Collaborative Practice Lab (pictured above)
This lab features interactive immersive technology in four of the eight breakout rooms. Three walls can be programmed to take 360-degree images and sounds from almost any environment — for example, hospital settings, the scene of an accident or home health environments.
Physical Assessment Lab
This lab contains 18 patient care assessment stations. It is outfitted with a ceiling camera, portable camera and recording system that allow faculty to demonstrate fine motor skill techniques, such as suturing. The demonstrations are displayed at each bedside monitor and can also be broadcast live worldwide. The recording system was intended for direct communication and demonstrations at GVSU satellite campus locations.
This lab contains a variety of real human body specimens that have been preserved using a plastination process. The lab also contains an Anatomage Table, which is the most technologically advanced 3D electronic anatomy visualization system for anatomy and physiology education. The table allows for exploration and learning of real MRI and CT images that are dissectible in 3D.
Operating Room Simulation (above)
The OR is equipped with an OR boom, surgical table and surgical instruments. It’s designed for students to learn sterile technique, gowning and gloving, and procedural setups for surgery.
Interprofessional Education Simulation Training Lab
This training lab contains three patient care bays, a ceiling-mounted patient transfer system and a gait-assist system. The lab is designed to be flexible and interprofessional, allowing the room to be set up in various configurations to meet a wide variety of learning objectives. In this lab, intensive care unit simulation is conducted. Students learn how to work with postsurgical patients and operate a variety of patient transfer equipment.
Standardized Patient Exam Rooms
There are 24 standardized patient exam rooms. Each room contains interprofessional outpatient examination tables designed to meet the specific practice needs of the different academic professions on the Health Campus. They each have state-of-the-art cameras and a recording system that allow faculty to watch live or recorded student standardized patient encounters and make annotations in the videos. Students also have access to their recorded videos for self-assessment.
Model Living Suite
In this apartment-like space, students learn how to teach patients who have suffered a life-altering injury or medical condition to use adaptive equipment in daily living.
Clinical Dietetics and Culinary Lab
This lab is used by students in the clinical dietetics program, applied food and nutrition program, and the hospitality and tourism management program. Clinical dietetics students are trained in preventive care nutrition and on how to teach patients about healthy food options tailored to their medical condition. Applied food and nutrition students examine the principles behind modern culinary techniques, with emphasis on preparation, nutrient quality and health. HTM students learn about food preparation, health and safety standards and OSHA requirements.