Laboratories

Facilities The School of Medicine building on Keele campus houses several state-of the-art teaching and learning laboratories which may be used for both taught classes and self learning. All the laboratories are computer networked and contain modern audiovisual equipment for presentations and personal study.

The Anatomical Laboratories comprise a large dissecting room, mortuary, embalming facilities, a resource room and clinical examination cubicles. Students are able to carry out supervised anatomical examinations and also study pre-prepared material, models, posters, radiographs, pathology and microanatomical specimens.

The multiuser laboratories house equipment for histology, physiology, pharmacology, biochemistry and microbiology practicals. Here students learn to use stethoscopes, sphygmomanometers, microscopes, computerised spirometry, ECG and EMG equipment, make accurate drug dilutions and gain skills in basic life support on resuscitation manikins.

Facilities are also available to learn sterile technique, ophthalmoscopy, otoscopy and drug delivery. The IT laboratory, which has extended opening hours, houses over 50 networked PCs with additional facilities for digital imaging, scanning and printing.