Facilities in the Faculty of Health

Storme Heathcote and Jessica Brennan use the Vicon Motion Capture and Analysis System in P Block at Lismore campus, Southern Cross University

Overview

The Faculty of Health at Southern Cross University is committed to providing students with state-of-the-art facilities and hands-on learning experiences. Our modern laboratories and specialist facilities offer a supervised and safe environment for tuition, practical application, and research.

At our Gold Coast campus, our Health Clinic provides a range of health services to the community, while our Anatomy and Physiology Labs are used for teaching and research. The Lismore campus is home to our Nursing and Midwifery Simulation Labs, which provide students with hands-on experience in caring for patients, as well as a Health Clinic that offers a range of health services to the local community. The Coffs Harbour campus also has a Health Clinic that offers a range of health services, as well as Clinical Sciences Labs that are used for teaching and research.

In addition to our on-campus facilities, the Faculty of Health offers telehealth services that allow patients to receive health care services remotely. These services are delivered by highly qualified health professionals, using state-of-the-art technology to ensure that patients receive the same high-quality care they would receive in person.

Overall, the facilities and services available within the Faculty of Health at Southern Cross University provide students with the tools they need to succeed in their chosen health care profession. Whether you're looking to become a nurse, midwife, or another health care professional, our state-of-the-art facilities and hands-on learning experiences will help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to succeed.

Amy Elle, Clinical Exercise Physiology student stands in a gym pulling handles attached to a set of weights

“Southern Cross University has amazing fresh new facilities such as the new Move Room, and it’s given me plenty of opportunities to be very hands-on in the labs and in the clinic on campus treating clients, where I’ve learned a lot.”

Work-integrated learning placements

Be part of health team that treats people with real health issues

Courses in a diverse range of disciplines

Develop knowledge and skills to pursue a wide range of professions

Professional recognition

Degrees designed and approved in consultation with health sector associations

Connections with hospitals and health providers

Benefit from long-established relationships in our campus regions

Our modern laboratories and specialist facilities provide a supervised and safe environment for tuition, practical application and research.

Lismore campus

  • Health Clinic
  • Anatomy and physiology lab
  • Anatomy cadaver lab
  • Chemistry lab
  • Exercise physiology lab
  • Weights room
  • Manual therapies lab
  • Movement lab
  • Nursing labs (clinical and simulation)
  • Indoor court
  • Sports field
  • Swimming pool
Explore our Lismore facilities
Students at bedside learning oxygen masks

Gold Coast campus

  • Heath Clinic
  • Activities of daily living (ADL) lab
  • Anatomy and physiology lab
  • Anatomy cadaver lab
  • Chemistry lab
  • Language lab
  • Manual therapies lab
  • Movement lab
  • Pedorthics/podiatry manufacturing lab
  • Midwifery birth suite
  • Nursing labs (clinical and simulation)
  • Personal skills lab
Explore our Gold Coast facilities
Two nursing students and model

Coffs Harbour campus

  • Health Sciences Building with running track lab, exercise science lab, occupational therapy lab and more
  • Anatomy, physiology and chemistry lab
  • Midwifery birth suite
  • Nursing labs (clinical and simulation)
  • Psychology labs
  • Movement labs
  • Indoor court
  • Teaching gym
Explore our Coffs Harbour facilities
eye tracking equipment
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School of Health and Human Sciences

Professor Julie Jomeen, Executive Dean, Faculty of Health

My name's Julie Jomeen. I am the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health here at Southern Cross University.

My background is as a clinical nurse and a midwife. I've worked as a midwife for the majority of my career and I'm also a Professor of Midwifery here at the University.

One of the school's dominant aims is to be part of health care workforce solutions – so our mission is very much about developing students who are going to enter the healthcare workforce of the future.

We want to ensure we are delivering the highest caliber of students who are educated in understanding contemporary healthcare. And I think that means how we help our students to understand inter-professional working, how they work in teams and how they are up to date with the latest evidence to underpin the practice that they're engaged in.

We're a School that delivers education across a range of healthcare professions.

We provide programmes in Nursing and Midwifery and a number of Allied Health professions -Speech, Osteopathy, Podiatry, Pedorthics - professions to be proud of. Professions in which you can really make a difference to people's lives.

We want to be part of offering solutions to healthcare problems at a local level, but also those solutions have to be relevant at a national and an international level.

We're doing research in these areas that's able to really underpin the teaching that we give to students. So that notion of research and teaching being really integrated and really well connected to ensure that our students are really up to date when they are going out into the practice setting.

So, we've got amazing new facilities in the new Health Sciences Building at our Coffs Harbour campus, we've got great facilities here at the Gold Coast with amazing clinical labs provision and the equipment we have for students to work with to learn their clinical skills, and we also have great facilities at Lismore where students can also really experience brilliant clinical skills.

One of the things that our students get here at Southern Cross is a really excellent placement experience. We work with a real broad range of healthcare providers across the whole geography of our campuses, so our students really are getting a broad range of healthcare experience relevant to their discipline.

The other thing we're really proud of here at Southern Cross is that our Psychology program in the School of Health and Human Sciences has been rated number one in the federal government QUILT data, but also in the Australian Good Universities Guide which really is an accolade to the quality of the course and the student experience, the academic experience, and the opportunities for graduate employability that students will really gain from by being on our program here at Southern Cross.

We work really closely with our accrediting bodies, and that means we are absolutely certain that our programs are delivered to a high standard and that we are ensuring our students achieve the competencies they need in order to go on and successfully professionally register.

So, Southern Cross University and their Faculty of Health offers great courses and world-class facilities.

If you're interested in studying with us please visit scu.edu.au/study

"Our goals are to be a major contributor to the region's healthcare workforce and carry out world-leading research to tackle some of the biggest health challenges facing society.

We want to be part of solutions that help improve health across the lifespan, through provision of quality education and regional engagement working closely with the health community."

Professor Julie Jomeen
Professor of Midwifery
Executive Dean, Faculty of Health

Contact the Faculty of Health

Executive Assistant to the Executive Dean

Donna Simon
T: +61 7 5589 3224
E: ExecDeanHealth@scu.edu.au

Associate Dean Research

Professor Marianne Wallis AM
M: +61 427 633 708
E: marianne.wallis@scu.edu.au

Associate Dean Education

Professor Fiona Naumann
T: +61 7 5589 3470
E: fiona.naumann@scu.edu.au


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