Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building
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.
Completed in 2017 at a cost of $246 million, the AHMS brings together more than 1700 students and 600 health researchers in a vibrant and innovative environment where learning and discovery work hand in hand.
Enabling world-class health education and research
The AHMS is the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences' flagship teaching and research facility, and home to the Adelaide Medical School, Adelaide Dental School, Adelaide Nursing School, School of Public Health, and Robinson Research Institute.
The building is situated in the heart of the largest health and biomedical precinct in the southern hemisphere, alongside the Royal Adelaide Hospital and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI). Its central location and shared facilities inspires collaboration between staff, researchers and students across health disciplines.
Over 14 floors, the AHMS contains:
- 4 floors of laboratories, bringing together multidisciplinary research groups
- 3 lecture theatres
- 24 advanced simulation suites at the Adelaide Health Simulation
- the Adelaide Dental Hospital, where students work alongside professional dentists, delivering oral health services to the community
- a clinical research facility involved in ground breaking clinical trials for the development of new medical treatments and interventions
- unique social and study spaces, and amenities.
A unique study environment
The design of the AHMS building introduces a diversity of new generation spaces that encourage peer-to-peer learning and collaboration. 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. Each level of the building has a unique outdoor edgescape with views of the city and surrounds.
The Urban Park is an outdoor space situated between the AHMS building and the University of South Australia building on North Terrace. It was designed to bring the two spaces together to create a meeting place for staff, students and the general public. With facilities that include an electric BBQ, power, shade, bike parking and proximity to Bean Bar cafe, the Urban Park is the perfect location to enjoy a coffee, lunch or study session.
Bring your own device
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.
Adelaide Health Simulation is the most high-tech health care teaching facility in Australasia. The skills-based learning environment mirrors the Royal Adelaide Hospital and supports a variety of teaching modes.
Ground breaking clinical trials
A purpose-built clinical research facility supports safe clinical trials that test new treatments and interventions in order to improve the health of our population.
Dental care for the community
The Adelaide Dental Hospital on floors 11 and 12 is run in partnership with the South Australian Dental Service and features 89 dental chairs, allowing students to work alongside professional dentists to deliver year-round oral health services.
A connected campus
The $3.8 billion Adelaide BioMed City is a hub for health and life sciences. Located in the Adelaide CBD, it brings together research, education, clinical care and business development.
Events at the AHMS
The Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences building offers state-of-the-art facilities for your next event or function.