Environment and Technology Public Lecture Series: Professor Mark Tooley

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Date: 23 January 2013
Venue: 1R026 R Block Cafe, Frenchay Campus, UWE Bristol
Venue Location: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/comingtouwe/campusesmapsandtravel/frenchaycampus/frenchaycampusmaps.aspx
Time: 18:00 Registration and Refreshments for 18:30 Lecture - 19:30 - Networking and Supper

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Professor Mark Tooley will deliver a lecture entitled; 'Imitating the Patient' as part of the Faculty of Environment and Technology Public Lecture Series.

Airline pilots learn how to operate aeroplanes by using flight simulators. In perfect safety they can practise crash landings and other emergency situations. In the same way doctors and medical staff can practise medical techniques, learn new skills, and cope with medical emergencies, by using Human Patient Simulators. These simulators are full sized, imitate the patient really well, and are located in realistic fully equipped clinical environments or even real medical settings. The simulator works by using sophisticated hardware and computer models, which make it react and appear like a normal patient. By imitating the patient using simulation, medical staff can make medicine safer, with no risk to real patients.

Professor Tooley will discuss his contribution to simulation, from his involvement in establishing the first simulation centre in the UK, in Bristol in 1997 to creating one in his Bath hospital many years later. From being a specialist, elitist activity, simulation is now practised in most teaching hospitals and associated universities. The lecture will cover how the complex simulators work, the technology behind them and how simulation is useful in the modern healthcare setting.

Professor Tooley is the Head of the Department of Medical Physics and Bioengineering, Director of Research and Development, and a Consultant Clinical Scientist at the Royal United Hospital, Bath. He has been a visiting professor with the University of the West of England (UWE) since 2009 and is a member of their Institute of Biosensing Technology Scientific Advisory Board. He was the Scientific Director of the Bristol Medical Simulation Centre, which was the first simulation centre in the UK.

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