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Dummy run for health industry at innovative event

July 17 2013


Glyndŵr University will give a dummy run to prospective students and medical professionals at a groundbreaking health day.

Hosted by the University’s Health Sciences team, the event will feature clinical examinations, communication around dementia, CPR, how to break bad news and assessment of a wound using a £30,000 adult-size METIman medical mannequin.

Workshops and exercises will be held this Friday from 10.45am on the Wrexham campus, showcasing the department’s innovative health curriculum for 2013/14.

The day is aimed at future students, employers and staff working in the sector to learn more about enhanced patient care.

Pam Hope, Academic Head of the Department for Health Sciences, encouraged professionals to attend, and said: “In times of economic recession it is often difficult for employers to release staff to undertake formal courses, yet the need is never greater to maintain the skills profile of any workforce and to stay ahead of the market.

“Whilst this department has a strong reputation for the quality of its existing health curricula, we also have long-established expertise in skills teaching.

“Our employees are skilled in either low fidelity skills or high-fidelity clinical simulation to assist inter-professional learning.

“In particular, we work with like-minded academics across various professions to enhance the development of clinical simulation at Glyndŵr University.”

She added: “We are keen to put this expertise to good use for health providers by providing bespoke skills training and would welcome the opportunity to show you what we can offer. We hope to see plenty of people there on Friday.”

Glyndŵr University’s Psychology department used the METIman mannequin earlier this year as part of a simulated training exercise with the emergency services.

Students watched in shock and amazement as fire and ambulance crews battled to rescue the dummy from a vehicle following a mock collision.

The Health Sciences department has a Clinical Diagnostics module starting in September and new Health and Social Care and Health and Wellbeing courses.

Glyndŵr University is also in talks to open its own clinical simulation suite, which would be the only one of its kind in North Wales.

To book a place on the health simulation day contact Jenny Jacobsen on 01978 293474 or email  



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