The Oxley College of Health Sciences is housed at 1215 S. Boulder Avenue in downtown Tulsa. The building was constructed in 1954 for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma and was later expanded in 1969. Kinslow, Keith and Todd redesigned the building for The University of Tulsa in the summer of 2015. Floors 1-5 underwent a complete remodel by Flintco in the fall of 2015, 52,000 square feet. The remodeled facilities allows expansion of TU’s health sciences programs from 310 to more than 600 students.
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- State-of-the-art classrooms, student study lounge, and faculty offices.
- Nursing clinical skills lab, Lawson Family Nursing Simulation Center and Skills Laboratory, Biomechanics Research Laboratory and computer-testing facilities
- Biomechanics Laboratory, Athletic Training Teaching Laboratory, offices and state-of-the-art classrooms
- Faculty and staff offices
- Offices for the Oxley College of Health Sciences Deans
- Home of the Tulsa Chapter of the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship
The Mary K. Chapman Center for Communicative Disorders is a clinical learning facility of the Speech-Language Pathology program located on TU’s main campus and provides classrooms, observation and practicum facilities. The building contains three classrooms, a seminar room, 16 clinic rooms, eight observation rooms, a children’s group therapy room, a playroom, two large audiometric suites, a speech science and voice lab, an assistive technologies lab and faculty offices.
The department has the latest equipment and instrumentation available for use in research, diagnostic and therapy activities, including the Kay Pentax Digital Swallowing Workstation with Videoendoscopy and Stroboscopy, Computerized Speech Lab, Nasometry and Visipitch.
Lawson Family Nursing Simulation Center and Skills Laboratory
Lawson Family Nursing Simulation Center and Skills Laboratory helps to prepare TU students in the Oxley College of Health Sciences for clinical experiences that are a part of their academic programs. The laboratory and simulation center is outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment including hospital beds, vital statistics monitoring equipment, high-fidelity simulation mannequins, respiratory equipment, other equipment and supplies. Students use the laboratory and simulation center to practice skills they will use in the clinical setting and in their career. They also participate in scenarios using the high-fidelity human patient simulators relating to typical encounters they will likely see in the clinical rotations.
Biomechanics Research Laboratory
The Biomechanics Research Laboratory is equipped to conduct wide-variety kinematic and kinetic analyses. The laboratory has four work stations, two of which are dedicated to videography and data reduction and statistical analysis. The work stations are equipped with software such as Statistical Package for the Social Science (SPSS) package, MyoMotion software package, Comprehensive Meta- Analysis, Bertec BalanceCheck Screener and Trainer, Kinovea, and LabView Signal Express. The Biomechanics Research Laboratory provides both undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to gain hands on experience using a range of biomechanical tools to analyze human motion.
KRS Human Performance Lab
The Human Performance Laboratory is approximately 1,125 square feet with 15 student desks dedicated to undergraduate and graduate studies. The laboratory is used for research and teaching purposes within the Department of Kinesiology and Rehabilitative Sciences. The Human Performance Laboratory is able to assess metabolic function, oxygen uptake, substrate utilization, pulmonary function, electromyography, electrocardiogram with an iworx research grade human exercise physiology kit. A CosMed K4b portable metabolic assessment is used for field based testing.