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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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19/11/2019

MedTech worth £1.6 billion to Midlands' economy according to new report

MedTech worth £1.6 billion to Midlands' economy according to new report
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A recent report has highlighted the vital importance of the Medical Technologies (MedTech) sector to the Midlands' economy.
Date:
19/11/2019
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Researchers discover new target recognised by T cells involved in gut immunosurveillance

Researchers discover new target recognised by T cells involved in gut immunosurveillance
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Researchers in the University of Birmingham's Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy have discovered a new target recognised by local T-cells involved in immunosurveillance in the gut.
Date:
19/11/2019
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
18/11/2019

Birmingham professor receives the J Moulton Award from the British Medical Association

Birmingham professor receives the J Moulton Award from the British Medical Association
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The J Moulton Award was awarded in recognition of Professor Nicholas Barnes' work on neuroinflammation relevant to psychiatric disorders and was joint with Dr Golam Khandaker.
Date:
18/11/2019
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
15/11/2019

Old Joe to turn blue to mark World Antibiotic Awareness Week

Old Joe to turn blue to mark World Antibiotic Awareness Week
Description
The face of the University of Birmingham's 'Old Joe' Clock tower will be lit blue to shine a light on the work scientists are doing to discover new ways to prevent and treat drug-resistant bacterial infections.
Date:
15/11/2019
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
13/11/2019

Birmingham experts join Indian medics to counter surgical infection threat

Birmingham experts join Indian medics to counter surgical infection threat
Description
University of Birmingham experts joined medical professionals in India to lead work in improving care for surgical patients.
Date:
13/11/2019
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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