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21/10/2014

University of Birmingham leads Europe with pioneering approach to online learning

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The University of Birmingham will announce today that it has become the first European institution to partner with the US publishing giant Wiley, marking a step-change in the provision of distance and online learning in the UK.
Date:
21/10/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Teaching, Vice Chancellor
17/10/2014

Staff and students countdown to the new Birmingham Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry at Pebble Mill

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Clinical staff and students from the Birmingham Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry have visited the construction site of the new facility to have a 'sneak preview' of the build with a year to go until students begin their studies and clinicians start treating patients at this landmark building.
Date:
17/10/2014
Categories:
Corporate Services, Medical and Dental Sciences, Students, Teaching

Poor quality data is informing the future of our patient care, warns study

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An investigation into how patient outcomes are assessed in clinical trials has revealed a worrying lack of consistency, raising concerns about funding being wasted on the acquisition of poor quality data.
Date:
17/10/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
16/10/2014

University of Birmingham jumps nine places in world research rankings

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The University of Birmingham has risen an impressive nine points in the latest world research rankings, placing it in 112th place among the top 500 global research universities. The Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities 2014, also known as the NTU Ranking, ranked Birmingham ninth overall in the UK.
Date:
16/10/2014
Categories:
International, Research
14/10/2014
08/10/2014

Appointment of leading academic to boost quality of patient care in the Midlands

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Patients in Birmingham will benefit from the appointment of a new Florence Nightingale Foundation Chair in Clinical Nursing and Midwifery Practice Research, who will follow the celebrated social reformer's role in reviewing and developing evidence to deliver the highest quality care to patients.
Date:
08/10/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
30/09/2014

Stubbing out smoking can light up your mental health

Stubbing out smoking can light up your mental health
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Stopping smoking is associated with a significant improvement in mental health, equal to or larger than the effect from a course of anti-depressants, researchers at the University of Birmingham and Oxford have found.
Date:
30/09/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Age no barrier to exercise, new training course shows

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The mince pies and Christmas cake may be a distant memory, but older adults can still beat the post-Christmas bulge, as a new training scheme designed to teach instructors how to run exercise classes for older people kicks off in Birmingham.
Date:
30/09/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Family cooking lessons and fun exercise could be the key to cutting childhood obesity

Description
Organising cooking lessons for parents and children and planning extra exercise classes in school time are some of the activities that have shown promise in preventing obesity in primary school aged children, a University of Birmingham study published today has shown.
Date:
30/09/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Birmingham researchers pioneer revolutionary treatment to reduce disabilities in neonatal twins

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The number of children suffering severe disabilities after treatment for a deadly condition affecting just over 10% of all identical twin pregnancies could be dramatically reduced after University of Birmingham researchers pioneered a new treatment, in collaboration with other experts in Europe, resulting in better outcomes for babies affected.
Date:
30/09/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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