Clinical Simulation

Our Simulation Suite, located in the Brooks building, allows you to develop your skills and knowledge in safe, simulated environments.

Here, we are able to deliver interdisciplinary education and training in an interactive, engaging, and realistic way.

Our facilities at Manchester Met mean that we are able to simulate different patients and scenarios for learning, teaching, assessment, and research purposes.

The Simulation Suite consists of:

Features include bespoke video observation and recording equipment, which gives us the opportunity to provide sophisticated analysis and debriefing. We also have a service user and carer centre, and separate rooms for preparation and debriefing. 

Simulation Rooms

We have two high-tech Simulation Rooms, which represent ward environments and are fitted with the latest clinical simulation equipment. This allows the opportunity to put academic knowledge into practice in a safe learning environment.

We immerse you into different clinical scenarios and you are supported fully in the learning environment to interact, assess, diagnose and treat the patients. Our Simulation Rooms house responsive human patient simulator manikins who can talk, cry, sweat, bleed and blink, and they have chest sounds, heart sounds, pulse and blood pressure.

We also work with people trained to be simulated patients and relatives, who take on roles during simulation and are trained to give feedback to learners in the debrief following the scenario.

Control Room

We operate the equipment in our Simulation Rooms covertly from soundproof control rooms with one-way mirrored glass. This creates an extremely realistic clinical experience for learners.

Instant feedback, access to physiological data (such as respiration rate, heart rate, blood pressure, electrocardiography (ECG), X-rays and verbal responses) enable you to interact fully in order to assess, diagnose and treat patients successfully. 

Clinical Skills Rooms

Our two separate Clinical Skills Rooms give you the opportunity to practice techniques and carry out practical skills through simulated patient scenarios.

The Clinical Skills Rooms represent ward environments and feature the technology and patient support systems found in all hospitals, such as nurse call buttons, suction, oxygen, emergency resuscitation trollies, defibrillators and patient observation monitors.

Here, you practice essential skills such as hand washing, infection control, physiological observations and CPR. This helps you to become accustomed to working with patient simulators and anatomical models to deliver injections, insert catheters, take observations, and practice drug administration.

Movement Laboratory

In the Movement Lab, you can visualise and analyse a person’s pattern of movement. We use the facilities for teaching and research purposes in collaboration with local orthopaedic surgeons, allowing gait impairments to be assessed by biomechanical examination, coupled with gait assessment.

Our Movement Lab houses a Qualysis system, which uses 8 Oqus 5+ cameras and two Kistler force plates to collect dynamic movement data.

Physiotherapy Practical Rooms

We have seven separate physiotherapy practical rooms to allow you the opportunity to develop your practical skills and techniques during simulated patient scenarios.

Our facilities at Manchester Met also include an electrotherapy area and physiotherapy gym, with all of the rooms equipped with the technology and equipment required for physiotherapy interventions, such as patient assessment, exercise therapy and musculoskeletal manipulation techniques.