The Clinical Assessment Lab provides an environment to gain the necessary skills for patient evaluation across multiple programs.
Training mannequins and simulators are used for clinical assessments for students to practice techniques they will utilize in real clinical practice. Students learn to select, interpret and evaluate clinical laboratory tests as well as imaging and other diagnostic tests used for treating and managing patient needs.
Physician assistant, optometry and occupational therapy students are also able to develop hands-on experience with using electronic health records with faculty guidance within this lab. Optometry students also specifically use it for practicing blood pressure and injections in addition to the program’s Systemic Medicine and Disease course.