SWS Clinical Skills and Simulation

Facilities Available

UNSW Australia has invested significantly in the research and teaching infrastructure in south western Sydney, including equiping the Ingham Institute Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre with a range of the latest equipment and technology. Details of the facilities available to users of the Centre are available below. 

LCD Projection and Laptops are located in all of the Centre’s Debrief Rooms and come as standard for each booking. The Skills Labs and the Simulation Labs all have large screen TVs that can be used for presentations and video. Laptops are available within the centre for use with these.

The Centre, thanks to Liverpool Hospital, hosts Australia’s first stand-alone dV-Trainer, a specialised simulator that teaches trainees the baseline skills for robotic surgery using the da Vinci Si Surgical System. Along with a laparoscopic team trainer, for the first time, this allows Australia and other southern hemisphere trainees complete access to MScore proficiency-based system outside the operating theatre.

The Centre incorporates a number of mannequins in a variety of fidelities for use by undergraduates, postgraduates and in vocational training. These include the latest in SimMan 3G technology along with lower fidelity mannequins like MegaCode Kelly and specific mannequins for training skills such as basic life support. 

The Anatomage Table is the most technologically advanced anatomy visualisation system for anatomy education and is being adopted by many of the world's leading medical schools and institutions including UNSW Australia. The operating table form factor combined with Anatomage’s radiology software and clinical content makes the table an excellent resource for the Ingham Institute Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre.

The South Western Sydney Clinical School has invested more than $3.7m in the renovation of existing teaching space across the south western Sydney campuses and installed uniwide and a videoconference network across these sites to ensure easy access to teaching material by our students.

The South Western Sydney Clinical School has been responsible for the purchase of all the current task trainer and low fidelity mannequin equipment in the Ingham Institute Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre. The Centre has a broad range of trainers which can either be used on site, or in some cases loaned to users off site in south western Sydney. 

Key Contacts

Chief of Staff, SWSCS
Phone: +61 2 8738 3848
craig.smith@unsw.edu.au
Lecturer, Skills and Simulation
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