The School of Medicine

The Building

The School of Medicine building was opened in 2010. Located in the heart of the science campus, the design fosters interdisciplinary collaboration between medics and scientists and is superbly equipped for teaching, research and conference use.

The Dissecting Room

The School has some of the best dissecting facilities in the UK. The light, spacious and well- ventilated area has 16 tables for full body dissection and room to display hundreds of excellent models and specimens. Technicians and medical staff are on hand to offer advice and assistance. Full body dissection will continue to be relevant and important; and is valued by students and teachers.

Anatomy Resource Centre

The ARC is licensed to hold anatomical specimens in addition to on-line resources, images and text books. This area is a valuable space for private study for up to 40 students and is open for 14 hours each day.

Clinical Skills Suite

The clinical skills suite was designed to meet the needs of the St Andrews curriculum, it features 7 rooms containing 48 beds. All beds are equipped with ceiling mounted video capture and bed-head touch screens to allow instant playback or video resources. The centre features a full range of real and simulated clinical equipment. The suite is supported by the digital media team.

Medical Resource Centre

Equipped to the same specification as the clinical skills suite, the MRC provides students with a self-help study space open 14 hours a day.

Science Lab

The multi-purpose Science Lab is designed specifically to the BSc Hons course requirements of up to 100 students for practicals in physiology, pharmacology and histology. This room can also be used for small-group teaching, practical seminars or cleared for trade fairs or poster demonstrations.

Teaching Rooms

The 300-seat lecture theatre, two 50-seat Seminar Rooms and thirteen 12-seat tutorial rooms provide an excellent learning and self-study facility. All are equipped with the most modern interactive display systems and are grouped round the cafe on the ground floor.

Study Space

53 desks, all with WiFi or a desktop PC, most of which are available for up to 14 hours a day provide a high-quality study space.

Available for Hire

Much of the School is available for hire outside teaching time.  Enquiries: