Brookfield Health Sciences Complex
The School of Clinical Therapies at UCC is located in the Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, which is a new, purpose-built building. Apart from the School of Clinical Therapies, it also houses the School of Nursing and Midwifery and the School of Medicine of the College of Medicine and Health. Brookfield is also home to the comprehensive Health Sciences Library, the Jennings Gallery as well as the Brookfield Clinic. Most lectures, tutorials and workshops take place in Brookfield. Brookfield is part of UCC’s newest campus and it is within a 5-minute walking distance from main campus.
The Brookfield Clinic was established jointly by the HSE –Southern Area and University College Cork in 2005. It provides both Speech and Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy to children living in the catchment area of UCC and children of students and staff at UCC. The clinic also provides a limited service to adults in this area. It provides effective therapy for clients and education for Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists in training.
In order to be able to help their clients effectively, students must learn therapeutic skills. To ensure that the clients get the best possible help, the supervising therapists and the staff in the School of Clinical Therapies observe how students perform in the clinic. There are ‘Observation rooms’ and videoing for this purpose. This way, students are seen in action and are given feedback on their performance.
Some of the teaching within the School of Clinical Therapies takes place in the modern state of the art FLAME Anatomy laboratory, which is located in the Western Gateway Building within a few minute walking distance from Brookfield Health Sciences Complex. The FLAME Lab attracts visitors from all over the world and is Ireland’s leading Anatomy laboratory.