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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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24/01/2020

Researchers obtain 'high-definition' view of diabetes-related proteins

Researchers obtain 'high-definition' view of diabetes-related proteins
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Scientists have examined a key receptor for the first time at high resolution – broadening understanding of how it might function, which could lead to improvements in treating conditions such as type 2 diabetes.
Date:
24/01/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
21/01/2020

Clubs and bars must support women by cracking down on sexual aggression

Clubs and bars must support women by cracking down on sexual aggression
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Nightclubs and bars must create a supportive environment that cracks down on unwanted sexual attention and allows women to enjoy their nights out, according to a new study.
Date:
21/01/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
15/01/2020

Experts in Dubai finalise surgical guidelines that will save thousands of lives

Experts in Dubai finalise surgical guidelines that will save thousands of lives
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Research experts gathered medical professionals from around the world in Dubai to finalise international surgical guidelines that will help to save thousands of lives in low and middle income countries.
Date:
15/01/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
13/01/2020

Transformative 3D printing approach established from insight into developmental biology

Transformative 3D printing approach established from insight into developmental biology
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Engineers need to get more creative in their approach to design and additive manufacturing systems by taking inspiration from the way humans grow and develop, say researchers at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
13/01/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
07/01/2020

Interdisciplinary Professorial Fellow to develop links between clinicians and mathematicians

Interdisciplinary Professorial Fellow to develop links between clinicians and mathematicians
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Professor John Terry has joined the University of Birmingham from the University of Exeter, leading the Centre of for Systems Modelling and Quantitative Biomedicine as an Interdisciplinary Professorial Fellow.
Date:
07/01/2020
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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