AMRF Medical Sciences Learning Centre - Whakaaro Pai

The AMRF Medical Sciences Learning Centre is a facility for education in anatomy, medical imaging and pathology.

The Auckland Medical Research Foundation (AMRF) Medical Sciences Learning Centre - Whakaaro Pai combines the School of Medicine’s anatomy and pathology museums and contains a wide range of anatomical models, over 1,100 pathology specimens, and an extensive online radiology and pathology image database.

History of the Centre

The Centre, designed by Auckland architect Rick Pearson, was opened by the Prime Minister, Rt Hon Helen Clark on 2 December 2005. It was a winner of the New Zealand Institute of Architects New Zealand Award 2006, New Zealand Institute of Architects Colour Award 2006, and a finalist in the NZIA Supreme Award 2006.

Construction of the Centre was made possible through a generous gift of $500,000 from the Auckland Medical Research Foundation to mark their 50th anniversary of funding medical research in the Auckland region.

Learning resources

The MSLC database is an incredibly powerful and useful tool for teaching staff and students. It contains images of all the specimen pots that are on display, which are all accompanied by a detailed description of the specimen.

The database is password protected. Please contact the centre's manager if you do not have a login.

Contact details

Learning Resource Centre Manager
Dr Deborah Prendergast
Phone: +64 9 923 6718