School of Medicine

We offer a range of clinical programmes in the field of medicine and vision sciences. Our undergraduate courses include MBBS, Physician Associate Studies, Ophthalmic Dispensing plus an accelerated Medical Sciences degree and a foundation entry programme, designed to prepare students for further study in Medicine or other healthcare subjects.

As a Royal College of Surgeons accredited centre, we also provide postgraduate and CPD medical courses for doctors and other health professionals who want to develop skills and knowledge in clinical and non-clinical roles. Our quality-assured programmes offer personal and professional development to support career development and equip health professionals with the skills they need to respond to the new healthcare environment.

Key features:

  • Programmes delivered by expert staff in the University, many of whom are practising clinicians and our associate NHS education partners.
  • MBBS degree accredited by the General Medical Council.
  • Patient contact and clinical or voluntary placements from an early stage on many programmes.
  • State-of-the-art facilities including clinical skills labs, virtual dissection tables, fully equipped eye healthcare clinic with eye simulator.
  • Evidence-based teaching to inform and guide clinical practice and make a difference to the experience of patients and the public.
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Medicine & Surgery, MBBS

Our Medicine (MBBS) programme offers an innovative approach to medical education training students to become professional, compassionate doctors. Taught in state-of the-art facilities, the programme is recognised by the General Medical Council (GMC) and is on its list of bodies able to award UK primary medical qualifications.

As part of this course, you will benefit from early patient contact and clinical placements in the NHS from your first year.

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National Centre for Remote and Rural Medicine

The National Centre for Remote and Rural Medicine (NCRRM) provides a unique set of opportunities for students, exposing them to the challenges of remote and rural medicine at our Westlakes Campus in West Cumbria.

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Mackenzie Clinical Research Institute

The Mackenzie Clinical Research Institute is a newly established research centre based at our Burnley Campus. The Institute brings clinical research excellence back to Burnley, where clinical research in primary care really began, as it follows in the footsteps of Sir James Mackenzie, a Burnley GP in who is considered the father of general practice-based research.

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The Academic Surgical Unit

The Academic Surgical Unit is an established clinical research centre based at UCLan Westlakes Campus and North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust. This is an exciting collaboration between the university’s School of Medicine and its NHS partners.

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