The aims of the School of Clinical Medicine

To educate individuals who:

  • Are honest, caring, knowledgeable and competent and equipped to maintain good medical practice
  • Show respect for their patients at all times
  • Are knowledgeable about the scientific basis of medicine, including its most recent developments
  • Have excellent communication skills for use in the health care of diverse populations
  • Understand the importance of physical, psychological and social aspects of patient care
  • Possess a sound appreciation of ethical, legal and community issues
  • Are able to work effectively in multidisciplinary teams
  • Possess the capacity for inquiry and are prepared to continue learning, teaching, evaluation and research throughout their careers and to prepare them fully for their roles as doctors.

To conduct internationally excellent peer reviewed basic, clinical and translational research relating to a diverse range of medical conditions and treatments, with strategic focus in the following areas:

  • Cancer Research
  • Cardio-Vascular Medicine
  • Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • Epidemiology, Public Health and Primary Care
  • Genetics and Genetic Medicine
  • Haematological and Transplantation Medicine
  • Infection and Immunity
  • Neurosciences and Mental Health
  • Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

To underpin research with excellence in supporting disciplines and technologies such as:

  • Structural Biology applied to Medicine
  • Cell Biology
  • Medical Imaging
  • Bioinformatics

To develop the careers of basic and clinical scientists in the above areas, through initiatives such as:

  • The flagship MB/PhD Programme
  • Skills training for PhD students
  • Skills training for Postdoctoral Research Associates
  • Provision of protected research time for junior clinical academics
  • Support of fellowship applications, with appropriate mechanisms for assimilation into established University posts.

To underpin the academic work of the School with excellence in administration and support services.