Life and Medical Sciences Facilities
Each of the subject areas in the School of Life and Medical Science has their own specialist facilities:
- Geography, Environment and Agriculture
- Nutrition and Dietetics
- Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Science
- Postgraduate Medicine
The School of Life and Medical Science has moved into the state-of-the-art science building which opened in September 2016 providing us with world class laboratories for our teaching and research. At a cost of £50m the new building provides spacious naturally-lit laboratories and social spaces which create an environment that fosters multi-disciplinary learning and research.
Subject areas that are located here include the Biosciences, Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Science, Geography, Environment and Agriculture and Nutrition and Dietetics.
Medical Simulation Suites
At the University of Hertfordshire we place great importance on making sure you are prepared for working in your chosen industry. As part of this we try to make sure you have the best facilities available to you because of this many of our courses have practical simulation included as core elements.
In the School of Life and Medical Sciences this is seen mainly within the department of Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Postgraduate Medicine. It is also widely used by the School of Health and Social Work by Paramedics, Midwives, Nurses and Radiographers to become a multi-disciplinary learning environment.
These patient facing courses, including Optometry, require students to learn in simulated real life scenarios in order to be professionals upon graduation. We have a range of simulation suites for exactly this purpose. This facility enables our students to work as a team while becoming familiar with different pieces of medical and monitoring equipment.
Each of these is equipped with audio and visual monitoring so you can watch best practice and learn from reflection of your own practice. We work with a range of actors, surrogate patients and state-of-the-art simulated mannequins to help recreate these real life working environments.
See a virtual tour of our Clinical Simulation Suites.
Specialist Practical Laboratories
Our Dietetics and Nutrition Laboratories allow students to prepare and analyse food and nutritional values for a variety of diets and metabolisms.
Our newly refurbished sports facilities comprise 6-built laboratories and a therapy room with an adjacent sports injuries clinic. State-of-the-art sport, exercise and therapy equipment is located here, including systems for analysis and electrotherapy.
Psychology Observation Suites
We have a Psychology observation laboratory complete with a studio housing remote-controlled cameras. It is equipped with the latest sound and video technology including a digital edit suite.
Several other laboratories provide specialist facilities for human computer interaction, group interaction and innovation. We have also invested in Psychology based software, including statistics, graphics, databases and neural net packages.
Our four dedicated laboratories for geographical and environmental science house field study materials and aerial photography; IT and research resources for geographical information systems (GIS) and remote sensing; equipment for testing sediments; petrological microscopes; geological maps; and a rock and fossil collection.
Our Geography, Environment and Agriculture students frequently visit our rural site in Bayfordbury for regular field work activities.