Respiratory and Sleep Physiology

Practical Learning

Respiratory Clinical Practice Suite 

Our facilities are equipped with clinical-quality systems and devices, including:

  • Lung function testing systems to give students the opportunity to measure spirometry, static lung volumes, carbon monoxide transfer factor and airways resistance on each other and volunteers
  • An exercise bike to allow students to investigate the effects of exercise on the respiratory and cardiovascular systems
  • State of the art oximeters that students can use to monitor blood oxygen levels during exercise using standardised clinical protocols


Health & Wellbeing Academy (HWBA) – Respiratory Clinic

The respiratory teaching team run respiratory clinics in the HWBA offering lung function testing and sleep studies to staff, students, members of the public and patients referred by medical colleagues. Respiratory & Sleep students will participate in clinics, gaining valuable clinical experience throughout their degree (this is in addition to clinical placements in NHS hospitals).