and teaching using a variety of methods including manikins, computer-based simulations and Simpatients

  • Provide resources and expertise for the reliable and valid assessment of clinical competence at undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing stages

  • Promote multidisciplinary research

For information on how to contact Clinical Skills, please see the Contact Us page.