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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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02/04/2020

Blog: Working from home as a laboratory research scientist

Blog: Working from home as a laboratory research scientist
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During this period of uncertaintity, we spoke to some of our researchers in a series of blog posts to find out what it's like to be a scientist and working from home.
Date:
02/04/2020
Categories:
Dubai Campus, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

New video helps Asian rheumatology patients stay safe from COVID-19

New video helps Asian rheumatology patients stay safe from COVID-19
Description
Experts have joined the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society in reaching out to Asian people living with inflammatory forms of arthritis with information on how to keep safe from coronavirus.
Date:
02/04/2020
Categories:
Dubai Campus, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
01/04/2020

Not-for-profit team launch radio station for COVID-19 updates

Not-for-profit team launch radio station for COVID-19 updates
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Dr Dean Kavanagh, Research Fellow from the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, has joined together with three colleagues to launch a dedicated digital radio station, Health Information Radio.
Date:
01/04/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Birmingham medical students support NHS workers

Birmingham medical students support NHS workers
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A team of medical students have joined forces to create Helping Hands to support NHS workers in the West Midlands with childcare provisions during the coronavirus crisis.
Date:
01/04/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
31/03/2020

New study finds how gamma delta T cells recognise target cells

New study finds how gamma delta T cells recognise target cells
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New research from the Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy has found how an important class of immune cells, gamma delta T cells (γδ T cells), is able to recognise target cells.
Date:
31/03/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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