An education and research centre at Southland Hospital
Designed for University of Otago students and staff, the Health Sciences Southland Study Hub accommodates local research and is designed to enhance relationships with the Southland community.
The Hub features:
- Modern video conference facilities
- Space for consultation with research participants
- 24-hour student study spaces
- Teaching / tutorial / seminar rooms
- Administration facilities
In addition to supporting teaching and research, the space is designed for use by Southland community groups for purposes such as:
- Falls prevention exercise classes
- Information evenings for potential Otago students
- Public meetings
- Viewing public lectures in Dunedin via live video links
Our people at the Health Sciences Southland Study Hub
Each year, the University of Otago trains more than 250 students in Invercargill.
At any one time, the Southland Hospital campus hosts up to 28 medical students and 50 students from other programmes, including:
- Allied Health
- Medical Laboratory Science
- Radiation Therapy
The University also has 19 staff based in Invercargill, including 17 at Southland Hospital.
“We are fortunate to have a very strong relationship between the University and the DHB; a real community of clinicians and others in the health care system who are passionate about research and education. The education centre gives us the chance to open our doors and invite the wider public into our conversations, and we look forward to welcoming them to Southland Hospital.”
— Associate Professor Konrad Richter
Associate Dean (Southland), Dunedin School of Medicine
and Consultant Colorectal Surgeon
The Health Sciences Southland Study Hub is on the ground floor of the Education Building on the Southland Hospital campus. It is directly below the Southern District Health Board’s Clinical Education and Skills Centre.
Together, these two facilities form the joint DHB and University learning and research centre.
Map of the Southland Hospital campus showing the location of the Health Sciences Southland Study Hub (marked in yellow as #5 Learning and Research Centre).