A welcome message from the Dean of Medicine
The roots of Medicine at Durham go back to even before the establishment of the University 175 years ago. The reinstatement of undergraduate medical training in 2001 heralded a new, innovative curriculum in partnership with Newcastle Medical School. Students experience the real world of clinical medicine from the start and our case-led approach emphasises the environment within which the graduating doctor will practice. Backed by modern teaching methods and new technologies, the programme holds a Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) award and the student experience is more individualised because of relatively smaller numbers.
Alongside this, the School has a vibrant international research programme with multimillion pound awards from the NHS and internationally recognised bodies. Much of the research is geared to practical issues: translating research into high quality patient care, finding means of detecting disorders earlier and enabling the best decisions for patient care. The medical humanities and health policy are important strands in our research and much of our work is necessarily conducted within an environment of social deprivation and inequalities.
The School's postgraduate programmes offer a variety of MSc topics in health which can be tailored to suit CPD for the professional. We have a strong track record in PhDs with many researchers having gone on to influence medical management nationally and internationally.
We aim to equip the student for life long learning against a background of ever evolving knowledge and health systems. For many, learning and teaching at Durham also creates a life long sense of belonging!
Professor Pali Hungin
Dean of Medicine and Head of School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health