Managing our Partnerships, working together
The Faculty of Medicine Collaborative Partnerships Office serves as the the London Office of LKCMedicine and is responsible for the day-to-day management of Imperial’s responsibilities in relation to the partnership including:
- Curriculum design and development, curriculum review and mapping
- Governance structure and educational quality assurance standards
- Student exchanges, scholarly activity and clinical placement programmes
- Delivery of a series of joint international medical educational conferences, both digitally and in person
- Fostering digital innovation and technology to enhance the experience of all stakeholders
Professor Desmond Johnston, Vice Dean for International Affairs, leads the Faculty's Collaborative Partnerships Office team in association with Mr Martin Lupton, Vice Dean for Education. We provide continual partnership support; our team comprises both professional services staff and academic leads in the field such that our partners benefit from our extensive experience and expertise and enjoy a dedicated personal service tailored to their requirements.
The Academic Team co-ordinates the activities of expert academics and clinicians from Imperial in the preparation, delivery, mapping and review of curriculum materials and in the design of assessments for LKCMedicine. They offer advice on admissions, selection, learning and teaching and sit on key joint medical education committees. Members are practising clinicians and as Clinical Fellows they are actively involved in research, teaching and scholarly activity.
The Collaborative Partnership Team works operationally to develop policies and regulations, both academic and non-academic, within a full structure of governance, both to ensure that academic monitoring and quality assurance processes are followed to the highest standards within the appropriate frameworks but also to help our partners deliver an optimum student experience.
Working in partnership - we find regular close and effective communication essential to the way we work as partners; members of the team engage and collaborate with our colleagues in Singapore and attend joint committee meetings via videoconference. Senior members of the team make visits to Singapore to support the local team in the ongoing delivery and development of the curriculum. We find that channels of clear communication enable us to work together positively, increasing our mutual respect and understanding as we continue to develop and deliver our joint services and objectives.
Collaborative Responsibilities and Educational Initiatives
The London Office is responsible for managing and delivering Imperial’s responsibilities to LKCMedicine, which includes developing content for the curriculum and quality assuring the educational delivery of the School. The team works closely with key personnel within Imperial’s Faculty of Medicine, Imperial NHS Trust Hospitals, and LKCMedicine to align key elements of Imperial’s proven educational model, adapting where appropriate to Singaporean context.