Reporting to the Faculty Education Committee (Medicine), the Undergraduate Medicine Board is responsible for defining the strategic direction of the following courses:
• MBBS/BSc in Medicine (A100)
• MBBS in Medicine (Graduate only) (A109)
• MBBS in Medicine (Direct Entry) (A300)
• BSc Medical Biosciences (B101)
• BSc Medical Biosciences with Management (B111)
• BSc in Biomedical Science (B109)
• BSc in Biomedical Science with Management (B9N2)
• The intercalated BSc programmes in Medical Sciences with option pathway.
The Board’s role, overseen by the Chair, is to:
• Consider the strategic direction and delivery of programmes and assessments (current and future)
• Consider and give strategic approval for the establishment of new programmes and major modifications to existing programmes before they progress to the Programmes Committee;
• Consider and approve minor modifications to the curriculum content, structure, organisation, assessment and learning resources for relevant programmes;
• Propose modifications to entry requirements to the Faculty Education Committee;
• Monitor the overall quality of provision (including electronic systems and e-learning), receiving reports from SOLE, the SSLGs and national surveys (NSS, PTES, PRES), and identifying appropriate action in response;
• Discuss and disseminate information and good practice;
• Retrospectively evaluate interventions in programmes;
• Monitor the fair and consistent implementation of the policies, procedures and processes, with particular reference to health and safety, equal opportunities and widening participation;
• Monitor the quality of student support (including welfare & pastoral care);
• Monitor an receive reports related to the administrative and support services;
• Receive reports from Medical Education Research Unit and to recommend appropriate action as necessary;
• Receive reports of student accidents and incidents and to recommend appropriate action as necessary;
• Approve the terms of reference of sub-committees (such as departmental committees), where appropriate, and to receive regular reports from them.
The Board is not a governance committee and decisions about the curriculum and assessment will need formal approval from the appropriate governance structures.