University of St. Andrews (Postgraduate Medical Degrees) Act 2002

JurisdictionScotland
Citation2002 asp 15


University of St. Andrews (PostgraduateMedical Degrees) Act 2002

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The Bill for this Act of the Scottish Parliament was passed by the Parliament on26th June 2002and received Royal Assent on30th July 2002

An Act of the Scottish Parliament to permit the University of St. Andrews to grant postgraduate research degrees in medicine to qualified medical practitioners.

S-1 Power to grant postgraduate research degrees in medicine

1 Power to grant postgraduate research degrees in medicine

(1) The University of St. Andrews may hold examinations and award degrees for research in medicine by persons to whom this section applies, notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph 17 of Schedule 6 to the Universities (Scotland) Act 1966 (c.13) (abolition of qualifying examinations and degrees in medicine etc. in the University of St. Andrews).

(2) This section applies to persons who—

(a) are registered, or are entitled to be registered, under section 3 of the Medical Act 1983 (c.54) as fully registered medical practitioners;

(b) are registered, or in the opinion of the University of St. Andrews, the General Medical Council would direct that they be registered, under section 19 of that Act as fully registered medical practitioners; or

(c) are registered under section 22 of that Act as medical practitioners with limited registration.

S-2 Short title

2 Short title

This Act may be cited as theUniversity of St. Andrews (Postgraduate Medical Degrees) Act 2002.

EXPLANATORY NOTES

INTRODUCTION

1. These Explanatory Notes have been prepared by the Non-Executive Bills Unit on behalf of Iain Smith, the member in charge of the University of St. Andrews (Postgraduate Medical Degrees) Bill. They have been prepared in order to assist the reader of the Act. They do not form part of the Act and have not been endorsed by the Parliament.

2. The Notes should be read in conjunction with the Act. They are not, and are not meant to be, a comprehensive description of the Act. So where a section or schedule, or a part of a section or schedule, does not seem to require any explanation or comment, none is given.

SUMMARY OF AND BACKGROUND TO THE ACT

3. This Act reinstates the right of the University of St. Andrews (the University) to award postgraduate degrees for research in medicine.

4. This Act partially dis-applies paragraph 17 of Schedule 6 to the Universities (Scotland) Act 1966 (c.13) (‘the 1966 Act’) which prevents the University from holding examinations in medicine and granting medical degrees.

5. The 1966 Act reconstituted the ancient Universities of Scotland and separated Queen's College in Dundee from the University of St. Andrews to form the University of Dundee. The University could no longer offer medical degrees as there was no teaching hospital in the St. Andrews area and the clinical part of the medical degree offered at the University was moved to the new University of Dundee. As a consequence of the establishment of the University of Dundee, the 1966 Act removed the University's right to grant medical...

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