STATE OF THE ART SURGICAL TRAINING CENTRE
Located at University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust, we offer a comprehensive simulation of real operating environments and deliver medical, educational and instructional teaching using fresh donor tissue and an unrivalled collection of plastinated human specimens.
We are constantly developing links with industry, external healthcare professions and education providers to offer the most inspiring and innovative training available.
We provide the finest quality surgical and non-surgical medical training in a realistic operating environment through our superb facilities, dedicated staff & academic links.
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Our dedicated team of R&D professionals endeavour to seek out and respond to opportunities for research and development.
WHAT WE CAN DO
We offer you a panoply of cutting-edge options
Funded by the West Midlands Strategic Health Authority, the West Midlands Surgical Training Centre is located within the main University Hospital building to provide comprehensive simulation of a real operating environment and deliver medical, educational and instructional teaching using plastinated specimens.
It is also one of only a handful of UK medical training facilities to have been granted a Human Tissue Authority licence that allows trainee surgeons to practise on cadaveric material, providing them with what lecturers say is a far more realistic operating experience than they would get via more conventional practice on models.
The Centre has a state-of-the-art surgical suite and an adjoining 30 seat seminar room. In the training suite, the eight clinical training tables are equipped with Brandon Medical Operating Theatre lights
At each station is a ‘Stack’ with arthroscopic camera and light source together with multiple power sockets, data ports, an adjustable pressure water supply, suction and free drainage. The monitors give access to e-learning material which can be called up to enhance the teaching session in real time.
A control system links the tables to a 46” LCD screen in the suite, allowing a wide range of sources to be displayed. This includes live surgery, room cameras and recorded media. The control system is also linked to screens in the adjoining seminar room. A two-way AV link to the adjacent lecture room, operating theatres and the internet allows fully flexible integrated programmes and even virtual presence for distant trainees or course delegates.