Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry

Teaching facilities

Queen Mary University of London
Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry – Malta

Our state-of-the-art, purpose-built medical school will be on the Gozo campus next to Gozo General Hospital in Victoria. While the main Barts building is being completed teaching will take place at the Sir Michelangelo Refalo Sixth Form College in the main town of Victoria.

Once completed, our medical school will be the hub for all your classroom-based teaching and your practical skills sessions. It will also house a lecture theatre, seminar rooms, clinical and communications skills labs, library/IT suites and space for private study with the latest learning support technology. The current expectation for the completion of the new Medical School Building is in 2019.

Artist rendition - External view of Medical School Building

Sir M.A. Refalo 6th Form College

Over the summer our temporary teaching facility - Sir M.A. Refalo 6th Form College, which is situated in the main town of Victoria, is being extensively refurbished. From September 2018 we will have:

  • A larger library space with new furniture
  • Two PC labs with a total of 60 PCs
  • Additional storage for equipment and consumables
  • A Student Support Office
  • A large lecture theatre and additional Problem-Based Learning (PBL) rooms
  • A student common room
  • Office space for staff: Directors Office, Business Services, Curriculum Office, Academic Workroom and Boardroom

Anatomy Centre

A new Anatomy Centre next to Gozo General Hospital in Malta was formally opened on 19 December 2018. With a bespoke modern design, the building is equipped with the most up-to-date facilities to support anatomy and clinical skills teaching. 

The unique facility is a focus of teaching activity at Barts and The London's Malta campus. The building will also provide office accommodation for academic, technical and administrative staff.

A central feature of the building is its anatomy lab where students undertake practicals and tutors lead demonstrations using anatomical specimens and models. The lab includes a dedicated area for learning anatomy through dissection and is equipped with facilities for showing clinical images, videos of surgical procedures and specialised computer imaging.

The space includes a mortuary area, which has an embalming area with state of the art refrigeration and storage facilities. The building also has a central courtyard, which provides an outdoor space for students and staff.

Photos from the formal opening ceremony with Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat

Clinical and Communications Skills Centre

We will also have an exceptional Clinical and Communications Skills Centre, designed by the GMC-commended Barts London Team, to allow you to practise clinical methods and practical skills using patient simulators, models, video recordings and mock ward settings.

Your communications skills will be developed in our interview room suite, using video recording and trained actors to role-play clinical scenarios and provide valuable feedback. We plan to make the centre available for self-directed learning outside teaching hours and for exam refresher practicals.

Library

You will have access to a collection of basic medical texts in the School Library as well as 24hr remote log-in access to a large selection of online resources, including picture libraries, books, journals and articles. The Library has excellent computer facilities, as well as individual private study and group study spaces.

Computing facilities

Every student has an email account and access to the web, as well as a fast wi-fi service. Queen Mary University of London's intranet (QM+) provides students with an extensive medical knowledge base, which includes key lecture notes, papers and research resources. Our intranet is also our main administrative channel of communication (for example, distributing timetables, study plans and exam results, as well as learning materials).