The Clinical Skills Centre (CSC)

The Clinical Skills Centre (CSC)

The Clinical Skills Centre (CSC) at the Sydney School of Veterinary Science is an integral resource and environment that enables students’ learning, practice, and demonstration of clinical skills required for all veterinary graduates. The CSC is an area where students can come and practise core techniques in a stress free environment, guided by Associate Professor Max Zuber and Skills Centre Coordinator Katrina Walker. Students can learn by using equipment and life-like models: suturing, anaesthetic skills, use of syringes and much more.

Confidence in technical ability is a major hurdle that veterinary science students encounter going from the classroom to the clinic. Bridging this gap is a vital step in becoming a ‘practice ready’ graduate.

The top priority of the CSC is to develop and train students to be the best veterinarians possible, the new centre enables this learning to take place through clinical skills training using state-of-the-art models, simulations and case materials.

The CSC will give students the opportunity to hone important veterinary skills prior to attempting tasks on patients within a hospital.

The Clinical Skills Centre (CSC)

Through repetition and immediate feedback our students can successfully integrate their knowledge in areas including:

  • placing an intravenous (IV) catheter,
  • bandaging a limb,
  • listening to heart and lung sounds and identifying abnormalities,
  • suture ties and placement
  • sterile techniques for surgery
  • blood collection, and
  • parasite identification