University of Aberdeen College of Life Sciences and Medicine

The College of Life Sciences and Medicine is one of three academic colleges at the University of Aberdeen, in Scotland. It consists of three schools. The current head of college is Professor Phil Hannaford, a public health consultant.[1]


School of Biological Sciences

The School of Biological Sciences is based in the Zoology Building at the King's College Campus in Old Aberdeen. The head of School is currently Professor Graeme Paton.[2]

School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition

The School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition consists of five institutes on the Foresterhill campus:[3]

  • Institute of Applied Health Sciences (the former Departments of Biomedical Sciences, Molecular & Cell Biology and Biomedical Physics & Bioengineering - merged in autumn 2003)
  • Institute of Medical Sciences[4]
  • Institute for Education in Medical and Dental Sciences

The interim Head of School is Professor Paul Fowler.[5]

The Medical School was founded in 1497, the first medical school in the English-speaking world. Teaching takes place in the Suttie Centre for Teaching & Learning and the Polwarth Building, as well as in the adjacent hospitals.

The Dental School is based in a purpose built facility which was opened in January 2010. It offers the only graduate entry BDS programme in Scotland.[6]

School of Psychology

The school of Psychology is based at King's College in the William Guild Building. The head of the school is Professor Arash Sahraie.[7]

Graduate School

The Graduate School of the College of Life Sciences and Medicine is based in the Polwarth Building at Foresterhill.


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