Clinical skills laboratory at IUG

Thanks to the Bryan Guinness Charitable Trust, we funded over £6,000 worth of clinical skills equipment for IUG medical school. This equipment is used by more than 600 students. The laboratories are in constant use and much of the equipment was out of date and dilapidated. This makes the new equipment all the more important.

Read about how the new equipment has benefited the students from Dr Anwar Alshaikhkhalil, Vice Dean of IUG Faculty of Medicine

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“Simulation training offers the learner an opportunity to develop and enhance skills that are necessary for use in clinical practice. In the Faculty of Medicine of the Islamic University of Gaza (IUG), students regularly train and learn in the clinical skills laboratory. More than 400 students from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 benefit from this opportunity on several occasions each year.

In 3rd year, students learn and practice basic nursing and medical skills such as intravenous cannulation, blood taking, blood pressure measurements or intramuscular injections.

Use of the skills lab in 4th year, focuses on training in medical examination skills. As well as more advanced practices, such as urinary catheterisation, lumbar puncture or placing chest drains.

For 5th and 6th years, the skills laboratory is used for training in obstetrics and gynaecology, more advanced emergency, surgical and medical skills. Also advanced adult, paediatric and neonatal life support skills.


Another important aspect of the clinical skills laboratory is that it enables teamwork practise. Students can work together to achieve one common goal. Regular simulation teaching with clinical scenarios also take place in the skills laboratory.

Finally, the skills laboratory is used for clinical exams for 3rd to 6th year students. OSCE style examinations are conducted within the clinical skills laboratory.

Many thanks to FQMS for funding the purchase of the needed equipment in the skill lab on behalf of IUG. These models will be used all year round for training the medical students and examining the students’ skills during OSCE examination.”

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