The Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is being reconfigured to better integrate research, teaching and clinical practice. As part of the re-structure, MD program coordination will be elevated to Faculty level under the leadership of a Dean of Medicine.
From 1 January 2017:
- Three new schools will be established - the Mayne School of Medical Sciences, the Diamantina School of Medical Sciences and the Ochsner School.
- General Practice and Rural Medicine will be combined with Public Health in a renamed School of Public Health, General Practice and Rural Medicine.
- Cutting edge research will be strengthened with The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute, Centre for Integrated Preclinical Drug Development, Child Health Research Centre and University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research all integrated as school centres within the new Schools of Medical Sciences (Diamantina and Mayne).
- The School of Biomedical Sciences will continue its outstanding contribution to medical program teaching and biomedical research largely unchanged.
Each new School of Medical Sciences has substantial scale both in terms of research centres/institutes and of student and staff numbers.
These two new Schools are being created to cover the Faculty’s hospital presence in and around Brisbane and to complement the Faculty’s three other Schools. Through their strong presence in Queensland hospitals, they will drive the integration of clinical research and teaching to deliver outstanding educational and translational outcomes.