Biomedical Teaching Organisation

Teaching excellence

The Biomedical Teaching Organisation has won awards for our peer support programme Academic Families and we are constantly developing our knowledge and implementation of teaching excellence through our networks and fora.


Teaching in action with Dr Simon Riley

Dr Simon Riley on active, student-centred teaching in the Biomedical Sciences.  


The Biomedical Teaching Organisation is an award-winning provider of teaching excellence and student support.

BMTO Teaching Network

Our active teaching network is open to all staff and PhD students in Biomedical Sciences and offers opportunities to discuss teaching related topics, and share experiences and best practice.

Biomedical Sciences Learning and Teaching Forum 2017

The Biomedical Sciences Learning and Teaching Forum 2017 was held on the 21st of June in the Anatomy Lecture Theatre at the Biomedical Teaching Organisation.

Case studies and initiatives

There are a wide range of activities going on across the University to improve the student experience. We would like to share some examples of good practice within Biomedical Sciences.

Knowledge exchange and development

Teaching excellence, networking and knowledge exchange, and good practice.

Most Distinguished Scholar Prize-winners 2017/18

Every year, the top undergraduate student in their course class is awarded the Deanery of Biomedical Sciences Most Distinguished Scholar Prize.

Teaching award comments

Every year, students nominate teachers, support staff, personal tutors and other individuals for the annual Edinburgh University Students' Association Teaching Awards.

Teaching tools

Learning technology and administration tool to help staff manage support for students.