Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Institute of Academic Surgery


The IAS facility offers a variety of rooms, allowing for different approaches to teaching and training. This includes tutorial rooms for lecturing; to hands on simulation training and in vitro training of basic surgical techniques.

All rooms within the facility are listed below.


Simulation Theatre

The simulation operating theatre is set up to run high fidelity and low fidelity simulations. The room may be used for nursing, medical, surgical, allied healthcare and inter-disciplinary simulations. The IAS currently has the Laerdal SimMan Essentials and SimNewBy simulation manikins available for use.

The Simulation theatre is equipped for AV recording of simulation to facilitate debriefing and viewing of sessions in the tutorial room.

Skills Laboratory

The skills laboratory is set up to run skills training exercises on up to 15 small stations. The laboratory can be used for dry skills training or as a wet lab for more advanced training. The room has multiple monitors and an instructors set up to display techniques through the room and into the tutorial rooms.

The skills laboratory is equipped for skills training for all levels - beginner to expert.

Tutorial and Meeting Rooms

Our two teaching rooms can be hired individually or as a whole. One room can seat up to 15 people in a desk setting or can be opened up to accommodate 30 people. The rooms are fitted with 75 inch smart televisions with HDMI connectivity, allowing for laptop connection. The televisions are linked to the cameras in the skills laboratory and simulation theatre to allow for live streaming; as wells as from JL Theatres at RPAH.

The room can be set up as a boardroom style setting or lecture style and is equipped with tea and coffee making facilities.

Common Room

The IAS has a common room with dedicated hot desks to allow for students and staff to have space to do their research. The room is equipped with computers with specific programs such as SPSS and Endnote.