Studying at Clinical Skills Centre began

Studying at Clinical Skills Centre began

The unique health care learning environment called the Clinical Skills Centre is ready at Kauppi Campus. During the first week it had more than a hundred TAMK's students and about a dozen medical students.

In the Clinical Skills Centre, health care students and professionals work together practising their skills. The Clinical Skills Centre is located in the new facilities of Arvo next to Tampere University Hospital.

It opened in the second week of August when the first simulations were held for students.

– Three simulation and debriefing complexes are now in use and another three are still being equipped. The clinical skills rooms are already in use, tells Executive Manager Nina Hutri-Kähönen from the Clinical Skills Centre.

TAMK's students have practised operating theatre skills and patient examination as well as participated in simulation exercises.

– In addition to the simulation exercises, clinical skills training will increase during the autumn. We will gain experience in the facilities and operations and can continue their development, says Senior Lecturer Lasse Tervajärvi from TAMK's Degree Programme in Nursing and Health Care.  

Clinical Skills Centre:

Students and professionals can practise multiprofessional teamwork and group supervision in the Clinical Skills Centre. The student groups may practice for example patient resuscitation or wound suturing in conditions as close to the casualty or operating theatre as possible.

Higher photo: Student Marianne Tuomaala discussing with the "patient"
Lower photo: Training in the operating theatre

Text and photos: Lasse Tervajärvi

Published 24.08.2016