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The School of Clinical Sciences is the largest school in the University covering a diverse range of hospital-based medical and surgical disciplines. Part of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, the School was created on 1st October 2008 following the merger between the School of Human Development and the School of Medical and Surgical Sciences.
The School employs more than 400 staff comprising about 100 academic staff, and 150 researchers. About 60 of our staff are at Associate Professor grade or above and more than 50 of these are clinicians. We also have around 200 postgraduate research students studying for a PhD or DM and about 65 students enrolled on our four Taught Masters courses.
We are sited principally in the Queen’s Medical Centre and the City Hospital Nottingham campuses, but also at Kings Meadow Campus and the University Campus in the Centre for Biomolecular Sciences.
The School supports basic, translational and clinical research and works closely with the NHS, particularly the Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust. We focus on areas of excellence where we are nationally or internationally leading. These include our two National Institute for Health Research-funded Biomedical Research Units in GI and Liver Disease and in Hearing Research. These have both recently been re-funded for a 5 more years with a further investment by the National Institute of Clinical research of about £12M. We are also funded by the Arthritis Research Campaign as their National Pain Centre.
As well as cutting edge translational research at the interface between science and medicine, we have world-leading research programmes in basic science and run large, influential clinical trials. We are always looking for healthy volunteers and volunteer patients for clinical trials and translational studies. Visit our Divisions' websites for more information.
We teach medical students doing the clinical components of their professional training and pride ourselves on our innovative student-centred clinical training. We also run internationally-acclaimed masters courses in stem cell technology, sport and exercise medicine, assisted reproductive technology and translational neuroimaging.
Our biggest recent innovations are in research training. We have recently established a dedicated PhD and DM training programme in translational and clinical research. This programme, for both clinicians and basic scientists, contains taught modules in all aspects of modern translational research training alongside opportunities to perform original research in any one of our leading units, including our NIHR Biomedical Research Units.
Most of our Schools’ Senior Researchers and Teachers are also clinicians who dedicate 50% of their time to patient care within the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. This close juxtaposition brings cutting-edge clinical care to our patients and clinical relevance to our research and teaching. We are closely integrated with our full time NHS clinical colleagues, many of whom are themselves leaders in research and teaching, who work closely with the School. We are working to increase further the mutual benefit from integration between the University and NHS.
(Updated: 28th March 2012)
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Professor John Atherton
D Floor, East BlockQueen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2UH
telephone: +44 (0) 115 823 0695
fax: +44 (0) 115 823 0704