Situated in the heart of the new Adelaide BioMed City on North Terrace alongside the Royal Adelaide Hospital and South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), the Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences (AHMS) building is designed to transform the way our students learn, enhance the student experience and prepare future health care leaders for professional practice.
The Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences building features state-of-the art simulation suites and cutting-edge technology to incorporate immersive, skills-based learning. With shared, adaptable learning and social environments, the building promotes flexibility, inter-professional learning and collaboration across medicine, nursing, dentistry, public health and health and medical sciences.
Situated adjacent to the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), staff and students at the AHMS work and learn alongside a network of industry experts and health researchers to prepare the next generation of health leaders.
The AHMS building brings together more than 1700 students and 600 health researchers in a vibrant and innovative environment where learning and discovery work hand in hand.
Over 14 floors, the building contains:
- 4 floors of laboratories
- 3 lecture theatres
- 24 advanced simulation suites at Adelaide Health Simulation, the most technologically advanced simulation facility in Australasia
- A dental hospital
- A clinical research facility
- Unique social and study spaces, and amenities
- State-of-the art simulation suites and cutting-edge technology to incorporate immersive, skills based learning.
- Shared, adaptable learning and social environments to promote flexibility, inter-professional learning and collaboration across medicine, nursing, dentistry, public health and health and medical sciences.
- Working and learning alongside a network of industry experts and health researchers as part of BioMed City to prepare the next generation of health leaders.
The AHMS building has high-speed WiFi on every floor, more than 500 seats across the non-teaching student spaces, and 550 power points and 400 USB sockets for charging laptops, tablets and mobiles.
These wired study spots replace traditional computer labs. If you have the opportunity to study in the AHMS building, make sure to bring your own device to connect to the fastest WiFi available anywhere in the University.
Located on level 2, Adelaide Health Simulation is the most high-tech health care teaching facility in Australasia. The skills-based learning environment mirrors the new Royal Adelaide Hospital and is designed to support a variety of teaching modes.
The innovative, state-of-the-art learning environment has been developed to address the current and future inter-professional learning needs of our students.
The Adelaide Dental School is located on level 10 of the AHMS, and the Adelaide Dental Hospital on levels 11 and 12.
Run in partnership with the South Australian Dental Service, the Adelaide Dental Hospital gives dentistry students the opportunity to work alongside professional dentists also based at the clinic.
Featuring 89 top quality dental chairs, the clinic delivers year-round oral health services for disadvantaged members of the community who may otherwise find it difficult to access dental care.
The AHMS has been designed to encourage peer-to-peer learning and collaboration. There are unique student study areas including small group collaborative spaces. Staff working in the building also have unique spaces including informal meeting areas, which promote collaboration.
Each level of the building has a unique outdoor edgescape with views of the city and surrounds. Some of the expansive views encompass Adelaide Oval and the landmark of St Peter’s Cathedral.