Physiotherapy and Exercise Science facilities
Our modern laboratories and facilities will help you develop a comprehensive understanding of how the human body functions. These purpose-built spaces are used for teaching, research and evaluation, and consultation with workers, athletes and teams.
Modern facilities for teaching, research and evaluation are fitted throughout the school including a motion analysis laboratory, exercise physiology laboratory, strength and conditioning rehabilitation laboratory and an anatomy suite.
There is also a laboratory for kinesiology and biomechanics, mimicking the major hospitals and private practices in Western Australia.
The motion analysis lab is designed for research into human movement activities.
- an 18-camera high-speed optical motion capture system
- four force platforms
- wireless electromyography to assess muscle activation and function during movement
- a blue screen for chroma key
- space for run-through motion analysis.
Our exercise physiology lab enables you to monitor the health and fitness levels of individuals.
- electronic treadmills
- two 20-metre walking/running tracks
- wireless timing facilities
- ECG machines to record heart activity
- an expired gas analysis system
- bikes and rowing machines with ergometers.
This complete suite of exercise equipment allows patients to undergo physiotherapy and rehabilitation.
- a Cybex functional training machine, the first of its kind in Western Australia
- free-standing weights and weight machines.
As a health sciences student you’ll have access to preserved human and bone specimens, anatomical teaching models and resources.
The dissection labs are used for research, anatomical dissection and comparative anatomy studies. A central museum space displays preserved human dissections and pathological specimens. The suite’s six teaching labs can accommodate more than 200 students.
Simulation-based learning is employed to translate classroom teaching to realistic clinical settings. Simulated scenarios add experiential value in preparation for the real-time fieldwork placements you will undertake in your degree.
We are a nationally recognised leader in simulation in healthcare education, and use a range of computer-controlled manikins, hospital set-ups and backdrops in scenarios. We engage industry, use actors and community volunteers, and collaborate with schools in the faculty to deliver scenarios in a replica hospital ward, or replica clinic or hospital rooms. You’ll engage with simulated learning throughout your degree, and may undertake an 18-day simulated clinical placement during the penultimate year of your training.
Virtual Home Visit
Developed by Curtin researchers, Virtual Home Visit is a game-based learning experience that allows you to simulate a home visit for an older adult using virtual reality technology.