Simulation Centre at Leicester

Overview

Who are we?

The Medical Simulation Centre at Leicester (SC@LE) is a multi-million pound project combining the current clinical skills centre (CSC) with a state-of-the-art simulation centre to create a world-class learning facility based in the Robert Kilpatrick building within the Leicester Royal Infirmary hospital campus. Funded by Health Education East Midlands the unit opened in March 2016.

Core Value

SC@LE aims to improve patient safety through the incorporation of simulation based training (SBT) into bespoke undergraduate multi-professional clinical training and education programmes.

Why use Simulation based training (SBT)?

The benefits of SBT throughout the field of medical education are becoming rapidly established. In particular, the ability to provide a re-usable model in which trainees can gain experience in a stress free, time independent environment in which no patient is placed at risk. This is no more evident than in those medical specialties requiring a high level of psychomotor skill expertise e.g. surgical specialities in which both undergraduate and postgraduate research studies have demonstrated the benefit of simulation. The use of SBT though extends beyond psychomotor skill acquisition: the SC@LE centre will enable fully immersive simulated clinical scenarios to be created enabling multi-professional trainee’s to develop and rehearse their clinical and team working skills prior to real-life patient interaction.

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Contact

University of Leicester Medical School
Centre for Medicine
Lancaster Road
Leicester
LE1 7HA

Admissions: 0116 252 2969/2966/2985/3015
Student Records: 0116 252 2969
Student Enquiries Desk: 0116 252 3021
Bequest Secretary: 0116 252 3082

med-admis@le.ac.uk

Accessibility

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