Learning and Teaching in Clinical Skills Laboratories

Marc Dilly, Sarah Baillie

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book


Clinical skills laboratories provide a dedicated area where students can practice using a range of models and simulators.
• Having an academic lead for clinical skills and a laboratory manager is highly recommended.
• The clinical skills program should be embedded in the curriculum.
• Feedback on learning should be an integral part of teaching in a clinical skills laboratory.
• Supporting learning resources (instruction manuals, videos, etc.) should be provided for students to use during taught classes and for self-directed learning.
• Instructor training (“train the trainer”) is helpful for all involved in delivering teaching (faculty, practitioners, technicians, and students).
• Clinical skills laboratories are an ideal venue in which to run assessments such as objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVeterinary Medical Education
Subtitle of host publicationA Practical Guide
EditorsJennifer Hodgson, Jacquelyn Pelzer
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781119125013
ISBN (Print)9781119125006
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jun 2017


  • clinical skills

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