Innovative new Centre for Medicine to offer live patient consultations

Posted by ap507 at Dec 16, 2013 11:55 AM |
New £42 million Centre to be completed by Autumn 2015
Innovative new Centre for Medicine to offer live patient consultations

The above view showing the building from Lancaster Road, illustrates the 3 sections each of different height (3, 4 and 5 floors) and the green wall. Credit: Associated Architects

Medical education is being transformed at the University with the construction of a new £42 million Centre for Medicine, which for the first time will harness new technologies for teaching to enable students to witness live patient consultations from the lecture theatre.

The new approach to teaching will allow students to experience a wider breadth of disorders during their studies. By streaming the consultations live in the lecture theatre, students will receive a much more vibrant educational experience that will replicate real-life practice.

The new Centre for Medicine will generate new knowledge and deliver applied research into the prevention, detection and treatment of major chronic diseases, including Kidney disease, Stroke, Diabetes and Chronic Respiratory Disease in addition to a high quality teaching and learning experience.

It is hoped that the Centre will be a place which the local community will visit and will also influence the teaching of future doctors through a growing number of opportunities for active participation.

Listen to a podcast recording of Professor London, Professor of Surgery and Head of the University of Leicester’s Medical School, talking about the teaching innovations at the new Centre for Medicine here: