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Medical Education

About us

Medical Education provides a unique level of leadership and support for scientists and clinicians in the UK and abroad who teach students on our Bachelor of Medicine (BM) programmes. Our staff advise on national education policy, provide national and international consultancy and collaborate with community groups.

The members of Medical Education are educators and researchers with backgrounds and expertise in anatomy, the basic sciences, medicine, sociology, law and ethics, physiology, ICT, communication skills, pastoral care, professionalism and the humanities. Some staff are specialists in education theory and the development of pedagogic and education leadership skills while others are practising clinicians in areas that include neurology, anaesthetics, elderly care, surgery and general practice.

Medical Education is based in the award winning Life Sciences building on the Highfield site of the main University campus and also at Southampton General Hospital.

Centre for Learning Anatomical Sciences (CLAS)

The Centre for Learning Anatomical Sciences (CLAS), based at Southampton General Hospital, is a key academic group within Medical Education at the University of Southampton. The Centre has a team of dedicated and experienced staff, committed to providing a stimulating educational experience for students of medicine and other health professions who wish to learn anatomy. The excellent Anatomical Sciences Laboratory facilities include a large teaching laboratory and a smaller flexible teaching space which can be subdivided into three rooms. 

The Centre is profoundly grateful to the donors whose generosity enables medical students, doctors and other health professionals to study anatomical science through Anatomical Examination, Education, Research and Training. If you would like more information about bequeathing your body and the donation process please visit our website. 

Visit the CLAS website

Medical Education Innovation Network (MEIN)

The Medical Education Innovation Network (MEIN) was developed in order to support students' success, by increasing teaching and learning effectiveness. It aims to share best practices in education to improve students' learning experiences by supporting new educational strategies, disseminating cutting-edge educational research and promoting innovative projects.

The network, a dedicated group of teacher-focused academics within the Faculty of Medicine, was launched at the beginning of the 2017/18 academic year.  A half-day conference officially opened MEIN, with a focus on “Roots in the past. Eyes on the future.”

Visit the MEIN Blog

The Teaching and Scholarship Podcast

The Teaching and Scholarship Podcast began as a collaboration between The University of Southampton’s Centre for Higher Education Practice (CHEP) and the Medical Education Innovation Network (Faculty of Medicine).  It was intended to be of interest to all teaching focused academics in higher education who strive towards teaching excellence and wish to innovate their practice.  The podcast aimed to promote and raise the profile of teaching excellence within university education.

Did you know?

The Faculty of Medicine successfully achieved an international ASPIRE Award of Excellence in Student Engagement in 2014, led by a team that included members of Medical Education.

Excellence in Student Engagement
Excellence in Student Engagement
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