The School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine plays a major role in the research and teaching carried out by the College of Medical and Dental Sciences and brings together extensive expertise in a wide-ranging field of biomedical sciences with an integrated clinical and basic science portfolio, associating excellence in research, education and clinical leadership.
Research in basic and clinical sciences in these areas is fully integrated in the School, which offers state-of-the-art facilities, including the Institute of Biomedical Research and the Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility .
The School also has significant links with major NHS Trusts in the region including University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (with the new Queen Elizabeth Hospital opened in June 2010 adjacent to the College, a 1200 bed, £50+ million initiative, representing a major opportunity for clinical translation of basic science research), and within a number of other NHS Trusts, including Birmingham Children's Hospital, Birmingham Women's Hospital, the Heart of England, Sandwell and West Birmingham and the Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Trusts, ensuring that our research, practice and strategy are well linked with all of our neighbouring NHS Trusts.
Teaching takes advantage of the range of research expertise available to deliver the highest standard of instruction to both undergraduates and to postgraduates. Postgraduate qualifications are available in the form of MPhil/PhD by research, MD by research and taught Masters (MSc). New Pharmacy education programmes include a DPharm for registered pharmacists who are experienced practitioners and a recently established MPharm course.
The School is host to four Research Centres: