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Locations and facilities

Supporting teaching and research in medicine and health

Based throughout NSW and with partners and affiliates around the globe, our facilities support a wide network of medicine and health students, teachers, clinicians and researchers across a range of disciplines.

Our locations

The majority of our courses are taught out of the University's Camperdown/Darlington campus, including medical sciences, medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, public health and some health sciences programs.

Nursing is currently taught out of our Mallet Street Building (as well as at Westmead), located 10 minutes away from Camperdown. In 2020 the Sydney Nursing School will move to our Camperdown location in the new Susan Wakil Health Building.

Located in Lidcombe, our Cumberland campus is home to students and researchers from the Faculty of Health Sciences. The campus is equipped with dedicated facilities including a health sciences library, specialised laboratories and equipment, health clinics and sports/recreational amenities. The Faculty of Health Sciences will join the Faculty of Medicine and Health in 2020.

In 2021, all health science programs and research will relocate to our Camperdown campus in the new Susan Wakil Health Building.

Our Westmead campus, including its two clinical schools, is home to world-class teaching and research in medicine and health. Students and researchers at Westmead can undertake study and research in dentistry, medicine, medical sciences, nursing and public health.

To further embed our staff and students across the Westmead Precinct, we have invested around $80 million to date in infrastructure, upgrades to education facilities and academic programs and initiatives. In 2020, the University will partner with Westmead Hospital and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead to launch the new Central Acute Services Building, a key facility for increasing integration with our partners and supporting our work to embed research and teaching across the precinct.

Singapore Institute of Management (SIM)

Offered through SIM in Singapore, Sydney Nursing School teaches a Bachelor of Nursing (Post-registration) designed for registered nurses in Singapore who wish to upgrade their qualification to a bachelor's level. 

Other international locations

Our reach stretches internationally with programs, departments and offices around the globe in:

  • Cambodia
  • Canada 
  • China
  • Europe 
  • Fiji
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
  • The Philippines
  • Timor Leste
  • Tonga
  • United States 
  • Vietnam.

Medical education and research also occur throughout NSW in each of our clinical schools located in:

  • Broken Hill
  • Central Sydney
  • Concord
  • Dubbo
  • Lismore
  • Nepean
  • North Shore Sydney
  • Orange
  • Wahroonga
  • Westmead.

Click here to learn more about our clinical schools.

Our facilities

We provide students and researchers with state-of-the-art research, teaching and clinical facilities. 

Dental Simulation Clinics

Simulation clinics in Westmead Hospital and the Sydney Dental Hospital provide students with confidence and skills as they learn to perform new procedures in a safe environment.

There are a number of specialised health sciences facilities at our Cumberland campus.

These include:

  • Virtual Environment for Radioactive Training (VERT) system is a 3D virtual reality learning suite. It uses immersive visualisation technology to simulate a radiation therapy treatment room containing a life-size 3D virtual linear accelerator and treatment couch. The hybrid learning environment allows users to operate the virtual linear accelerator using an actual hand pendant, simulating radiation therapy clinical scenarios.
  • Speech Science Laboratory provides state-of-the-art equipment and expertise for instrumental analysis of the acoustic and physiological bases of speech production and perception.
  • Clinical Simulation Laboratory is a fully equipped 6-bed ward, an outpatient and rehab department to simulate realistic workplace situations. 
  • Thermo-Ergonomic Laboratory
  • NetRAD allows students using medical imaging to remotely interact with Computer Tomography (CT) imaging equipment. Using LabShare, students can quickly learn how to manipulate the cameras in the room, move the phantom on the couch and launch the Toshiba software to start scanning. Through a live video feed and an internet connection, participants can operate the CT scanner remotely, allowing students to perform learning exercises with no radiation hazard, patient involvement and no need for on-site expert supervision. NetRAD is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week for remote access teaching.

For more information about NetRAD, please contact Dr Will Rae on will.rae@sydney.edu.au

  • The Sydney Biomechanics Laboratory is equipped with 14 cameras (Motion Analysis Corporation), 7 force-plates (Kistler), and a 16-channel telemetric EMG system (Noraxon). It has several innovative measurement systems for specific applications such as on-water measurements and rearfoot motion measurements. The 40m acceleration track, large garage doors and Olympic specification sand pit facilitate the analysis of a number of athletic events.

For more information about the lab, please contact Dr Milena Simic on milena.simic@sydney.edu.au or Dr Alycia Fong on alicia.fongyan@sydney.edu.au

The Bosch Institute houses a number of laboratories with specialised medical sciences facilities and equipment:

  • Advanced Microscopy Facility
  • Animal Behavioural Facilities
  • Bosch Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Experimental Design Facility
  • Bosch Mass Spectrometry Facility
  • Live Cell Analysis Facility
  • Molecular Biology Facility

Other facilities include:

  • Ann Macintosh Forensic Osteology Laboratory
  • Histopathology Laboratory - now located in the Charles Perkins Centre
Clinical Simulation Laboratories

The Clinical Simulation Laboratories at the Sydney Nursing School provide students with safe environment to develop their confidence and clinical nursing schools. 

The labs are equipped with medium and high fidelity manikins that are prepared to simulate real patients and are based on authentic patient scenarios with their own charts and specific patient care.

These electronic manikins have many capabilities such as pulse, blood pressure, heart, lung and bowel sounds which enhances the students assessment skills, critical thinking as well as time management skills. 

Our research programs are supported by a range of cutting edge facilities and technologies, driving investigations into many key areas of pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy practice.

Facilities at the Sydney Pharmacy School include:

  • tissue analysis
  • electrophysiology
  • flow cytometry
  • nucleic acid and protein analysis
  • purification and interaction
  • centrifuges
  • nano-IR
  • microscopy
  • chromatography
  • pharmaceutical formulation
  • structure determination facilities.

Please contact Dr Sarah Cui (sarah.cui@sydney.edu.au) for more information and equipment bookings.