Health Sciences School Facilities

We provide an excellent study environment for health professionals across our main campus and Clinical Skills Centre.

Students using the Health Sciences Library.

If you study a health professions course with us, you’ll be based close to the Royal Hallamshire Hospital. The hospital is home to the Sheffield Medical School, and is where you’ll find our dedicated Health Sciences Library.

Clinical Skills Centre

Samuel Fox House from the outside.

Our Clinical Skills Centre is based at the Northern General Hospital, one of the largest hospitals in the country. The centre contains mock clinical wards, resuscitation suites, simulated theatres and teaching rooms – a perfect facility for training the healthcare professionals of tomorrow.

Clinical Skills Facilities

The facilities have been chosen to reflect what is currently used in the clinical workplace, and provide support for the teaching, learning and assessment of our students in a variety of clinical and simulated settings. 

Take a look at our Clinical Skills Centre facilities using our 360° tour (please note our tour works best in Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox).

Communication Clinic

The Philippa Cottam Communication Clinic opened in 1993, and is based on-campus. As a speech and language therapy clinic, it supports children and adults with a range of communication disabilities every day.

A student-led communication clinic session

Having an on-site clinic gives students studying human communication sciences courses the opportunity to gain practical experience during their studies. The clinic’s observation and treatment rooms give our students opportunities to work with people who have communication difficulties.

Learn more about the clinic and its services

A student working in our on-site communication clinic

Take a look around our Human Communication Sciences Building:

Orthoptics teaching and research facilities

We have excellent orthoptic teaching and clinical facilities within the Medical School. Our relationship with the Royal Hallamshire Hospital eye department means that orthoptics students learn within a high-quality clinical teaching environment.

Orthoptics equipment in use.

Our optics room is the location for first year undergraduate investigations into the nature of light and also the venue for their experimental discovery of the action of prisms and the importance of correct positioning of prisms when taking their clinical measurements.

In the second year, students are taught those aspects of clinical visual optics necessary for the orthoptist such as the fundamentals of static and dynamic retinoscopy, use of slit lamp, focimetry and more. It is also the venue for those final year research projects which utilise the equipment found in this room, such as the variation in ocular refraction with peripheral viewing.

The vision science room is a clinical research space equipped with a large range of clinical tests required for orthoptic assessments, as well as an autorefractor, pupilometer and focimeter. The room is also equipped with a PlusoptiX photorefractor. The room is used for clinical teaching and research data collection undertaken during undergraduate final year projects.

The Eye Movement Room is used for clinical and undergraduate research projects. The room contains clinical equipment for orthoptic assessment and houses the Eyelink 1000+ eye movement recorder. This allows binocular recording with or without head stabilisation with high resolution.

Orthoptics students carrying our clinical tests

The Joyce Mein Room is the clinical skills teaching area situated in the Jessop Wing. It is also a space used for clinical research projects and clinical assessment.

General University facilities