Facilities at Sydney Medical School Nepean
Nepean Hospital is the newest major teaching hospital of the University of Sydney and have recently opened our new Sydney Medical School Nepean Building across for the Hospital on Derby Street, Kingswood. The Medical School is located in the Sydney Medical School Building and on Level 5 South Block in Nepean Hospital.
- Lecture Rooms
- Tutorial Rooms
- Seminar Rooms
- Meeting Rooms
- Student Computer Room
- Clinical Skills Lab
- Common Room
- Tea Rooms
- Nepean Hospital Library Service
Nepean Clinical School Building
The auditorium can accommodate approximately 100 people and has State-of-the-Art videoconferencing equipment which can be used for lectures, videoconferencing and master classes and relayed to four of our Tutorial rooms.
South Block Nepean Hospital
Level 2 Auditorium
Level 2 Auditorium can accommodate 113 people and has the latest audio-visual and video conferencing equipment.
Level 3 Auditorium
Located on Level 3, West Block. It can accommodate 70 people and is fitted with excellent audiovisual technology and an adjunct kitchenette.
Nepean Clinical School Building
The Clinical School building has ten tutorial rooms which can accommodate 12 students including four that can be be converted into double rooms and used for video-conferencing. These rooms are used for Pt-Dr and PBL tutorials as well as for exams and teaching events.
South Block Nepean Hospital
Level 5 South Block has one tutorial room which has a capacity to accommodate approximately 10-12 students with computer access.
There is a double seminar room with video-conferencing audio visual facilities
There are five meeting rooms including the Associate Dean's Conference Room, all with videoconferencing facilities.
Student Computer Rooms
There is a large open computer room and a closed computer room used for teaching, located in the Clinical School Building on level 2.
There is also wireless computer access ports on undercover outside tables.
Research Student Computer Rooms
There are three research computer rooms for Post-graduate, Honours and Overseas students and Scholars, and Associates.
South Block Student Computer Room
There is a student computer room on level 5 for overseas students and visiting scholars, comprising of 8 computer stations and a networked printer. The Medical Program students are provided with 24 hour access.
Research Student Room
There is a Research Student Office for Honours and post-graduate students
CLINICAL SKILLS LABORATORY
There are twelve clinics including three ultrasound rooms in the Clinical School Building with state-of -the-art features.
Nepean Clinical School has 6 well equipped laboratories including an Histology Lab and a PC2 lab.
STUDENT COMMON ROOM
In the building there is a student common room with a friendly relaxed atmosphere, a snooker table and a kitchen attached to a balcony to enjoy the fresh air.
This is opposite the Tutorial Rooms so students can relax or study between tutorials.
There are two staff tea rooms with access to outside balconies. One is on level 3 and the cafeteria is on level 1 which is used for large functions.
Level 1 Cafeteria
Level 3 Staff Room
NEPEAN HOSPITAL LIBRARY SERVICE
The Sydney West Area Health Service (Western Cluster) provides library services for all employees and students while on attachment to the Area Health Service, this includes students of the Western Clinical School. The Library is a relaxing place in which to work and study and the small team providing the services work hard to make sure the collection is relevant to the information needs of those who use it.
The main collection is located at Nepean Hospital on Level 5, Spurrett Building (South Block) and there is another collection at the Blue Mountains Hospital at Katoomba. The focus of the collection is medicine, nursing, allied health, mental health, community health issues, health promotion and health administration. An effort is made to include the latest editions of recommended texts in the collection for student access. The collection is primarily print based and has around 8,000 books, subscriptions to around 200 journals and about 500 videos. The books and videos may be borrowed but as a general rule the journals are not for loan. When particular books are in heavy demand the borrowing period may be limited by refusing to extend loans during the demand period.
The Library is open Monday – Wednesday 8.30 am – 6.00 pm, Thursday 8.30 am – 7.00 pm and Friday 8.30 am – 5.00 pm. The Library has no after hours access. Following the merger of Wentworth and Western Sydney Area Health Services to form Sydney West Area Health Service the libraries of the two area health services as well as the Children’s Hospital Westmead have formed a wide area network of libraries sharing the same catalogue and loan system.
All borrowers must register as a library client before they may borrow material from the collections. SWAHS ID must be presented at the time of registering. To ensure the collection is available for all borrowers in a timely way, a loan period of three weeks with the possibility of two extensions of a further three weeks each is allowed per item. A fines policy is in place for overdue returns. After hours returns can be made by returning material through the after hours chute in the library’s front door. Items returned overnight are taken as being returned at closing time the previous working day
Reference material may be borrowed overnight. It can be borrowed an hour before closing time and must be returned at or before the next time the library opens.
Reservations can be requested for items on loan to another borrower. This will ensure a renewal cannot be made be the current borrower. You will be advised when the book is available for loan and it will be held awaiting collection for one week.
There are four public access computers available in the Library for use by all staff and students on attachment to the Area Health Service. These computers are designed to supplement those specifically installed for student use in the Clinical School.
CIAP (NSW Clinical Information Access Program)
The library staff provide assistance in effectively using the databases and other information resources available through CIAP, and are able to assist with the performance of literature searches. CIAP is available via the intranet and externally via the Internet on the NSW Health website
Two colour enabled photocopiers are available for public copying in the library. Both machines are card operated and the copy cards must be purchased at the library desk. All students are required to pay for the copying they do on the Library’s copiers. One of the copiers also acts as the printer for the four PCs in the Library.
All copying must be in accordance with restrictions imposed by the Copyright Act 1968. Among other things the Act prohibits multiple copies being made of articles or extracts from books. If you are uncertain about the restrictions imposed by the Act please ask a member of the library staff.