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) and Training the Trainers course.
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
Dr Shakila Thangaratinam - Clinical Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
and Clinical Epidemiology/ Project Director
Theo Arvanitis - Senior lecturer, Department of Electronic, Electrical
Mr Harry Gee - Consultant Obstetrician / Director of West Midlands
Postgraduate School of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gemma Barnfield - Project administrator
Mr Olanrewaju Sorinola - Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
/ Hon. Associate Professor, University of Warwick
The Education Resource Centre - The Birmingham Women’s
Health care NHS Trust
Metchley Park Road
The University Of Birmingham