The School of Health Sciences has specialised teaching laboratories for programs at both the Newcastle and Central Coast campuses. Students learn and refine their practical skills required for professional practice in these laboratories prior to undertaking clinical or other professional placements. The laboratories contain modern diagnostic, treatment and other professional equipment, in addition to simulated work environments.
The School also operates the University of Newcastle and Central Coast Local Health District Podiatry Clinic at Wyong and the University of Newcastle Oral Health Clinic at Ourimbah, providing services to the local Central Coast communities and clinical learning experiences for students. On the Newcastle (Callaghan) campus there is a School of Health Sciences Research Laboratory which includes research equipment such as an instrumented physiotherapy treatment table and a bone densitometer.
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Medical Radiation Science
Nutrition and Dietetics
Students have the opportunity to provide oral health care for a variety of patients at the Ourimbah Campus Oral Health Clinic.
The Ourimbah Oral Health Clinic has 16 patient dental chairs for students to provide oral health care to the local community.
Oral health care for the older person is a focus for UON. Oral Health Therapy students attend placements in residential aged care facilities and geriatric rehabilitation wards on the NSW Central Coast.
The new UON Oral Health Simulation Laboratory provides students with an opportunity to develop technical oral health therapy skills in a 'state of the art facilitly'.