Sports therapy and health care
Our new showpiece dental education practice facility and sports therapy complex provides a state-of-the-art teaching and learning environment for a range of subjects including dental nursing and technology, dental hygiene and sports therapy.
Centuria South is linked to the existing School of Health & Social Care main building on campus.
The four-storey, 4.200sq metre development is opening for the start of the 2010 academic year.
The sports therapy facilities are second to none - a series of laboratories and biomechanic and hydrotherapy facilities, plus general teaching rooms.
Students with an interest in sports therapy and rehabilitation techniques can carry out cutting edge, evidence based research using the underwater treadmills and video analysis features of the hydrotherapy pool. Sports staff are also excited about the advances in spinal mobilisation therapies enabled by the 3D treatment table.
The dental suite has 20 dental chairs and practice 'phantom heads'. It will help to address the skills shortage in dental services in the region.
Raising Centuria South
From the foundation stone to the new building – Centuria South takes shape.
The building is designed by CPMG architects, who designed our recently completed Phoenix and Athena Buildings on the University campus.
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Graham Henderson, said: 'The new development will not only support our fast-growing provision in health and social care and sports therapy but also allow us, for the first time, to deliver programmes for dental therapists and dental nurses.