Student Experience

Students learning together

Graduate ready to have a profound positive impact on the lives of others.

All our allied health degrees incorporate a mix of lectures with a strong focus on tutorials, workshops, practical classes and simulated learning experiences to develop entry-level clinical skills. You will:

  • Learn anatomy in our specialist teaching facilities–the Ray Last Laboratories and Vernon-Roberts Museum.
  • Regularly access purpose-built allied health training facilities and state-of-the-art simulation suites.
  • Take part in clinical placement experiences in a range of settings alongside registered clinical professionals.

In first-year, you will be introduced to anatomy, physiology, public health and health research courses as well as foundation principles in your chosen allied health field. You will progress to advanced allied health profession-specific courses in the second year. Then in later years, you will apply your learning in professional practice, under the supervision of qualified and registered clinical professionals.

Throughout your degree, you will benefit from collaborative learning alongside other allied health students and will accrue a general understanding of other health professions.

Vernon-Roberts Museum

Vernon-Roberts Museum

The Vernon-Roberts Museum enhances teaching into our degrees and benefits research. The museum contains the most extensive collection of examples of human diseases and detailed anatomical prosections in South Australia. Our inventory has in excess of 2000 potted specimens–of which approximately 400 are on display and the remainder available upon request–and includes a large comparative skeletal collection as well as models of hominids and developmental embryology.

Ray Last Laboratories

Ray Last Laboratories

The Ray Last Laboratories consist of two multifunctional laboratory spaces which encompass surgical skills and anatomy areas. The state-of-the-art laboratories are designed to service a wide range of uses from undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in anatomy to advanced surgical training, simulation, clinical skills and research.

Students in Adelaide Health Simulation

Adelaide Health Simulation

Adelaide Health Simulation provides practical training for health professionals and students, using advanced technology to simulate medical and surgical emergencies, and teach critical decision-making. Our approach provides a safe, comfortable and well-supported learning environment, with mentoring from highly respected educators.