Health facilities at the Lismore campus

A nursing student in a blue shirt stands in a lab looking out the window and smiling at Southern Cross University Lismore Campus
Front of Health Clinic at Lismore campus
The laboratories and specialist facilities at the Lismore campus offer modern, safe, and specialised state-of-the-art teaching and learning environments.

This purpose-built health and teaching facility provides real-life patient consultations in a range of allied health modalities including osteopathy, clinical exercise physiology, podiatry, pedorthics and speech pathology. For these student-led clinics – conducted in a safe and supervised environment – you will engage in clinical activities like assessment and diagnosis, treatment planning and intervention and evaluation of patients’ needs.

Anatomy and Physiology Lab

This laboratory is used by students studying nursing, sport and exercise science and osteopathy. It has a range of scientific and diagnostic equipment and interactive software which provides students with hands-on learning experience in preparation for entry into nursing, exercise science and allied health professions. Equipment in this laboratory includes life-sized anatomical models, microscopes, histological slides and psychological testing equipment.

Anatomy student at Lismore campus

Nursing Labs

The nursing labs are fitted with state-of-the-art hospital and electronic teaching equipment to create simulated clinical ward environments. Part-task trainers and mannequins allow students to practise skills, as well as involve themselves in scenario-based learning and patient care. The hi-fidelity sim lab is equipped with a programmable interactive model called SIM-man which simulates real-life conditions and patients.

simulation lab

Sport and Exercise Science Facilities

These facilities include the weights room, exercise physiology lab and movement lab for students to learn and conduct tests relating to strength and conditioning, exercise physiology, biomechanics and neuroscience. Equipment includes free weights and weight machines, ergometry equipment such as bikes and treadmills, expired gas analysis system, motion capture and analysis system, force plate, EMG, ECG, spirometry and other human measurement equipment. Sport and Exercise Science students also make use of the sports field, indoor court and swimming pool facilities.

female student on cycle

Chemistry Lab

The chemistry lab is for students studying Osteopathy and Sport and Exercise Science. This lab is equipped with chemistry preparation equipment and analytical instrumentation for chemistry, biochemistry, nutrition and food science studies.

Two female students sitting in science lab

Manual Therapies Labs

These labs are designed for Osteopathy students to develop their skills in massage, treatment and manipulation techniques.

Three nursing students

Contact the Faculty of Health

Executive Assistant to the Executive Dean

Donna Simon
T: +61 7 5589 3224
E: [email protected]

Associate Dean Research

Professor Marianne Wallis AM
M: +61 427 633 708
E: [email protected]

Associate Dean Education

Professor Fiona Naumann
T: +61 7 5589 3470
E: [email protected]