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The University of Birmingham is a leading research university and is one of the few Jean Monet European centres of excellence by the European Commission, in recognition of interdisciplinary expertise in European Affairs.

The University has over 9,000 new students every year and one of the widest ranges of courses of any UK institution, with nearly 500 undergraduate programmes, and more than 320 postgraduate taught programmes. The University also attracts a diverse academic community, which includes over 4,000 international students from 150 countries.  

The Birmingham Women's HealthCare NHS Trust is one of only two Trusts in the United Kingdom offering specialist care to women. The Education Resource Centre based within the hospital provides dedicated multi-disciplinary educational and training facilities.

Birmingham University and the Education Resource Centre at Birmingham Women’s Hospital have run a large number of European and International projects in the past.

The NHS funded Birmingham University/The Women’s Hospital to provide a two-year critical appraisal skills programme for doctors. This consists of one-day workshops in teaching the principles of Evidence- based medicine (EBM). This programme has been running successfully for over two years.

The Education Resource Centre received funding from the European Social Fund to train medical technology companies and individuals working in the health and care sector in EBM. This project ended in December 2005 and successfully trained 215 individuals working in allied, complementary and alternative health care fields.

The University was also the lead in an EU-Asia ICT project entitled e-Health and Learning, which ended in June 2000 and was so successful that further funding was granted from 2004 – 2005.


Staff working on the project:

Professor Khalid Khan | Professor of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Clinical Epidemiology

Julie Hadley | EBM project teacher and research manager/ Project Director

Theo Arvanitis | Senior lecturer, Department of Electronic, Electrical & Computer

Denise Hardy | Project administrator



The Education Resource Centre
The Birmingham Women’s Health care NHS Trust
Metchley Park Road
B15 2TG
United Kingdom

The University Of Birmingham
B15 2TT
United Kingdom



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