Child Health is the academic arm of the School of Medicine, University of Dundee with the responsibility of delivering and supervising an academic R&D and teaching programme for the University of Dundee and NHS Tayside. Child Health, is sited in the ‘Maternal & Child Health Sciences (MACHS) Building’ at the west end of Ninewells Hospital & Medical School, adjacent to Tayside Children’s Hospital, and is a separate defined entity with its own administration and finance structure.
A monthly Teaching Committee services Undergraduate and Postgraduate Teaching. New developments in the last 12 months for teaching have been the acquisition of:
· Extra sessions for ACT Teaching support
· NHS sponsorship of a Clinical Lecturer for ‘out of programme’ research in Medical Education
· Novel developments in video and eLearning teaching methods
· Placement in Child Health of Teaching Lead for Behavioural and Social Science
· Development of “Dundee Junior” as part of the Medical School ‘Med Blog’ Programme
Clinical Research is directed through the Paediatric Clinical Research Facility (CRF), which is supported, by the Scottish Children’s Research Network and Tayside Medical Science Centre (TASC). Currently, clinical trials are established in diabetes in the young, epilepsy, molecular dermatology, behaviour disorders, public health and pharmaco-vigilance.
The R&D programme is organised through a weekly R&D Committee for all research active staff. New staff appointments since 21011 have been made with long-term developments in mind in line with the Medical School Research priorities:
· CRF Research Nurses (x1.5 WTE)
· Senior Research Fellow Medical Anthropology
· Research Fellow (Post Doc Service Design)
· Research Dietitian