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Quality Assurance Unit

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The role of the Quality Assurance Unit (QAU) is to ensure that high standards within teaching and learning processes for undergraduate medical programmes are recognised and rewarded, and problems can be identified and addressed.

In order to fulfill this role the QAU is responsible for the following:

  • Internal monitoring of Medical School courses, modules and teachers through:

    • Development and dissemination of teaching standards / guidelines
    • Student Evaluation Questionnaires (SEQs)
    • QA / NUT visits to NHS sites
    • Overseeing the Reward and Recognition Scheme (including the Top Teachers and Excellence in Medical Education Awards)
    • Liaison with student representatives
  • Ensuring that procedures are established and maintained which allow the School to respond in a systemic and transparent manner to the external requirements of the QAA and the GMC
  • Medical School's Quality Monitoring and Enhancement Committee (mQMEC) which oversees the implementation of the Medical School Quality Strategy  (mQMEC ToR)
  • The QA Unit works closely with the NUT Office, UCL Academic Services and committees across the Medical School.

The Medical School Quality Management & Enhancement Committee (mQMEC) is responsible for the overview of academic standards and quality assurance and enhancement processes within the Medical School and for the development of policy and practice in relation to such processes.

The mQMEC reports to the MBBS Teaching Committee, the Dean, the Faculty Undergraduate Teaching Committee of Brain Sciences, Life Sciences, Population Health Sciences and Medical Sciences.

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