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Our facilities

The School of Medical and Health Sciences operates a number of working laboratories in each of its study areas. Our laboratories are fully equipped with some of the most state of the art equipment available for use by undergraduate and postgraduate students in Australia. The School also operates an extensive number of highly specialised research areas within each discipline area.

Exercise Science

Our exercise laboratories are considered some of the best in the Southern Hemisphere. We attract high performance sports teams for testing, including the Australian Sports Commission (AIS) and Cycling Australia professional cycling teams, the West Coast Eagles, Perth Wildcats and many other elite athletes.


The dedicated nutrition laboratory is designed for students to work on practical projects involving food. The multi-functional laboratory has a food demonstration and teaching area; computing stations for dietary analysis, diet development and individual or group work areas for food preparation; cooking, tasting and food analysis.


Our body composition room consists of equipment for anthropometric measurements and a COSMED BOD POD for determining body composition through Air Displacement Plethysmography.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy laboratories and teaching suites have specialised equipment for studying occupational therapy, gaining hands-on skills in physical rehabilitation, assistive technology and communication technology.

Medical and Biomedical Science

The School's purpose-built laboratories are fully-equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and cater to a whole range of functions in biomedical and medical science. Medical Science laboratories includes anatomy, microbiology, genetics, histology, physiology and biochemistry facilities, along with fluorescence microscopy and digital imaging.

Paramedical Science

The paramedical suite equipment provides a realistic pre-hospital environment by replicating all the requirements of a working ambulance.  The suite contains state-of-the-art manikins for simulation of emergency medical situations without the need for actors. Students can practice emergency medicine on training dummies under the supervision of working paramedics and use real defibrillators without the risk of injury. The latest paramedical equipment is used to consolidate students’ theoretical knowledge by hands-on practical learning.

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