The College Quality Assurance Executive has overall responsibility for oversight of quality in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.
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.
A framework for curricula and supporting structures for degree programmes.
The framework includes patterns for teaching and assessment, and was implemented in the academic year 2004/05. Since then changes have been made to the method of examination timetabling, as approved by Academic Policy Committee.
Proposals for curriculum change or introduction which do not conform to the Curriculum Framework must apply for an opt out to the Curriculum and Student Progression Committee.
Other useful curriculum information and links are listed below.
The College reports annually to Senate Quality Assurance Committee
The University template for the annual college report to Senate Quality Assurance Committee is available from the Quality Unit website.
College external examiner reports are based on a University template.
The University’s Code of Practice for external examiners is available from the Quality Unit website.
University templates for programme specifications, summary examples and guidance are available from the Academic Services website.
The College's Learning and Teaching Strategy document informs quality enhancement in all of it's programmes.
The University’s Learning and Teaching Enhancement Strategy is available to download from the policies section of the Academic Services website.
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.
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.
The University has a policy on academic and pastoral support which is available to download from the Academic Services website.
This article was published on Dec 19, 2013