New leading edge medical facilities at Keele School of Medicine
There are very few Universities which have the kind of facilities we are building here and we have already had a great deal of interest from across the UK in booking training places.
Work has started on a state of the art development at Keele University which will allow the School of Medicine to join a select group of institutions offering leading edge facilities which will attract surgeons from across the UK.
The new £2.8 million extension of the Anatomy Skills Facility at The David Weatherall building will mean not only improved facilities for students, but will also offer senior surgeons the chance to improve high level skills in the most up-to-date teaching environment.
“There are very few Universities which have the kind of facilities we are building here and we have already had a great deal of interest from across the UK in booking training places even before this is built,” said Keele School of Medicine Business Manager Margaret Hollins.
"The Medical School is already a flagship building on the campus and this development will only increase that high profile,” she added.
The new facility will be housed in an extension to the existing Medical School building. The complex build will also involve raising the existing single storey IT suite, alterations to office accommodation and high level specialist mechanical and electrical installations. State of the art audio-visual and video capture technology will be built into the heart of the new suite enabling unprecedented opportunities for the detailed viewing and capturing of anatomical procedures.
Touch screens, video editing suites and secure live dissection broadcasts within the Keele network will be provided to enable the students to have the most accurate possible experience of real human physiology at a level not offered in many UK Medical Schools.
Other exciting features include the ability to film trainees practising techniques which they can then review with their trainer, take away digital copies and play at their convenience.
The work is expected to to be completed in August.