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The RAE 2008 results place the University's Primary Care researchers as some of the top in the UK. With a world-class research programme focusing on the impact of major diseases among the population, our researchers also have significant expertise in smoking cessation, clinical decision-making, exercise and how ethnicity affects health
Primary Care Clinical Sciences at Birmingham is one of the largest centres for academic primary care in the UK and has a very substantial teaching role.
Primary care research focuses upon three main clinical areas:
* Cardiovascular disease
* Cancer and chronic disease
* Behavioural medicine and mental health research
These are supported by cross-cutting methodology expertise in health services research, research on health related quality of life, trials methodology, and qualitative research. In addition, we have a strong cross-cutting theme on ethnicity and health. The Department has invested in and supports its research programme through the Primary Care Clinical Research and Trials Unit (PCCRTU) and large Primary Care Research Network (MidReC).
Primary Care is a major research strength within the College of Medical and Dental Sciences, as evidenced by the fact 65% of our 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) submission in this area was considered internationally excellent or world leading, including 35% of world leading quality. The RAE 2008 results place the University's primary care researchers as amongst the top in the UK.
Our research crosses all stages of the translational spectrum, from early stage studies through to implementation research and service delivery research. We do research on devices, pharmacological, psychological, and organisational interventions to improve health.
Key facts Type of Course: Doctoral research
Duration: PhD 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time; MPhil 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Start date: Research degrees may start at any time of the year, though for most this will be September 2011
Research interests of staff
* Behavioural medicine in the field of tobacco control and addictions Contact: Dr Paul Aveyard
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 8529
* Behavioural medicine in treatment of obesity Contact: Dr Paul Aveyard
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 8529
* Quality of life. Contact: Dr Melanie Calvert
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 8595
* Behavioural medicine: effects of exercise in clinical populations and community groups. Contact: Dr Amanda Daley
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 3762
* Cardiovascular trials; anti-coagulation in primary care; near patient testing; asthma; decision-making. Contact: Professor David Fitzmaurice
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 7420
* Clinical trials; modelling. Contact: Professor Nick Freemantle
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 7943
* Health inequalities, including ethnicity; prescribing; evidence-based practice. Contact: Dr Paramjit Gill
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 3758
* Complementary medicine; patient self-management; prescribing. Contact: Dr Sheila Greenfield
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6493
* Cardiovascular disease; new technology assessments; evaluation of screening interventions, and clinical therapeutic trials. Contact: Professor Richard Hobbs
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6764
* Primary care management of cardiovascular disease; hypertension, especially self-monitoring/management; using primary care routine data in research. Contact: Dr Richard McManus
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 2658
* Thyroid disease; evaluation of undergraduate teaching programmes. Contact: Professor Jim Parle
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6420
* Impact of chronic diseases; evaluation of complementary or psychological therapies; irritable bowel syndrome. Contact: Dr Lesley Roberts
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 3356
* The language of spoken and written medical communication; medical education. Contact: Professor John Skelton
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 3767
* Community based mental health Contact: Dr Liz England
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 8584
* Community-based trials and health services research; early diagnosis and screening for cancer Contact: Prof Sue Wilson
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 7397
* Reproductive technology and responsibility, specifically the ethical and philosophical implications of genetic relatedness; ethics and transplantation; ethical decisions at the end of life. Contact: Dr Heather Draper
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6941
* Moral concern and vulnerable groups; ethical issues at the beginning and end of life. Contact: Dr June Jones
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 2532
Ensure your qualifications meet our entry requirements for research degrees
To gain admission to a research degree programme (with the exception of the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Medicine (MD)) an applicant must comply with the following entry requirements:
* Attainment of an Honours degree (normally a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree or equivalent) in a relevant subject awarded by an approved university, or
* Attainment of an alternative qualification or qualifications and/or evidence of experience judged by the University as indicative of an applicants potential for research and as satisfactory for the purpose of entry to a research degree programme.
* Admission and registration for a research degree programme may be conditional on satisfactory completion of preliminary study, which may include assessment.
* In some cases you will also need to have completed a Masters degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject.
* Entry onto many programmes is highly competitive, therefore we consider the skills, attributes, motivation and potential for success of an individual when deciding whether to make an offer.
* Specific entry requirements are given for each programme. Any academic and professional qualifications or industrial experience you may have are normally taken into account, and in some cases form an integral part of the entrance requirements. If your qualifications are non-standard or different from the entry requirements stated in the online prospectus, please contact the relevant school or department to discuss whether your application would be considered.
* After we have received your application you may, if you live in the UK, be invited for an interview or to visit us to discuss your application.
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Scholarships and studentships We are able to offer a small amount of paid undergraduate tutoring in medical ethics to full-time research students and local part-time research students; home/EU students should contact the School directly for further information. International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government.
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