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Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building

The AHMS building has been designed to transform the way our students learn, enhance the student experience and prepare future health care leaders for professional practice. We will be taking our programs and research into the future with state of the art facilities, the incorporation of new teaching styles and the latest technologies.

The facility will support Medicine, Nursing and Dentistry students and University of Adelaide Health Sciences researchers. Located in the South Australian Health and Biomedical Precinct (SAHBP), its integration with the new Royal Adelaide Hospital (nRAH) and South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), will continue to build on more than 130 years of University of Adelaide partnership with the RAH.

The design of the building reflects a new direction for infrastructure development to complement the needs of tomorrow’s health sciences education. The design introduces a diversity of new generation spaces including:

Skills-based learning environments

  • Modelled on the nRAH
  • Specialist high-fidelity spaces
  • Adaptable to enable various simulated learning scenarios and discussions
  • Advanced simulation capabilities
  • Multiple skills-based learning laboratories
  • Designed to support a variety of teaching modes

Experiential teaching spaces

  • Adaptable spaces for teacher led instructive learning
  • Supports large group discussion in a case study or debate mode
  • Design enables flexible use of space for a range of additional activities, such as conferences, exhibitions or examinations

Technology rich study environments

  • Skills-based learning laboratories
  • Equipped with a variety of advanced simulation manikins
  • Fully integrated audio-visual system
  • Enhanced simulations for automated objective structured clinical examinations (OSCE’s)
  • State-of-the-art technology

World class clinical research facility

  • The largest research presence in the SAHBP precinct
  • Co-location with nRAH, SAHMRI, Adelaide Dental Hospital, UniSA
  • Shared facility using a modular approach to ensure future flexibility
  • A range of specialty rooms and support areas
  • Modern laboratory spaces

Unique social spaces

  • Designed to encourage peer to peer learning culture and staff collaboration
  • Small collaborative group study areas
  • Shared facilities and various informal meeting zones
  • Edgescape breakout spaces on every level
  • Urban Park
  • Expansive views of towards Adelaide Oval and North Adelaide
AHMS Project Team

Level 6, Kenneth Wills Building
North Terrace Campus
The University of Adelaide

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