Refining the comprehensive geriatric assessment

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Number of Honour Places Available
1
Department
Medicine and Radiology
Location
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Prof. Kwang Lim Kwang.Lim@mh.org.au 0393422635 Personal web page
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Prof. Andrea Maier andrea.maier@mh.org.au 0393422635 Personal web page

Project Details

The comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) is currently the most important assessment tool of geriatricians to define the functional, mental and social state of geriatric patients, but not well defined. There is an urgent need to refine the CGA to increase the power to predict detrimental outcome and to increase sensitivity and specificity for changes of geriatric conditions over time.

The project is based on multiple existing datatsets and an ongoing observational longitudinal cohort study including very well assessed geriatric outpatient and inpatients. The extensive CGA include data on 1. the functional, 2. mental and 3. social domain of the CGA. Three positions are available (each domain is one project).

Prerequisite: intention to improve epidemiological/statistical skills, intention to write a journal article, good communication and clinical skills, capacity to work in a multidisciplinary team.



Faculty Research Themes

Neuroscience

School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Psychiatry, Cardiometabolic , Musculoskeletal , Ageing



Research Opportunities

PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
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

For further information about this research, please contact a supervisor.

Department

Medicine and Radiology

Research Group / Unit / Centre

@AgeMelbourne

Research Node

Royal Melbourne Hospital

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