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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 Sydney School of Health Sciences will move from the current Mallet St building and Cumberland campus respectively, along with the Central Clinical School and components of the Faculty of Medicine and Health.

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.

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

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.

 

  • A multi-level library offering a range of learning spaces, including individual study spaces, group study rooms, a computer lab and training room, and access to a high-use print collection.
  • CreateSpace is a technology-rich engagement and collaborative learning space featuring future-focused technologies including VR, AR, 3D printers, and podcast and recording equipment with library staff there to assist.
  • Connect with library staff through an engaging program of events and training activities.