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University of Exeter Medical School

Our departments



Education and research activity in the University of Exeter Medical School takes place within and across three departments: 

Clinical and Biomedical Sciences

The Department of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for biomedical and clinical research and teaching with a focus on understanding the mechanisms and treatment of human disease.  Our research delivers direct benefit to patients, the NHS and the pharmaceutical industry, with the aim of understanding the underlying cellular, molecular and genomic basis of disease and applying this knowledge in innovative ways that lead to improved treatment and a better quality of life for patients. Scientists and clinicians in the department work closely together to ensure that our research is directly targeted to clinical need. 

Clinical and biomedical sciences - laboratory

Health and Community Sciences

The Department of Health and Community Sciences undertakes applied health and care research, teaching and underpinning methodological work - research that reflects the needs of patients and of health and care providers, working with people and communities, based on partnership with the NHS and other public bodies and a strong commitment to public involvement. Our aim is to improve the health and well-being of the South West and beyond through the development of high-quality graduates and world-leading research that has international impact. 

Health and community sciences - hospital

Public Health and Sport Sciences

The Department of Public Health and Sport Sciences undertakes impactful research and teaching across all three university themes: Health, Environment and Social Justice.  We are an interdisciplinary group with strong individual identities and established strategic partnerships with the NHS, local communities, charities, industry, and sporting organisations.  Our aim is to drive policy change and improve health, wellbeing and performance across the lifespan, and along the continuum from clinical groups to elite performers. 

Public health and sports sciences