The Clinical Skills Laboratories (CSL) provide our medical students with hands-on learning experiences for the practice of clinical skills, which are deemed essential for the effective and safe management of their future patients.

Student contact with real patients in hospital clinics and wards is central to medical training. However, it is now recognized that many of the complex and invasive techniques used in diagnosis and treatment are best learnt and practiced in a safe environment away from clinical areas.  Many clinical procedures can now be simulated to allow high levels of proficiency to be acquired before students are required to practice on real patients.

The simulators and anatomical models allow medical students to practice basic skills such as recognizing cardiac sounds (normal and pathologic), suturing, central and peripheral vein access, pelvic exam, and prostate exam, prior to entering the clinical setting.  These learning experiences are planned and supervised by the College of Medicine faculty with assistance from different clinical departments.

Our laboratories provide state-of-the-art equipment, anatomical models, electronic simulators, and patient models which includes the Harvey cardiac model.