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Birmingham Medical School’s focus is on providing an exemplary medical education for its students. We maintain high standards in education through research undertaken into pedagogy and education, constantly refining and improving our curriculum and educational delivery.

Birmingham Medical School, through its education-focused research, has pioneered innovations such as SCRIPT, an innovative eLearning programme designed to encourage safe and effective prescribing and medicines management among newly-qualified doctors and other healthcare professionals. Developed by the University of Birmingham, SCRIPT seeks to eliminate the 8-10% error rate in trainee doctor prescribing estimated to cost the NHS £750 million each year.

We are also exploring how we can better support the healthcare professionals of the future through SHarPS (Student Healthcare Professionals Study), a longitudinal study that follows students from admission to their degree. By tracking their time with us and their future healthcare profession of choice, we are learning more about our students, the guiding principle being that the more we know about our students, the better able we are to support them as they progress through their programme of study.

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World-class research

Your medical education will benefit from the wealth of the College of Medical and Dental Sciences’ world-class research into areas as diverse as genome biology, musculoskeletal ageing and cancer immunology. The Birmingham Medical School is located in the Institute of Clinical Sciences which boasts specialists research across its schools of Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Biomedical Science and Medicine. Due to its unique location within a large research environment, students of Birmingham Medical School benefit from the direct impact of the latest research breakthroughs in their medical education.

Read our latest research news, research which ensures our teaching is at the cutting-edge of knowledge, knowledge which is critical to ensuring the future of medicine and healthcare.

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03/07/2020

Over the counter anti-inflammatory drugs could be damaging the health of runners, new study finds

Over the counter anti-inflammatory drugs could be damaging the health of runners, new study finds
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A new study finds that over the counter anti-inflammatory drugs, commonly used to ease post-exercise aches and injuries, could be damaging the health of recreational runners.
Date:
03/07/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
01/07/2020

High levels of PPE prevented transmission of COVID-19 for frontline healthcare workers in China, new study finds

High levels of PPE prevented transmission of COVID-19 for frontline healthcare workers in China, new study finds
Description
High levels of personal protective equipment provided to frontline healthcare workers in China treating patients with COVID-19, prevented the transmission of the infection, a new international study has found.
Date:
01/07/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

University professor part of team leading national COVID-19 testing effort at UK's first 'Lighthouse Lab'

University professor part of team leading national COVID-19 testing effort at UK's first 'Lighthouse Lab'
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An infectious disease expert from the University of Birmingham is playing a significant part in the fight against COVID-19 as one of the leads at the Government's first flagship COVID-19 testing facility.
Date:
01/07/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Grant awarded for trial into respiratory disease

Grant awarded for trial into respiratory disease
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Researchers have been successful in securing a £650,000 NIHR Health Technology Assessment trial grant to test ambulatory oxygen in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Date:
01/07/2020
30/06/2020

Where we stand with antibody testing for SARS-CoV-2

Where we stand with antibody testing for SARS-CoV-2
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Professor of Immunology and Director of the Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy comments on a recent Cochrane review discussing antibody tests for identification of current and past infection with SARS-CoV-2.
Date:
30/06/2020
Categories:
Dubai Campus, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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