We have a wide range of specialist facilities on offer to our students and staff:
The Leaf hospital is a fully-staffed clinical facility offering a comprehensive podiatry service and a private practice physiotherapy service. It is close to the centre of Eastbourne and the train station. The Leaf Hospital has two main clinics and three further consulting rooms allowing up to 28 patients to be seen at any one time. Clinical practice is supported by a comprehensive range of diagnostic and therapeutic equipment including gait analysis, imaging and more. There is an orthotics department where students produce high quality orthotics and insoles for patients.
On the first floor there is a fully equipped operating theatre for minor surgical procedures, a human anatomy lab where students can study prosections and take part in lower limb dissection. For podiatry students this is the base for the practice placements and the school has a contract with the NHS locally to provide patient care.
Human movement laboratory
Our human movement laboratory contains state-of-the-art resources for biomechanical research and is used widely by our research staff and students as well as by outside agencies when carrying out experimental research.
Its wide range of equipment includes a video-based motion analysis system, an electromagnetic motion tracking system, and ultrasound scanners. More detailed information on the human movement laboratory can be found on our Clinical Research Centre webpages.
Practical skills rooms
There are a range of "skills" rooms which are equipped so that students can learn and practise practical skills with each other prior to working with patients and clients. These include a Daily Living Suite for occupational therapy practice. This room is furnished like a flat with kitchen, bedroom and bathroom facilities. This enables students to practice activities of daily living in a realistic environment. In addition the kitchen area is used for cookery skills and other specialist rooms are equipped for the creative arts and crafts taught as part of the occupational therapy curriculum with its focus on health through occupation.
We also have specialist classrooms for physiotherapy practical skills. These rooms are equipped with treatment couches (for example manual skills and exercise therapy rooms). A variety of hands-on skills including those of palpation, massage and manipulation can be facilitated by practice with peers.
As well as excellent IT facilities, students can benefit from the use of the sports facilities, including a swimming pool, fitness suite, and a multipurpose sports hall. The Eastbourne campus also provides Students' Union facilities and activities and newly built halls of residence.