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Health & Allied Professions Centre

Explore our brand-new state-of-the-art clinical skills facility based on our Clifton Campus.

The purpose-built Health & Allied Professions (HAP) Centre is home to our world-class teaching, practice, research and scholarship in the Institute of Health and Allied Professions (IHAP). The 34,000 square foot building features mock hospital wards, consultation and counselling rooms, creative teaching spaces and specialist equipment, providing our students with the knowledge and skills required for a dynamic career in nursing, paramedicine and healthcare.

  • Consultation and counselling rooms for role-play scenarios
    Consultation and counselling rooms for role-play scenarios
  • Our spaces are bright and modern with plenty of communal areas
    Our spaces are bright and modern with plenty of communal areas
  • Mock hospital wards help students prepare for placements and graduate roles
    Mock hospital wards help students prepare for placements and graduate roles
  • Our students work with industry standard equipment
    Our students work with industry standard equipment
  • Tutor presenting in new classroom space
    Tutor presenting in new classroom space
  • Social study area in the Health and Allied Professions Centre
    Social study area in the Health and Allied Professions Centre
  • Nursing student undertaking practical scenario
    Nursing student undertaking practical scenario
  • Paramedic Science student during practical session in ward with lifelike mannequin
    Paramedic Science student during practical session in ward with lifelike mannequin
  • Hospital bed in mock ward setting
    Hospital bed in mock ward setting
  • Mock consultation room for minor procedures
    Mock consultation room for minor procedures
  • Mental health counselling facilities in the new HAP centre
    Mental health and counselling facilities in the new HAP centre
  • Continuing Professional Development opportunities in the HAP Centre
    Continued Professional Development opportunities in the HAP Centre
  • Continued Professional Development lecturers within the HAP Centre
    Continued Professional Development lecturers within the HAP Centre
  • Students learn in hands-on situations from our lecturers
    Students learn in hands-on situations from our lecturers
  • East Midlands Ambulance Service facilities within the HAP Centre
    East Midlands Ambulance Service facilities within the HAP Centre
  • Made hospital bed in the mock ward
    Ready made hospital bed in the mock ward
  • HAP Paramedic performing a minor procedure
    Paramedic performing a minor procedure

Dynamic clinical skills facilities

The ground floor of the centre is dedicated to clinical skills teaching facilities which incorporate the latest technology to create simulated practice scenarios for students within the University setting.

Mock hospital wards and healthcare settings

Our mock hospital wards and domestic flat setting support students to learn how to care for people in real-life settings to complement their experience on placements in local health services. Equipped with hospital beds, industry equipment and lifelike patient mannequins which can be robotically controlled using a hand-held device to simulate a range of patient symptoms, illnesses and scenarios you may experience in a real hospital.

Counselling and consultation rooms

We have dedicated spaces where our students can learn in a variety of scenarios, from allied health and neonatal care to mental health.

Virtual reality wall

A virtual reality room enables lecturers to create a wide range of health care situations for students to practice their skills for their professional role, such as a motorway crash scene, school playing field or train station. This engaging space allows students to practice what they could be faced with in the roles that they go into during placements and throughout their career following graduation.

High-tech classrooms and creative spaces

Paramedic Science students in practical seminar

Classrooms are technologically enabled with the ability to stream across different rooms and floors allowing lecturers to demonstrate complex skills to different groups. The Health & Allied Professions Centre has a range of collaborative spaces for student centred teaching approaches.

The building has also been designed with a range of different social study spaces to enable students to connect with each other, socialise and have practical places to study. The focus on collaborative spaces supports IHAP’s growing research and practice focused innovations.

Contemporary registered healthcare professionals are required to be dynamic and flexible. As well as providing compassionate care, they need to be able to think critically, make complex decisions and lead. Active and creative educational approaches are known to help develop these skills.

Dr Anne Felton, Head of the Institute of Health and Allied Professions

Embracing Sustainability

Social study area in the Health and Allied Professions Centre

The HAP Centre has been built in line with our Sustainable Construction Policy and is on track to receive its BREEAM Excellent Post Construction Certificate demonstrating its sustainable features. Some of which include the solar PV array on the building rooftop; the energy efficient air source heat pumps and the mechanical heat recovery system. Investment into renewable technologies and consideration of all environmental impacts of a new building  (e.g. waste management, sustainable transport, biodiversity and water) are a fundamental aspect of NTU’s Reimagined Strategy Embracing Sustainability strand and working towards our Net Zero Carbon targets.

Institute of Health and Allied Professions

Find out more about the undergraduate, postgraduate and professional Health and Allied Professions courses at NTU and start your journey with us.