Introduction to The Sydney Medical School Nepean
Sydney Medical School Nepean is one of the eight clinical schools of The University of Sydney.
Based in the Nepean Hospital precinct in Penrith, at the foot of the Blue Mountains, the school works out of two sights – The Nepean Clinical School Building and Level 5 South Block Nepean Hospital.
The Nepean Clinical School Building, is a new building housing education, clinical school administration, clinical research pods and outpatient clinics. The building was purpose built for student education with a 90 seat Auditorium, 10 tutorial rooms and a large interactive clinical skills laboratory. There are two large student computer labs accessible after hours to students.
The centre also works closely with the Nursing and Allied Health holding many teaching sessions and events. Over the past five years the NSW Ambulance Service has run its Extended Paramedic Care Course at Nepean Clinical School. The office of the Associate Dean is in this building with Surgery, Medicine (Education based) and Obstetrics Gynaecology and Neonatology disciplines based here also.
Level 5 South Block is the Clinical School Research Hub. Disciplines strong in laboratory research are housed here, including the office of the Sub-Dean of Research, Medicine, Paediatrics, Critical Care, Haematology, Geriatrics and Psychiatry. The laboratories are supported by a computer lab, the Nepean Centre for Perinatal Care and computer hubs.
Sydney Medical School Nepean works closely with Nepean Hospital and the Nepean community, enjoying strong ties with the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District(NBMLHD). Outpatient clinics in the Nepean Clinical School Building will be run in conjunction with NBMLHD. A Telehealth Centre is being set up, initially for obstetric consultations between Orange, Mudgee and Dubbo. This service will expand to include other disciplines and centres into the future.