We are developing a £16 million Three Counties Centre for Health and Wellbeing, 作为医学院的新家. 该项目按计划将于2023年完工.
Designed to maximise opportunities for interprofessional learning, the Three Counties Centre for Health and Wellbeing will be a physical embodiment of the aims of the 三县医学院 (TCMS) and its programme.
Centrally situated on the Severn’s St John’s riverbank in Worcester, it will be a major new resource for skills across the health professions. Until then existing University teaching space is available.
The new facility will include a specialised anatomy skills room using high fidelity models for visualisation of anatomy, pathology and physiology; a simulated GP’s surgery with a suite of consultation rooms; technology for viewing and feedback space; and easily dividable units for Objective Structured Clinical Examinations.
The use of state-of-the-art simulation and visualisation facilities means there will be no need for laboratories for cadaveric dissection and standard wet laboratories to support basic science courses. Instead, space will be available to provide students access to computers and to allow them to engage in small study groups. A large open-plan learning space with café facilities will act as a communal area for students from different health disciplines to meet and collaborate in an informal environment. The new building will also provide a significant expansion of continuing professional development opportunities for those who are currently working in the regional health service.
The Centre for Health and Wellbeing will significantly enhance the University’s existing health and science facilities. 这些现有设施包括:
- Extensive clinical simulation suites and a simulated hospital environment
- Dedicated biomedical research laboratories containing specialist equipment such as an LC/MS for lipid analysis
- A Flow Cytometer for immunophenotyping and qPCR machines for gene expression analysis
- Advanced laboratories for pollen and aerobiology research, with a negative pressure room for secure handling of harmful microorganisms and an environmental chamber for testing equipment and people in different environmental settings.
The Medical School’s students will also have access to the University’s other 一流的设施, such as The Hive, Europe’s first fully integrated university and public library based in a multi-award winning iconic building providing access to a quarter of a million books and over 12 miles of archive collections.
Known for its imaginative innovation as well as its generosity, 克莱夫和西尔维娅·理查兹慈善基金会 major donation of a quarter of a million pounds towards the creation of the new anatomy suite at the 三县医学院.