Clinical Skills Resource Centre

You’ll learn clinical and communication skills in a safe environment within the Clinical Skills Resource Centre (CSRC) before using them in a real clinical setting.

The Exeter resource centre is located at the St Luke’s Campus in the Heavitree Hospital site, whilst the Truro facilities are in the Knowledge Spa. The facilities include large teaching rooms, models for learning all practical aspects of medicine required in the clinical environment and dedicated communication skills rooms with video capability. We have simulation suites fitted with equipment to run a wide variety of scenarios designed to teach and test students in a safe environment.

The CSRC contains state-of-the-art electronic patient simulators, mock NHS wards and emergency departments.

You will learn to gather information, carry out physical examinations, conduct patient and family interviews, develop your diagnostic skills and perform a variety of practical procedures including injections, venepunture and basic life support.

You’ll also develop the ability to interact with patients in a variety of situations. Leaning and improving communication skills enables you to understand the needs of individual patients, physically and psychologically.