Medical Education Unit

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The Medical Education Unit comprises staff with specialist interest in Medical Education, from a diverse range of clinical and non-clinical backgrounds.  Staff in the unit coordinate and teach modules at all levels of the 4 and 5 year medical programmes, as well as co-ordinating student mentoring and welfare programmes.  Under the leadership of Dr. Deirdre Bennett, Head of Medical Education, the Medical Education Unit provides guidance and faculty development within the School of Medicine, to ensure that curriculum delivery and assessment are informed by current best practice in Medical Education. Many members of the Medical Education Unit are also appointed to clinical sites and the Unit therefore plays an integral role in promoting linkages between the School and the hospital and community clinical sites network.  Medical Education Unit staff act as advisors to postgraduate training bodies, state bodies and international health care agencies and are engaged in a range of funded Medical Education research projects.

To Provide Leadership in Medical Education

  • To promote best practice in Medical Education within the School, College and University
  • To promote an optimal educational environment within the School, College and University
  • To deliver  a high quality student centred experience to undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • To support faculty development in Medical Education within the School, College and University
  • To undertake research which promotes quality in Medical Education and aligns with University strategic research objectives
  • To establish a national and international reputation as a centre of excellence in the field of Medical Education
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