Students in clinical skills hub

Student clinical skills hub

Clinical skills at the School of Veterinary Science are learned from the first week of year 1.

Using our dedicated lab spaces, students in years 1-3 follow a developmental self-directed peer-assisted learning approach supported by troubleshooting and regular practice tests and feedback sessions, to build their manual competence, theoretical knowledge and life-long learning skills.

students in our clinical skills lab

Our bespoke bank of learning resources provides written and video directions for students to use when developing their skills.

Learning is enhanced using a reflective diary which students use to track their skill development and build their skills as a reflective practitioner.

On clinical rotations in years 4 and 5, students begin to apply these fundamental skills to more complex, species-specific situations, supported by case-based learning in the clinical environment.

Students in our clinical skills lab

Our research shows that students develop teamworking, communication, organisational and reflection skills and gain confidence in themselves as independent learners, as a result of their experience in the clinical skills lab.

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