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Skills & Dental Laboratory


The Technical Skills Laboratory is a large, modern facility dedicated to the use of animal and human tissue in technical surgical skills training in medical and surgical techniques. We aim to provide an innovative and effective learning environment.

There are Hi Definition, virtual reality trainers for laparoscopic and hysteroscopic training, plus virtual endoscopy trainer simulating upper and lower GI endoscopies and bronchoscopy.

Other equipment includes doppler ultrasound, FAST scan ultrasound training model, chest drain, central line, thoracentesis and thoracostomy trainers and 5 fully equipped state of the art Storz systems.

There are 12 teaching stations plus an educator’s station equipped with high quality lighting suitable for work top skills teaching. These are supplemented by 7 wall mounted microscopes plus mobile units suitable for ENT, Plastics, Vascular and other microsurgical procedures.

The stations are linked with audio visual equipment allowing progress at any station to be viewed from the educators master station to be viewed from the others

There is provision of disposable equipment, such as gloves and aprons if required. There are also tissue storage and disposal facilities suitable for both animal and cadaveric specimens as well as a clean area where surgical instruments can be cleaned.