Learn to track movement. The Vicon motion capture and analysis system is a feature of the Sport and Exercise Science facilities at the Lismore campus.

Health facilities at the Lismore campus

The laboratories and specialist facilities at the Lismore campus offer modern, safe, and specialised state-of-the-art teaching and learning environments.

Students outside the Health clinic at Lismore campus

SCU Health Clinic

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 student at Lismore campus

Anatomy and Physiology Lab

For students studying nursing, sport and exercise science and osteopathy. A range of scientific and diagnostic equipment and interactive software provides students with hands-on learning experience in preparation for entry into nursing, exercise science and allied health professions. Equipment includes life-sized anatomical models, microscopes, histological slides, dissection and psychological testing equipment.

Student with anatomical models in the cadaver lab

Anatomy Cadaver (Wet) Lab

The only lab of its type in Australia outside of a major metropolitan area. Here students gain an in-depth understanding of the function of human bones, muscles and ligaments, as well as the cardiovascular, urinary, reproductive, respiratory, and nervous systems of the human body. The lab uses cadaver specimens, giving osteopathy and sport and exercise science students a unique experience and insight into human anatomy to facilitate learning and pedagogy in the allied health and scientific fields.

Cyclist undergoing fitness testing in the Exercise Physiology lab at Lismore

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.

Testing simulation at the Nursing laboratory, Lismore

Nursing Labs

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.

Two students conducting experiment in the Physiology Lab, Lismore

Chemistry Lab

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.

Three nursing students in the Nursing lab at Lismore

Manual Therapies Labs

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


Contact the School of Health and Human Sciences

Dean and Head of School

T: +61 2 6620 3557

E: healthpa@scu.edu.au

Group Leads and Course Coordinators

Visit the Staff page

Director of Higher Degree Research

T: +61 2 6659 3688

E: john.hurley@scu.edu.au

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