The Bryan College of Health Sciences is located on the Bryan Medical Center East Campus. The campus educational setting includes classrooms, conference rooms, simulation laboratories, skills laboratories, a computer laboratory and library facilities, as well as offices for faculty and staff.
Bryan College of Health Library provides access to extensive collections of print and electronic books and journals, databases and multimedia material. The collection contains journals, books, audiovisual materials and multidisciplinary databases. These resources are utilized for coursework, patient care, clinical research and professional development. Library services include document delivery, research assistance program (RAP), curriculum integrated information competency skills, Library specific course guides, and educational opportunities in the form of hands-on workshops and course lectures. The Library web page organizes all the resources and services and provides remote access for off-campus users. The Library houses the College computer lab and, additionally, has seating for quiet study and a room that is used for testing and can be reserved for group study. The Library aims to provide authoritative current, high quality information that supports the curriculum and contributes to excellent patient care.
The Testing Center is available for makeup exams and semi-private room testing by appointment only. The Center is staffed by Volunteers from the Bryan Medical Center Volunteer Resources Department.
Skills laboratories are located within the educational complex and are equipped with a variety of specialized equipment and mannequins for practicing psychomotor skills and patient care. The skills laboratories simulate a full range and complexity of care.
The College also utilizes space at Bryan Medical Center West, located three miles west of the College. This location is home to the College’s Natural Science Laboratory, faculty offices, classrooms for Natural Science instruction, and small group work. The Natural Science Laboratory is the permanent home to two plastinated human body specimens, as well as two human cadavers. These offer an important advancement in educating graduate and undergraduate students.
State-of-the-art, high-fidelity adult, birthing, and pediatric patient simulators are also located at the West campus within The Center for Excellence in Clinical Simulation. Patient simulators respond physiologically to student interventions, such as medication administration, application of oxygen, and administration of anesthetic gases. They have realistic features, such as blinking eyes with pupils that react to light, a chest that rises and falls with respirations, palpable pulses, various heart and lung sounds, and the ability to cry, drool, and bleed. Simulated clinical experiences offer the opportunity to learn in a hands-on, risk-free environment. The Center is housed on an 11-bed patient care unit that exactly replicates the hospital environment with two rooms dedicated to debriefing. There are currently eight high-fidelity patient simulators, as well as audio-visual capabilities.
Staff, faculty, and students have access to a free shuttle service that runs every thirty minutes between Bryan East and Bryan West.
A 28-station computer laboratory is housed within the Library. Computers are equipped with software needed to complete course requirements, as well as a variety of review programs. Students can access their College email accounts, CAMPUSVUE, and CANVAS® accounts. In addition, eight computers are located in the student lounge on East Campus and Science Lab area on West Campus for use outside Library hours.
Each classroom contains state-of-the-art technology, including a computer, LCD projector, document camera and projectable white board/wall. Two mobile cart with 30 laptops is available for classroom instruction and testing. Technology to enhance learning at a distance is available in classrooms.