The School is the largest in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, and hence has the greatest responsibility for teaching. Eight of the 12 Units of teaching in the Undergraduate MB ChB Program are led by academic staff within the Department (as Unit Leaders), and these are supported by Unit Secretary / Administrator posts. The research activities within the School offer a background of knowledge and understanding which enhances the student learning environment.
Although some academic staff take a leading role in educational development, all have a substantial responsibility for the organisation and delivery of teaching. Many academics provide the clinical teaching lead in their medical specialty, and others regularly act as Unit Tutors.
We have instituted a Teaching Forum to discuss the ways in which the School infrastructure can aid teaching delivery, and encourage teaching innovation and evaluation. The School strongly supports the education program management structure (Medical Education Committee and appropriate subgroups) and many members of the School play leading roles within it.
All staff dealing with undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and students are expected to maintain and develop their teaching, student support and appropriate administrative skills.