Clinical Skills Unit (CSU)

​​​​The Clinical Skills Unit (CSU) contributes to the provision of consistently high quality clinical skills and simulation education, thereby enabling staff to provide a high standard of patient care and minimise risk by:

  • Working in partnership with staff in the Canterbury District Health Board.

  • Working with training agencies associated with healthcare within the Canterbury region.

  • Working with other District Health Boards and national professional training organisations.

Clinical skills bridges the gap between theoretical and clinical practice in a protective learning environment for both undergraduate and postgraduate training as well as ongoing professional development. Clinical skills are broadly defined as any action which can impact patient outcomes including;

  • Clinical reasoning and decision making;

  • Teamwork and communication;

  • Clinical examination and invasive procedure.

Courses run through the Clinical skills Unit are now located on          

 

Clinical

Aims and Objectives

The Clinical Skills Unit (CSU) contributes to the provision of consistently high quality clinical skills and simulation...

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Canterbury Collaborative Simulation Interest Group (CCSIG)

Canterbury Collaborative Simulation Interest Group promotes collaboration and networking of Canterbury wide simulation centres...

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Staff

Contact details for the Clinical Skills Unit.

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Training Equipment

Clinical Skills Unit can provide full and part clinical skills and simulation models to support your training whether that be...

Simulation

Education and Development

Information about education workshops, self-directed learning packages and medical education offered by the CSU.

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Page last reviewed: 06 September 2017
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