Effective, efficient space accommodates the full range of future pedagogical models
New purpose-built classroom and laboratory space at the Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex — together with up-to-date equipment and enhanced functionality — provide an enormous opportunity for resident schools to significantly enhance their educational offering.
Two simulation labs and a health assessment lab provide double the lab space for the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing. Now limited in capacity, these spaces are critical to foundational nursing skills and are used extensively at all levels. By giving nursing the room it needs to grow into the future, the new complex delivers further value to the program.
State-of-the-art labs that emulate the hospital, clinical and workplace conditions found in professional environments and newly acquired equipment — such as life-size and skills-based medical mannequins — position nursing students with the knowledge and skills needed for success in the real world.
Space is used effectively and promotes efficiency. A cleaning space allows technicians to prepare materials for the next class, while debrief rooms provide opportunities for private or more focused feedback. Nursing students, now forced to change in the hallways, gain access to change rooms and lockers in the new space.
And that’s not all:
Midwifery benefits from a larger and more flexible classroom, with satellite clinical rooms for examinations and role play.
Nutrition gets new state-of-the-art food labs, together with a new demonstration kitchen equipped with cameras and projection.
Occupational and Public Health gains a microbiological lab and a new chemical lab — both well equipped to take them into the future.