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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13/05/2021

NEC Laboratories Europe supports University of Birmingham-based InHANSE's innovative clinical cancer research

NEC Laboratories Europe supports University of Birmingham-based InHANSE's innovative clinical cancer research
Description
NEC Laboratories Europe has announced a donation to the University of Birmingham-based Institute of Head and Neck Studies and Education (InHANSE) to support its future cancer research.
Date:
13/05/2021
12/05/2021

Better treatment for miscarriage patients is more cost effective than current standard NHS treatment, study finds

Better treatment for miscarriage patients is more cost effective than current standard NHS treatment, study finds
Description
A new drug combination is both better at treating miscarriage and more cost effective than current standard NHS treatment, finds a new study
Date:
12/05/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Study launches to investigate immune response to SARS-CoV-2 infection in patients with antibody deficiencies

Study launches to investigate immune response to SARS-CoV-2 infection in patients with antibody deficiencies
Description
A new study aims to explore the immune response to natural COVID-19 infection and vaccination in patients with antibody deficiency.
Date:
12/05/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

University of Birmingham Professor of Biostatistics among 50 outstanding scientists elected to prestigious Academy of Medical Sciences Fellowship

University of Birmingham Professor of Biostatistics among 50 outstanding scientists elected to prestigious Academy of Medical Sciences Fellowship
Description
The University of Birmingham's Professor Jon Deeks is one of 50 prominent biomedical and health scientists to have been elected to the Academy of Medical Science's respected and influential Fellowship.
Date:
12/05/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
11/05/2021

Funding awarded for five new innovative clean air projects

Funding awarded for five new innovative clean air projects
Description
The University of Birmingham-led TRANSITION Clean Air Network today announces it is funding five new research projects aimed at improving air quality by reducing harmful transport emissions.
Date:
11/05/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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