in the Faculty of Health and Medicine

The Faculty of Health and Medicine comprises four Divisions: Biomedical and Life Sciences, CETAD, Health Research and Lancaster Medical School.

Biomedical and Life Sciences

Originally part of the Department of Biological Sciences at Lancaster University, the Division of Biomedical and Life Sciences (BLS) is responsible for delivering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and research in this area in the Faculty. The main focus of BLSís research activities is on fundamental molecular and cellular aspects of human disease. Our research is grouped around the following core themes: Cancer Biology, Neurodegenerative Disease, Microbiology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry.

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Established in 1990, CETAD is a specialist work based learning centre providing part-time accredited courses in a range of subject areas at all levels. We offer: work-based Masters Degrees, Postgraduate Certificates including Medical Leadership and Organisational Change, Management and leadership development, short courses in Professional and Personal Development, programmes for those who support the learning and development of others (trainers, mentors, supervisors, assessors, guidance workers) and programmes for those who work with children and young people.

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Health Research

Founded in 1996, the Division of Health Research (DHR) exists to conduct high-quality health-related research and to offer quality programmes of postgraduate study. Staff and students working in DHR come from a variety of social science disciplines, including: sociology; human geography; psychology; and social history. Our interests, therefore, lie fundamentally in the perspectives that the social sciences can bring to an understanding of health and illness.

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Lancaster Medical School

Lancaster Medical School is one of the newest groupings at Lancaster University; consisting of the Centre for Medical Education, which delivers the MBChB degree, a collaborative venture with the Universities of Liverpool, Cumbria and Central Lancashire, and CHICAS (Combining Health Information, Computation and Statistics). Research in the Division spans all aspects of Medicine including basic biomedical research, sociology of medicine, medical education, medical statistics and epidemiology.

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