Teaching and learning in the faculty is overseen by the Associate Dean (Academic),
Associate Professor Mark Barrow. Assoc Prof Barrow also chairs the faculty's Education Committee which functions
to maintain and improve the quality of teaching and learning within the faculty.
The Education Committee
includes representatives from the five schools, the various
Boards of Study in the faculty, and representatives from various departments and
units including the Centre for Medical and Health Sciences Education and the Learning
Technology Unit. The Education Committee therefore provides a forum in which the
commitment to teaching and learning qualiity is informed by diverse and informed
perspectives from across the faculty.
To achieve our goals, we strive to attract students of the highest standard and to
provide them with a teaching and learning environment in which they will be able to excel in their chosen field of study.
We focus on excellence in our curriculum,
promote continual pedagogical improvements through course development work carried
out within the five schools and through the activities of the Centre for Medical
and Health Sciences Education, the Learning Technology Unit and the Clinical Skills
To ensure that we are meeting our goals, quality assurance processes
are built into all aspects of our operations.
Our strengths include:
- enabling the widest possible student access to the faculty of those who have the
potential to succeed
- encouraging inter-professional learning across our undergraduate programmes
- embracing research-led teaching
- the provision of professional development opportunities for staff and pedagogical innovation
- a focus on teaching excellence through annual teaching and learning awards