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Artist's rendition of Susan Wakil Health Building

Facts & figures

  • 21,500 m² total building area
  • 9 levels
  • 25 bookable student study areas
  • 11 simulation rooms
  • 4 lecture theatres
  • 3 levels of library facilities
  • 12 seminar rooms
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Susan Wakil Health Building

The future of medical and health education
We're working to make your experience with us better. In 2021, the new Susan Wakil Health Building will launch, bringing for the first time all our medicine and health disciplines into a single space.

We're building the faculty's new Health Precinct, the Susan Wakil Health Building, which will for the first time bring together multiple health disciplines to work out of the same precinct.

Sydney Nursing School and the Faculty of Health Sciences will move from the current Mallet St building and Cumberland campus respectively, along with components of the Sydney Medical School, Sydney Pharmacy School and Sydney Dental School.

The building has been designed to be agile for multidisciplinary teaching and learning across all health disciplines and a place of collaborative research. It will provide state-of-the-art clinical simulation programs and a multi-service clinic, as well as flexible infrastructure that supports team-based research programs.

Facility highlights

  • Contemporary, multi-use simulation spaces such as rehabilitation and treatment rooms and learning studios designed to support the teaching of simulated clinical scenarios and problem-based learning for students.
  • Large collaborative teaching space with integrated audio-visual facilities that will allow the integration of clinical practice, practical learning and case studies for students studying in the disciplines of physiotherapy and exercise and sports science.
  • A suite of specialist medical imaging spaces will provide opportunities for clinical skill development and simulated learning environments for students studying in the discipline of Medical Imaging Science.
  • These spaces will feature state-of-the-art equipment ranging from x-ray machines, MRI machines and CT scanners, to highly sophisticated cardiac units and ultrasound machines.
  • Flexible and virtual clinical studio spaces to support practical teaching across a range of health disciplines.
  • The building also features an Activities of Daily Living (ADL) space where students studying occupational therapy will learn in an environment that can simulate a range of domestic, community or workplace scenarios
  • Multi-service speech clinic that will provide clinical services to the public and support the development of students through clinical placement.
  • There will also be a voice analysis faculty, fully equipped for simultaneous visual imaging, respiratory, laryngeal and acoustic measurement.
  • The new building will include seven research gyms and a contemporary simulation studio gym for teaching.
  • The stimulation studio gym features specialised exercise equipment, state-of-the-art cameras and force plates to support research-led teaching in the discipline of exercise and sports science
  • A purpose-built lab with a purpose-built climate chamber.  Environmental parameters can be precisely controlled in this space for exercise and sport science research and teaching.

 

Prospective and current students

What will this mean for you?

From 2021, all students starting in any of our degree programs will be located on our Camperdown/Darlington campus. 

In the lead-up to this, some teaching within the Faculty of Health Sciences is transitioning from its current location at the Cumberland campus, to the Camperdown/Darlington campus. Classes for some health sciences units of study will be located at the Camperdown/Darlington campus in 2019 and 2020. 

Classes will be timetabled to allow students with a standard enrolment pattern to come to a single campus each day, where possible. 

For more specific information about the location of your degree program, visit the relevant course page:

For further advice regarding the transition of units of study to Camperdown in 2019 and beyond, please contact our Course Administration team (fhs.ltadmin@sydney.edu.au).