School Teaching


The School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy (SBSP) is divided into the teaching disciplines of anatomy, biochemistry and molecular biology, physiology, microbiology and immunology and pharmacology and pharmacy, further information on our study areas can be found here. Through these teaching disciplines, the school delivers the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (including Biomedical Science Honours) degrees, and two professional pharmacy degrees; the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) and the Master of Pharmacy. The Bachelor of Biomedical Science has an intake of approximately 120 students per year and is rated by students as one of the University's most sought after degrees. The Pharmacy programs currently have a combined intake of approximately 100 students per year. The School also provides education and mentoring in the basic medical sciences in all the professional health degrees offered by the university, as well as in education and science degrees.

In total during 2015, staff within the School taught into over 80 courses, delivered to 1200 full-time equivalent students enrolled in 15 different programs of study. Students enrolled in study areas as diverse as medicine, nursing, physiotherapy, medical radiation science, podiatry, oral health and exercise and sports science were all taught by staff of the School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy.

Teaching and its administration in the school is supported by a specialist teaching support unit, and teaching quality across all disciplines is overseen by an academic director of teaching and learning. The director chairs the School Teaching and Learning Committee, which is composed of representatives from each discipline and the programme convenors. A specialist group of staff within the school form the Biomedical Sciences Group for Research and Innovation in Teaching (BIOGRIT), dedicated to innovative developments in teaching, and their evaluation, dissemination and publication. This group publishes in a range of science and clinical higher education journals.