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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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17/05/2019

Only 3% of children in England visit dentist before their first birthday, study finds

Only 3% of children in England visit dentist before their first birthday, study finds
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Research led by the University of Birmingham has revealed that just 3% of children in England visited the dentist before their first birthday.
Date:
17/05/2019
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
15/05/2019

Cancer Research UK Birmingham Centre awarded £3.8 million to transform clinical academic training

Cancer Research UK Birmingham Centre awarded £3.8 million to transform clinical academic training
Description
Significant funding of over £3.8 million has been awarded to the Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Birmingham Centre, based at the University of Birmingham, to develop its clinical academic training programme.
Date:
15/05/2019
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
13/05/2019

Research brings personalised medicine to treat leukaemia one step closer

Research brings personalised medicine to treat leukaemia one step closer
Description
Scientists at the University of Birmingham have revealed the roles that different types of gene mutations play in causing blood cancers in a study that was the culmination of a decade's research.
Date:
13/05/2019
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
09/05/2019

University of Birmingham Professor Arri Coomarasamy joins prestigious Academy of Medical Sciences Fellowship

University of Birmingham Professor Arri Coomarasamy joins prestigious Academy of Medical Sciences Fellowship
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The Academy of Medical Sciences has elected University of Birmingham Professor Arri Coomarasamy as one of 50 of the UK's leading figures within biomedical and health sciences to their esteemed Fellowship.
Date:
09/05/2019
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
08/05/2019

Progesterone could increase live births in women with early pregnancy bleeding and a history of miscarriage

Progesterone could increase live births in women with early pregnancy bleeding and a history of miscarriage
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Research led by the University of Birmingham suggests that giving progesterone to pregnant women with early pregnancy bleeding and a history of miscarriage could increase their chances of having a baby.
Date:
08/05/2019
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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