Vesalius Clinical Training Centre

Clinical training

We provide the highest quality surgical and non-surgical clinical training in a safe environment through our expertise, care and facilities.

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Working together

The centre is continually developing links with other external providers from within healthcare professions and from industry.

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Our courses

Through continuing professional development and postgraduate training we encourage and facilitate the development of high quality sustainable learning.

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Research and development

We endeavour to seek out and respond to opportunities for research and development.

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Welcome to the Vesalius Clinical Training Centre at the University of Bristol.

Through this unique, world class facility and partnerships with academia, the NHS, Severn Deanery, Bristol Medical Simulation Centre, medical device industry, professional organisations and our donors we deliver our vision of practically-based understanding of anatomy for clinical practice.We provide full direct support for the delivery of the highest standards of training and development for healthcare professionals.

Bequest office

Information about body bequests for use in anatomy teaching and research.


We support a wide range of surgical skills courses designed for clinicians in various specialities, including orthopaedic, vascular and reconstructive.


The facilities at the centre are first-class and with provisions for storing up to 52 donors, the centre is the optimum space to host specialist courses.