School of Medicine


Taught by experienced professionals, our graduates benefit from both theoretical and clinical practice as well as from working in communities with patients and carers. Early patient contact is achieved through the involvement of Comensus, a diverse group of service users and carers based at UCLan who are involved in many aspects of the schools activities.

Delivered in the newest medical school in the UK, students will benefit from a state-of-the-art curriculum, which has been designed with the help of local patients. We offer a warm, supportive and multi-cultural learning environment, where each and every student is treated as an individual. Students will get to know their fellow students, lecturers and facilitators directly, and will work with them to achieve their goals. UCLan School of Medicine aims to enable every new graduate to confidently and competently approach their first working day as a caring and qualified doctor or professional anywhere in the world.

A comprehensive understanding of human anatomy is essential for tomorrow’s doctors and health professional Our Human Anatomy Resource and Learning Centres (HARLC's) are a focal point for our students to engage in learning about the workings of the human body. The School also makes use of other state of the art technology for teaching anatomy including two Anatomage tables.

UCLan currently has five high-specification clinical skills laboratories that are stocked with a vast range of equipment to help you develop clinical skills. These dedicated areas provide a safe, realistic environment in which you can integrate medical science knowledge with clinical skills. Within these laboratories there are a number of life-size human simulators of all ages. These will allow students to practise a variety of clinical skills and techniques so that you are well prepared for real situations on hospital wards. In order for simulated scenarios to be reviewed, labs are equipped with the latest video technology to record and allow students to review each scenario. Additional space includes simulated primary care settings, such as a GP surgery and patient’s home setting.