About Us

The Faculty of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences at The University of Central Lancashire

In 1828, the University of Central Lancashire was founded in Preston as the Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge. ‘Ex solo ad solem’, or in translation, ‘From the Earth to the Sun’ has been its motto ever since – helping talented people from all walks of life to make the most of their potential.

Today the University of Central Lancashire is one of the North West’s largest universities with a student and staff community approaching 38,000. Internationally the University has academic partners in all regions of the globe and it is on a world stage that the first class quality of its education was first recognised.

In 2010, the University became the first UK modern Higher Education institution to appear in the QS World University Rankings. We are ranked in the top 3.3% of universities in the world by the Centre for World University Rankings 2017 (CWUR) highlighting the progress the institution has made in providing students with real-world learning experiences and reflecting the institution’s broad pool of academic talent.

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The Faculty of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences, led by Executive Dean, Professor StJohn Crean,  brings together for the first time at UCLan, three key clinical training programmes under the stewardship of the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences.

This has been enabled by a University commitment to provide purpose-built facilities that are amongst the most modern and high-tech in Europe but also a collaborative academic commitment to enable our students in all three areas, to train and learn together, ensuring our graduates emerge into the workplace as leaders in integrated and inter-professional clinical practice.

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Research Groups within the faculty aim to provide quality research evidence that will inform clinical practice and Health Policy, resulting in real differences to the lives of patients and the public. UCLan has developed strong links with health organisations at local, regional and national levels, as well as academic institutions in the UK, Europe and the USA. Thematic research focuses on areas of importance in Biomedicine, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Practice, Medical and Dental Education, Public Health, Oral and Dental Sciences as well as collaborations with numerous groups nationally and internationally.

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