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The Research and Training Laboratory provides training in microsurgery for eye and hand surgeons and nurses, experience in new technologies in surgery and support for innovative research, in particular research into more effective ways of surgically improving vision. 

The research and training lab is one of the best equipped wet labs in the region, offering opportunities for improving surgical expertise and undertaking innovative research. The lab is also equipped with the latest simulation technology to allow trainees and surgeons to practice their skills and also holds an anatomy license, which permits research and training to be undertaken on donated human specimens.

The lab is conveniently located within the Sydney CBD and is available for hire by individuals, groups and organisations for research, training, demonstrations and corporate events. The lab holds an anatomy license and can provide anatomical specimens for relevant events. The lab is equipped with:

Ten workstations 40 seat lecture theatre
Advanced audio-visual presentation facilities Wireless internet
Surgical staff to support events Instrument cleaning and sterilisation


Previous events held at the lab have included neuro-cranial workshops, anaesthetic conferences, education sessions, surgical product demonstration and training, surgery workshops and continuing education events for surgeons and nurses.



Faculty and staff who have participated in induction training can request a time to use the simulator or other lab resources by completing the form on the right -- check the lab calendar to see when the lab is available.