Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences


Message from the Associate Dean (Academic)

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 six schools, the various Boards of Study in the faculty, and representatives from various departments and units including theincluding 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 six schools and through the activities of the Centre for Medical and Health Sciences Education, the Learning Technology Unit and the Clinical Skills Centre.

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