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Eye and Ear unveils state-of-the-art education precinct

Eye and Ear education precinct

The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (Eye and Ear) has unveiled a state-of-the-art education precinct located on levels four and five of the main campus in East Melbourne as part of its redevelopment program.

According to the hospital, the new precinct includes facilities and equipment to advance its education and training capabilities.

The facilities include a surgical skills lab equipped with nine cutting-edge microscopes and serves as a training environment for ophthalmologists, otolaryngologists and anaesthetists to refine their practical and theoretical skills.

Another feature of the precinct is a simulation centre comprising a Virtual Simulation Room that trains medical staff in surgical techniques using simulators, and a Clinical Simulation Room, designed for delivering practical and theoretical skills training through simulated scenarios.

According to the Eye and Ear, the flagship of its education precinct is the Martin Family Auditorium. The room has capacity for large lectures with 128 seats and benefits from additional break-out spaces including a foyer, collaboration space and boardroom.

The Ronald Lowe Library, established in 1954, remains an educational resource for clinicians and staff. In a statement, the hospital said it houses the largest collection of ophthalmology and otolaryngology resources in Australia.

The education precinct areas are also available for individual hire by external organisations for education, surgical skills training, clinical training, conferences and more. For further information, contact the education precinct manager, Ms Kerryn Baker, at kerryn.baker@eyeandear.org.au

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