Keele Medical School facilities
Keele University School of Medicine is spread across several sites in Staffordshire and Shropshire. The three principal buildings are located at the University main campus and at the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (UHNM) three miles away. There are also facilities at our associate teaching hospital at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust in Shropshire, at North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust, at County Hospital, and at Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust at both Stafford and Shrewsbury. All undergraduate medical students can expect to spend varying periods of time at all of these sites during their five years on the course.
The David Weatherall building at Keele campus contains everything that one would expect in a modern purpose-built facility, including a large lecture theatre, seminar rooms, IT laboratory, a first-class anatomy suite, multi-user laboratories, student common room and refreshment area. The University provides library and information services in the nearby Information Services building.
Social work, counselling, paramedic science, physician associate and public health students will be based at the David Weatherall building. When students are not at David Weatherall, they will be on high-quality placements that provide the broadest range of experiences within primary and community settings. Those studying paramedic science will have use of specialist resources such as a fully equipped paramedic training ambulance, the skills labs, anatomy suite, high-fidelity simulation, multi-professional trauma days and major incident scenarios.
At the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (UHNM) campus, there are two educational buildings: the Keele University School of Medicine (UHNM Hospital Campus) building and the Clinical Education Centre. As well as the usual teaching rooms, the Clinical Education Centre provides a multi-professional Health Library and superb clinical skills laboratory facilities.
The Harplands Hospital (North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Trust) has a dedicated student common room/IT facility, seminar rooms and a small skills laboratory.
At the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, facilities include seminar rooms, a clinical skills laboratory, a student common room/resource room, and an integrated Health Library. High standard living accommodation for students is available at the Shrewsbury site.
At Stafford, County Hospital has several teaching rooms and library facilities. The Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has dedicated space for Keele medical students at St George's Hospital site in Stafford.
The David Weatherall building's Multi-user 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 techniques, 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.
Keele anatomy department provides anatomical teaching and resources for health and science education, both at Keele and across the North West of England.
We are also a centre for anatomical research, facilitating undergraduate and postgraduate student research projects.
Anatomy encompasses all levels of structural organisation; topographical, neuroanatomical, histological, cellular and developmental.
Knowledge and understanding of the anatomy of the human body is an essential part of medical, health science, sports science, and many life science professions.