Research

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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.

Infographic: £80m new research funding annually. 25% of our publications appear in the top 1-% cited papers globally. £310m current live funding. Over 75% of our publications are developed in collaboration with national and international partners.

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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22/10/2021

Artificial Intelligence project aims to improve standards and development of AI systems

Artificial Intelligence project aims to improve standards and development of AI systems
Description
A new project has been launched in partnership with the University of Birmingham aiming to address racial and ethical health inequalities using artificial intelligence.
Date:
22/10/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

A third of leukaemia patients do not generate any antibody response to two doses of COVID-19 vaccination, study shows

A third of leukaemia patients do not generate any antibody response to two doses of COVID-19 vaccination, study shows
Description
A University of Birmingham-led study has shown that a third of patients with the most common type of leukaemia fail to generate any measurable antibody response following two doses of COVID-19 vaccination.
Date:
22/10/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
21/10/2021

New technique helps researchers understand how acid damages teeth

New technique helps researchers understand how acid damages teeth
Description
The Universities of Birmingham and Surrey have developed a new technique to improve understanding of how acid damages teeth.
Date:
21/10/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
20/10/2021

Study aims to identify best remote support services for domestic violence and abuse survivors in COVID-19 pandemic

Study aims to identify best remote support services for domestic violence and abuse survivors in COVID-19 pandemic
Description
The University of Birmingham is leading a new study to identify best remote support services for domestic violence and abuse survivors in COVID-19 pandemic.
Date:
20/10/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
18/10/2021

Contraceptive pill can reduce type 2 diabetes risk in women with polycystic ovary syndrome, finds study

Contraceptive pill can reduce type 2 diabetes risk in women with polycystic ovary syndrome, finds study
Description
A study led by the University of Birmingham has revealed for the first time that the contraceptive pill can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by over a quarter in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
Date:
18/10/2021
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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