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Our students and researchers have access to a range of excellent facilities.


Our facilities include:

  • two 400-seat lecture theatres
  • a suite of smaller lecture theatres
  • seminar rooms
  • computer clusters
  • a laboratory to learn and practise clinical skills
  • a specialist library
Large lecture theatre

Clinical Skills Laboratory

Our Clinical Skills Laboratory provides a safe environment in which to learn and practise clinical skills.

Students can practise on mannequins, their peers and patient volunteers in a safe environment.

Senior staff and young doctors provide supervision.

The development of early clinical skills is also a philosophy we've held for many years.

Developing clinical skills

Our laboratory allows students to learn and perfect clinical skill procedures before moving onto the wards. These include:

  • basic life support
  • CPR
  • venepuncture
  • pulses and BP measurement
  • clinical examination of the eye, ear, breasts, joints, abdomen and chest

Studying anatomy

In their first two years, students undertake the study of anatomy. This uses cadavers and takes place under the close supervision of the anatomy demonstrators.

This practical experience uses many approaches to enhance understanding of clinically applied anatomy. These include:

  • prosections
  • models
  • ultrasound
  • radiological imaging
  • body painting

The Walton Library

The Walton Library caters for students within the Faculty of Medical Sciences. It enjoys an excellent reputation.

The Walton Library is a dedicated library resource for medical students. It's located in the Catherine Cookson Building, within the Medical School.

The library provides access to a wide range of information resources for teaching, learning and research.