About us

About us

Prof Alan JardineProf Alan G Jardine, Professor of Renal Medicine & Head of the School of Medicine

The School of Medicine is renowned for pioneering teaching methods and superb facilities for undergraduate study in Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing.

We have one of the largest and most prestigious Medical Schools in Europe and are leading the UK with one the most important innovations in the teaching of medicine - a unique undergraduate curriculum that utilises problem-based learning techniques.

The Dental School is the second largest in the UK and provides comprehensive up-to-date facilities for patient care, student clinical practice and training, and for education and research in dental and oral diseases and disorders.

Our Nursing & Health Care School was established with the aim of producing Graduate Nurses who were grounded in health related scientific theory and now has a national and international reputation for nursing education and research with patient/client as the focus of health care.

The School of Medicine also encompasses Forensic Medicine and Science, which is comprised of two disciplines: Forensic Pathology and Forensic Toxicology. The unit, founded in 1839, is the longest established academic forensic institution in the United Kingdom, and is under the Contract which the University of Glasgow holds with the Crown Office, the central legal authority in Scotland. 

Student satisfaction

The School of Medicine is delighted to announce improved National Student Survey results for 2014 across all our areas. Overall student satisfaction has increased in Undergraduate Medicine every year since 2011.

Nursing & Health Care has ranked joint second in the UK, and Dentistry achieved 100% satisfaction for the fourth consecutive year. These results are a remarkable achievement, and reflect the hard work of many dedicated staff in the School of Medicine.

Structure

The School of Medicine is part of the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences.  It contains the Dental School, Nursing School and Undergraduate Medical School. 

It also contains these research groups that are not located within Research Institutes, including Child Health, Anaesthetics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Human Nutrition and Surgery. 

The School is dispersed over University and Hospital sites.  The main site for Dentistry is the Glasgow Dental Hospital and for Medicine, the Wolfson Medical School Building, the New Lister Building at Glasgow Royal Infirmary and from 2015, the Teaching & Learning Centre at the New South Glasgow Hospital.