Refining the comprehensive geriatric assessment
- Research Opportunity
- PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
- Number of Honour Places Available
- Medicine and Radiology
- Royal Melbourne Hospital
|Prof. Kwang Lim||Kwang.Lim@mh.org.au||0393422635||Personal web page|
|Prof. Andrea Maierfirstname.lastname@example.org||0393422635||Personal web page|
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.
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PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
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