Clinical Simulation Unit (CSU)

The Clinical Simulation Unit at the University of York is a purpose-built education facility in the Seebohm Rowntree Building. It provides the perfect environment in which healthcare practitioners and students can develop and enhance their clinical skills. It is a safe and supportive learning environment.

The CSU provides facilities which replicate a number of areas where healthcare professionals may work; from the home environment and primary care clinics, to acute hospital wards and critical care areas. The CSU has two, four-bedded hospital bays, an intensive care suite, and a bedsit. We also have a large versatile teaching area which can be divided into multiple room configurations by modern, soundproofed, movable walls.

The CSU has excellent facilities for teaching clinical skills. The ward area is well supplied with a range of healthcare equipment that can be found in any modern hospital. Students can practice clinical procedures using state of the art skills trainers. The CSU is also equipped with hi fidelity adult, junior and baby patient simulation manikins which replicate a range of physiological signs and symptoms. These manikins enable students to practice responding to real time clinical scenarios including medical emergencies.

To enhance the feedback given to students, the CSU is equipped with excellent audio visual and IT equipment. We have a number of fixed and mobile cameras specifically designed for healthcare education. Video is held securely and playback can be done quickly on specific PCs within the Department or on our large touchscreen television.

In the summer of 2013 the CSU was extended and modernised to ensure that this facility would continue to meet the needs of contemporary healthcare education well into the future. We were delighted that Jane Cummings, NHS England's Chief Nursing Officer was able to come and officially open the newly extended and modernised CSU.  More information.