PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY PENINSULA SCHOOLS OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY
The Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry work in partnership with the University and NHS to provide contemporary, patient-centred and integrated undergraduate medical and dental degree programmes. Pedagogic research from within the school and around the world has informed the development and continued evolution of innovative curricula to produce excellent graduates that meet the health and social care needs of the 21st century.
Research within the Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry is directly relevant to improving patient health and the quality of patient care, and hence is readily applicable to the education programmes. A recent investment of £25M into the Institute of Translational and Stratified Medicine strengthens healthcare research, and has enriched the environment within which medical, dental and other health programmes are taught, as well as benefitting patients and the NHS.
The Schools have created an excellent national and international reputation for groundbreaking research in the areas of diabetes and obesity, neurological disease, child development and ageing, health and the environment and health technology assessment.
Plymouthís flagship, multimillion pound John Bull Building is the headquarters for the Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and with further investment planned for new state of the art clinical skills and research laboratories. This is complemented by cutting edge medical and dental facilities at the purpose built Peninsula Allied Healthcare facility. Both sites are next door to Derriford, the regionís premier trauma centre and teaching hospital. Students also benefit from clinical skills and research facilities on the main Plymouth campus, the Knowledge Spa in Cornwall and its exclusive dental training sites at both Devonport and Derriford.