College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

Quality and standards

The College Quality Assurance Executive has overall responsibility for oversight of quality in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.

Specific programme information

Unlike the other two Colleges of the University of Edinburgh, where Schools play a major role in Quality Assurance and Enhancement, in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine the Teaching Organisations and Programmes act as a focus for ensuring that quality is maintained in all aspects of teaching and take a proactive role in promoting quality enhancement.

Biomedical Sciences

The School of Biomedical Sciences has programme specific information about quality on their own website.

Postgraduate degrees

Postgraduate programmes governance in CMVM operates through the PGT and PGR Committees. The QA representative sits on both committees and reports to College QA Exec.

Undergraduate medicine

This page contains links to programme-specific quality information for the MBChB.

Veterinary medicine

The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies has programme specific information about quality on their own website.

College wide quality information

Annual reporting

The College reports annually to Senate Quality Assurance Committee

CMVM annual quality report

The University template for the annual college report to Senate Quality Assurance Committee is available from the Quality Unit website.

University template for report to Senate Quality Assurance Committee

External examiner

College external examiner reports are based on a University template.

University template for college external examiner reports

The University’s Code of Practice for external examiners is available from the Quality Unit website.

University external examiner Code of Practice

Enhancement Led Institutional Review (ELIR)

University templates for programme specifications, summary examples and guidance are available from the Academic Services website.

Academic Services - Quality Unit - ELIR

Learning and teaching strategies

The College's Learning and Teaching Strategy document informs quality enhancement in all of its programmes.

CMVM Learning and teaching strategy

The University’s Learning and Teaching Enhancement Strategy is available to download from the policies section of the Academic Services website.

University Learning and Teaching Enhancement Strategy

Accessible learning

We aim to help students maximise their academic potential and get the most benefit from their programme of study and university experience.

In line with our strategic goals of excellence in learning and teaching, we seek to enhance the student experience by creating a learning and teaching environment, and culture, that is dynamic, accessible and inclusive.

Student representation

Further information about student representatives, including a role description, a list of class representatives, and advice on how academic staff can offer support, is available from the Edinburgh University Students' Association (EUSA) website.

Read more about class representatives

Student support

The University has a policy on academic and pastoral support which is available to download from the Academic Services website.

University policy on academic and pastoral support

Related Links

University Quality Unit