Novel Ways of Detecting and Managing Chronic Diseases (Chronic Kidney Disease/ Diabetes/Cardiovascular Disease) in Primary Care

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research
Department
Medicine and Radiology
Location
Western Health
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Associate Professor Craig Nelson nelsoncl@unimelb.edu.au Personal web page

Project Details

Funding from the Victorian Department of Health Renal Health Clinical Network and Aboriginal Health has enabled Western Health to pilot a successful early detection program targeting patients at risk of developing kidney disease in the West of Melbourne. We now plan to extend this program to encompass Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease with granted funds from theMacedon Ranges and North Western Melbourne Medicare Local. It is estimated 80% of primary care practices in Australia have Electronic Healthcare Records (EHR) that are compatible with the eHealth tools to be developed. It is a powerful tool enabling monitoring of chronic disease risk, testing and management on large populations at the primary care level. Population Health data will be available on over 100,000 people for analysis and reporting. This would be an excellent experience in bridging the gap between primary care and hospitals and skills gained will include experience in population health and epidemiology.


School Research Themes

Ageing



Research Opportunities

PhD, Masters by Research
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

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Department

Medicine and Radiology

Research Node

Western Health

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