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We hired some rooms at the centre for conducting usability studies of medical devices. We found the facilities excellent and this venue is a perfect choice for running studies like these.

A critical care unit with adjoining technology control room

  • The room can replicate critical care environment with all accessories available to simulate patient care in a critical care facility
  • The control room enables technicians to control the response of the high fidelity mannequins such as SimMan3G to the care being delivered. Vital signs such as heart rate, rhythm, respiratory rate and all clinical observations can be controlled, altered and adjusted.
  • Our ventilation system Draeger Infinity V500 for Adults/Paeds/Neonates is also available. 

An accident and emergency bay

  • The accident and emergency bay includes a 4-bedded trolley area which can simulate an emergency care setting.
  • Trauma mannequins simulating emergency injuries are also provided.

Three clinical wards

  • One 6-bedded ward
  • Two 4-bedded wards
  • All ward areas can be adapted to switch between adult or children's wards. 

A scrub room

  • Stainless steel scrub sinks

A neo-natal room

  • This room includes a viewing platform with a two-way mirror so technicians can control a simulated baby's response. Various equipment and mannequins are available from incubators, resuscitaires to ventilator.

Simulated home environment 

  • Our Simulated Home Environment for Learning Teaching and Research (SHELTeR) functions as a community home used in line with health and social care integration. 
  • Dementia and disability-friendly requirements include adjustable lighting, a simulated ageing suit, built in kitchen and bathroom, wet room, bedroom. The room can be adapted for any  home environment. 

Technical team

Our technical team can advise on the most suitable setting for your project and assist with the use of our specialist equipment. They are also experienced medical makeup artists and can create realistic injuries including wounds, lacerations, burns and bruising.

All of our rooms are versatile and can be set up to recreate other environments including a birthing suite, outpatient department, community setting, GP surgery and theatre recovery room. We also have a large locker room, changing facilities and reception area and nurses station.


The versatility of our Simulation and Clinical Skills Centre enables us to meet the educational requirements of a range of healthcare practitioners and specialities. If you are interested in using our facilities please email or call us on 0131 455 3206.

Extremely impressed with the facilities at the University, we used the facilities for a recent film shoot on location for a medical movie. Great experience from start to finish.

-Katelin O'Neil, Business Development Director, 29studios

The centre was the perfect environment for our shoot and all staff were incredibly helpful, knowledgeable and accommodating, so we achieved exactly the end result needed to budget and on schedule.

-Amy Morement, Location Manager, LS Production

We used the centre to film a student's business case for Edinburgh City Council. We captured the product in a life-like environment, without interrupting the day to day business of a real hospital.

-Sabine Klaus-Carter MSc, Director, Creation Editor Limited, Video Production

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Simulation and Clinical Skills Centre

Sighthill Court
EH11 4BN

0131 455 3206