The Medical University of Silesia in Katowice is going to improve its academic base. Thanks to PLN 33,5 million from UE grants and state budget, the University will refurbish an old hospital laundry and adapt the building for the Didactics and Medical Simulation Center (Centrum Dydaktyki i Symulacji Medycznej). Localized at 8 Medyków St., the Center will consist of medical simulation part at the ground floor and teaching part at the first floor covering area of 3 750 sq. m.
What is the most important, the Center is predicted to act like a real hospital where students can practise simulation studies using phantoms. The medical simulation part will be equipped with 4 rooms. Each of them – surgery, life-saving room, two intensive care rooms – will create scenes which can take place during future professional duties of students. Further more, the Center is going to provide a simulator of an ambulance and a first-aid chamber.
The second floor is predicted for a media center with touch screen LCDs, a software service center stocks efficient PCs with a wide range of software and a lecture hall (150 sq. m).
The Didactics and Medical Simulation Center is going to be the first one of its kind in Poland.
About the University
The Medical University of Silesia was established in 1948. Since now, a diploma of the University has been granted to 32 095 alumni. Currently, the MUS trains physicians, dentists, pharmacists, medical analysts, bio-technologists, along with specialists in public health, emergency medicine, dietetics, nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, and cosmetology and hosts 5 388 students. Also, the University holds a certificate of the US Department of Education, upon which it is authorized to provide instruction in English.