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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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15/09/2020

Experts support maternal health professionals during COVID-19 pandemic

Experts support maternal health professionals during COVID-19 pandemic
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Health professionals around the globe can join a series of online expert workshops aimed at improving the care of pregnant women during the current COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in low- and middle-countries.
Date:
15/09/2020
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Birmingham scientists discover the earliest steps in the development of an immune response

Birmingham scientists discover the earliest steps in the development of an immune response
Description
The process of white blood cells responding to infections begins earlier than previously thought, according to a new study by scientists at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
15/09/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
14/09/2020

Funding boost for AI-based epilepsy monitoring

Funding boost for AI-based epilepsy monitoring
Description
The University of Birmingham's spinout company Neuronostics has received funding to develop its BioEP platform, an AI-based system for faster, more accurate diagnosis of epilepsy and to monitor response to treatment.
Date:
14/09/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
11/09/2020

Behind the mask: Study shows COVID-19 exposure and viral carriage in health care workers

Behind the mask: Study shows COVID-19 exposure and viral carriage in health care workers
Description
2.4% of asymptomatic health care workers at work in Birmingham were carriers of the SARS-CoV-2 virus a new study by the University of Birmingham and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust has found.
Date:
11/09/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
09/09/2020

Patients set to benefit from new guidelines on artificial intelligence health solutions

Patients set to benefit from new guidelines on artificial intelligence health solutions
Description
Patients could benefit from more effective introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) innovations to diagnose and treat disease thanks to the first international standards for reporting of clinical trials for AI.
Date:
09/09/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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