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New nurse training facility opens in Birmingham

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Nursing students are among those to benefit from the launch of a state-of-the art training wing at Birmingham City University.

The £2m extension to the university’s faculty of health in Edgbaston includes a virtual radiography suite, a radiography imaging suite and specialist training facilities for students studying visual rehabilitation and speech and language therapy.

The facility at the university’s City South campus will enable all health-related courses to be taught on the same site.

Previously diagnostic radiography, radiotherapy, speech and language therapy, visual rehabilitation and foundation degree courses in health and social care were taught at the City North campus.

“The faculty boasts up-to-date, innovative facilities that simulate the real situations that many health and social care students encounter in their practice,” said Stephen Wordsworth, head of the school of health and social care.

“Therefore these resources are essential in providing our students with a hands-on opportunity to develop their skills in a safe and supportive environment.”

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