The Faculty of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences brings together for the first time at UCLan, three key clinical training programmes under the stewardship of the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences. This has been enabled by a University commitment to provide purpose-built facilities that are amongst the most modern and high-tech in Europe but also a collaborative academic commitment to enable our students in all three areas, to train and learn together, ensuring our graduates emerge into the workplace as leaders in integrated and inter-professional clinical practice.
UCLan has demonstrated over the past 10 years its ambition to develop high quality clinical training programmes.
The first of these was the Master's in Pharmacy (MPharm Hons) accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council. Recruiting up to 120 students per year, the programme ensures the students receive a contemporary education and training, facilitating their success in the professional arena, where they are renowned for their ability to perform at a high standard.
The Bachelor in Dental Surgery (BDS) began in 2007 after accreditation by the General Dental Council (GDC) and remains the only surviving English graduate-only entry programme. It has attracted highly complimentary reports from the GDC and has now produced over 120 new dentists. It is one of very few UK programmes whose graduates have all achieved foundation programme placements, a testimony to the quality of the training.
The newest School, the School of Medicine, opened its doors in September 2015, having received approval from the General Medical Council (GMC) to establish and recruit international students on to a UK MBBS qualification. Such students would otherwise have limited access to UK educational courses. Our MBBS will produce global doctors.
Bringing all three Schools together in one Faculty provides a unique opportunity in the Health Education sector for inter-professional learning experiences, ensuring all graduates are fully aware of the importance of patient care being delivered in a co-ordinated, multi-professional environment.
The Faculty also offers a suite of undergraduate level programmes and a wide range of postgraduate medical, dental and pharmacy-related courses for practitioners and scientists who want to develop skills and knowledge in clinical and non-clinical roles, with the objective of increasing specialisation, enhancing leadership skills and developing practice.
Faculty of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences
University of Central Lancashire
Telephone: +44 (0)1772 201 201
Executive Dean: Professor StJohn Crean
Director of Academic Development: Professor StJohn Crean
Director of Research and Innovation: Professor StJohn Crean
Director of Business Development: Professor StJohn Crean
Within the Faculty of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences, our Pharmacy, Medicine and Dentistry Research Group aims to provide quality research evidence that will inform clinical practice and Health Policy, resulting in real differences to the lives of patients and the public. We have developed strong links with health organisations at local, regional and national levels, as well as academic institutions in the UK, Europe and the USA.
Thematic research focuses on areas of importance in Biomedicine, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Practice, Medical and Dental Education, Public Health, Oral and Dental Sciences as well as collaborations with numerous groups nationally and internationally.
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We are proud of the fantastic achievements of both our current students, who excel in many areas of University life and beyond, and those of our graduates, who go on to high flying careers in a wide variety of industries and sectors.
The Faculty welcomes students from around the world and enjoys a highly stimulating and welcoming culture. Our students also have a wealth of opportunities for international study and work experience in the UK, Europe and around the world.
We enjoy close and collaborative partnerships with a wide variety of organisations, from both the private and public sector, which enrich the learning and research environments, and offer an extensive range of work experience opportunities and graduate roles for our students.