Undergraduate School Board

Terms of reference

Reporting to the Faculty Education Committee (Medicine), the School of 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)
• 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), 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 academic tutoring, 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, where appropriate, and to receive regular reports from them.

The Board has delegated authority from the Faculty Education Committee for quality and standards. However, decisions about the curriculum and assessment will need formal approval from the appropriate governance structures including the College Quality Assurance & Enhancement Committee and the Programmes Committee.

Constitution and membership

Membership (Academic year 2020-21)
Professor Amir Sam Head of Imperial College School of Medicine (Chair)
Professor Karim Meeran Director of Teaching
Professor Shahid Khan Director of Admissions, Equality and Diversity
Professor Mary Morrell Director of MBBS Phase One
Dr Omid Halse Deputy Director of MBBS Phase One and Head of MBBS Year 3
Professor Alison McGregor Director of Undergraduate Science, Director of MBBS Phase Two
Dr Alihusein Dhankot Head of MBBS Year 5
Dr Niamh Martin Director of MBBS Phase Three and Head of MBBS Year 6
Dr Ravi Parekh Deputy Director of MBBS Phase Three
Dr Mike Emerson Director of Student Tutoring
Dr Julia Hillier Director of Student Support
Professor Ken MacLeod Director of Student Conduct
Dr James Jensen-Martin Director of Quality and Student Experience
Dr Sonia Kumar Director of Undergraduate Primary Care Education
Professor Sue Smith Director of the Medical Education Research Unit
Dr Wing May Kong Head of Ethics and Law
Dr Amar Sharif Representative of Directors of Clinical Studies
Dr Chioma Izzi-Engebaya Academic Lead for Implementation of the BMA Charter against Racial Harassment in Medical Schools
Mrs Nikki Boyd A EDU representative
Ms Vanessa Powell Programme Director (Education)
Ms Trisha Brown Head of School of Medicine Secretariat
Mr Gerry Greyling Head of Business and Educational Development
Mr Chris Harris Head of Programme Management
Ms Lisa Carrier Head of Technology-Enhanced Education
Mr Muntaha Naeem ICSMSU President

Meeting dates and deadlines

Committee dates (Academic year 2020/21)Submission deadlines (Academic year 2020/21)
06 August 2020 16 July 2020
10 September 2020 20 August 2020
15 October 2020 24 September 2020
19 November 2020 29 October 2020
04 February 2021 14 January 2021
11 March 2021 18 February 2021
22 April 2021 01 April 2021
03 June 2021 13 May 2021
15 July 2021 24 June 2021
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 Agenda items (including papers) should be submitted to the committee secretary two weeks prior to the committee meeting. Papers will normally be circulated to members one week prior to the committee meeting.