Richard Plumb

Richard Plumb


  • Room 02.046 - Whitla Medical Building

    United Kingdom


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I work as a clinical senior lecturer (education) in the Centre for Medical Education. I have been the academic lead for pharmacology and therapeutics for undergradaute medical and dental students at QUB since 2008. I have developed a keen interest in assessment in medicine and therapeutics collaborating with colleagues to develop and lead the UK Prescribing Safety Assessment and the Applied Knowledge Test of the upcoming UK Medical Licensing Assessment. My specialist clinical interest is in cardiovascular pharmacology, in particular the assessment and management of hypertension and cardiovascular risk. 


I am the deputy academic lead for year 5 medicine and the lead for the development and implementation of the year 5 C25 curriculum, due for its first iteration in 2024-2025. We propose to develop a whole year Preparation for Practice module that aims to assist year 5 medical students to develop the necessary practical skills in the various clinical care settings they will require in their subsequent early medical career.

Until this academic year I have been the academic lead for clinical science and practice for the QUB UG medical curriculum, leading the integration of clinical sciences and clinical reasoning throughout the C25 curriculum. I am the deputy academic lead for year 1 and 2 assessments coordinating alignment of the C25 curriculum with our synoptic and progress test assessments. I am the co-lead of a year 2 unit in medicine (MED2022) focused on gastroenterology, endocrinology, renal and reproductive medicine which introduces medical students to these key systems in a case based format supported by lectures, practicals and tutorials. I am the co-lead for the QUB dental pharmacology module (DEN2026) which provides the key pharmacology and therapeutic skills recommended by the GDC in a lecture and tutorial based format.

I am proud to say I have won the Wade undergraduate medicine teacher prize in 2014 and 2020, this prize is awarded based on student voting.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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