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.

Research at the Faculty of Health & Social Care Research at the Faculty of Design & Technology

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. 03, June, 2016 Strawberries and slime bring science to life for Lathallan tots

    Nursery Science 2016 2

    Budding north-east scientists paid a visit to RGU recently to learn about DNA, slime and homemade ice cream.  

Events

  1. 02, March, 2016 Come and speak with us at UCAS events

    UCAS logo

    We'll be touring the country from March to October and attending a UCAS convention near you. Find out where.  

  2. 14, July, 2016 Summer Graduation Ceremony - Health and Social Care (10:30am)

    Christopher Goodall

    Ceremonies for all courses in School of Nursing and Midwifery, School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences  


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