Medical Studies Committee
- Director of Education (Chair)
- Deputy Director of Education
- Pro Rector (Education)
- Dean of Students
- Dean of Learning and Teaching
- Deans for Medicine
- Heads and Deputy Heads of Schools, Institutes, Departments
- Institute for Clinical Science
- School of Public Health
- Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology
- Department of Medicine
- National Heart & Lung Institute
- Department of Surgery and Cancer
- Heads of Year
- Years 1 & 2
- Year 3 (Joint Head x2)
- Year 4
- Year 5
- Year 6
- Doctor/Patient course
- Chairs of Education Committees
- Years 1&2
- Years 3, 5 & 6
- Year 4 (BSc)
- Graduate Entry
- Head of Science BScs
- Head of Graduate Entry
- Head of Quality Assurance and Enhancement
- Chairman of the Directors of Clinical Studies Committee
- Head of Examinations & Assessment
- Head of Learning Resources
- Faculty Senior Tutor
- Senior Admissions Tutor
- College Tutor
- Director of the North West Thames Foundation School
- Clinical Education Fellow
- Directors of Undergraduate Study
- Business School
Main Terms of Reference
Reporting to Senate, the Medical Studies Committee is responsible for overseeing the Faculty of Medicine’s MBBS/BSc programme, including Graduate and Direct Entry and the BScs. Chaired by the Director of Education, its role is to ensure coherence in Undergraduate Programmes within the Faculty of Medicine. The committee will maintain an overview of curriculum content, structure, organisation, assessment, learning resources, quality assurance and enhancement, and delivery of the teaching timetable.
The Committee’s specific responsibilities are:
- To oversee the provision of undergraduate medical education and other degree programmes in the Faculty of Medicine.
- To monitor and enhance the quality of undergraduate medical education and other degree programmes in the Faculty of Medicine.
- To ensure the continued development of the programme, receive reports on student feedback, student experience and curriculum-related comments from a variety of quality management processes, including external examiner reports, and ensure that appropriate action is identified and implemented.
- To commission and receive reports on reviews of new and existing courses, including quinquennial and external reviews.
- To approve minor changes to existing curriculum and assessment structures approved by subordinate committees;
- To review proposals for new courses, major changes to existing courses, and the discontinuation of existing courses and approve new modules, title changes, major changes to the curriculum, existing assessments, and programme specifications for existing degree programmes, ensuring that these are reported alongside recommendations to Senate as appropriate.
- To monitor and co-ordinate the activities of the Education Committees (Years 1 & 2, Year 4 (BSc), Years 3, 5 & 6 and the Graduate Entry MBBS Committee) and commission and review proposals from the Education Committees as to the timing, structure, extent and status of assessment and examinations within the undergraduate medicine curriculum.
- To receive summary meeting reports of the: Education Committees (as above); Directors of Clinical Studies Committee; the Student Admissions Committee; the Faculty Student Welfare Committee; and the E-Learning Implementation Group. The committee should also receive summary meeting reports, for information only, from: the Faculty SIFT Committee and the North West Thames Foundation School Management Committee. In addition to this, the committee may receive reports from the Exams and Assessment Group and other working groups, where appropriate.
- To consider all business relating to assessments and examinations leading to the award of the MBBS/BSc, MBBS and BSc degrees and report to Senate as appropriate and approve, as appropriate, any changes to the composition of the Boards of Examiners.
- Where necessary, to recommend amendment of the Academic Regulations for the MBBS/BSc, MBBS and BSc degrees to the Senate.
- To ensure that the recommendations of the QAA and GMC (or other external agency) and any internal Imperial College reviews are implemented appropriately.
- To ensure that adequate learning resources are provided to support the delivery of the teaching of the programme.
- To monitor the provision and quality of e-learning.
Three times a year, with the option for having a fourth in the early summer.