Undergraduate medicine

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

Programme specification

Programme specifications identify learning outcomes and describe how they can be achieved and demonstrated.


Preparation for the 2011 Enhancement-Led Institutional Review (ELIR) is in process.

For details about the preparations, timeline, ELIR Review Team visit dates, school contacts and Steering Group members, please see the Quality Unit website.


MBChB graduates are provisionally licenced to practice by the UK General Medical Council. The GMC Education Department reviews the quality of Edinburgh’s MBChB programme regularly.

The University register of professional, statutory and regulatory bodies (PSRBs) is available on the Quality Unit website

Quality Annual Reporting

The MBChB Quality Assurance committee reports annually to the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine Quality Assurance Executive on the quality of the programme.

Staff/student liason committee

Members of the Medical Students’ Council, including student representatives from each Year of the MBChB programme, meet regularly with Year Directors and other senior MBChB staff.

Internal subject review

The MBChB programme was reviewed in February 2011. Recent Teaching Programme Review (TPR) reports and responses are available from the Quality Unit website.

The most recent Teaching Programme Review (TPR) and Postgraduate Programme Review (PPR) reports and responses are available from the Quality Unit website

Further information about the MBChB

Contact details

  • Professor Richard Knight
  • Professor of Clinical Neurology & Honorary Consultant Clinical Neurologist
  • Director National CJD Surveillance Unit
  • Bryan Matthews Building
  • Western General Hospital
  • Crewe Road
  • Edinburgh
  • EH4 2XU
  • Work: 0131 537 3104

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