School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences

The School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences is located at the Garthdee Riverside campus, and is the second largest school in the University. The Head of School is Professor Donald Cairns.

Practical and Professional

Students reading in pharmacy setting The School has an impressive portfolio of seven courses accredited or approved by professional bodies. These include the General Pharmaceutical Council, the Forensic Science Society, the Nutrition Society and the Health Professions Council.

 

Multidisciplinary

Student in labThe School is multidisciplinary, with students benefiting from interactions across a range of subject areas – such as biomedical sciences, analytical and medicinal chemistry, forensic science, nutrition, pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical sciences.

These are just a few of the many reasons why graduates from the School are in such high demand from employers.

Staff of the School


The school has courses across two subject categories:

Health Professions Laboratory, Biomedical & Sports Sciences


In addition to scholarly research, many of our staff perform research across a range of topics as research institute members.

Institute for Health & Wellbeing Research Institute for Innovation, Design & Sustainability

Leadership

  1. Professor Donald Cairns

    Donald Cairns

    Within the school, Professor Cairns leads the strategic planning, coordination, development and supervision of academic work in the areas of pharmacy, biomedical sciences, forensic and analytical science; and nutrition and dietetics.

    Professor Donald Cairns BSc(Hons) PhD MRPharmS CSci CChem FRSC

News RSS

  1. 05, November, 2014 RGU professor to question the prescription of pills to cure all ills

    A north-east pharmaceutical expert will examine current treatment guidelines during a professorial lecture this month.  

Events

  1. 09, December, 2014 Winter Graduation Ceremonies - Health and Social Care (10:30am)

    Vicky Keogh

    Ceremony for the School of Health Sciences, School of Nursing and Midwifery, School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, School of Applied Social Studies, DELTA, CORE and the Aberdeen Centre for Trauma Research.  


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