Small vessel disease as a marker for poorly controlled hypertension

Research Opportunity
Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Number of Honour Places Available
Medicine and Radiology
Northern Health
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Prof Judy Savige 8344 3260
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
A/Prof Deb Colville 8344 3260

Project Details

This project involves taking retinal photographs in patients with hypertension relating any small vessel disease in the retina blood pressure control. This study is to investigate whether retinal photographs might be useful in predicting blood pressure control.

This project involves patient contact, blood pressure measurements, learning how to take retinal photographs and how to interpret retinal abnormalities.  Students will recruit patients from the wards with renal failure or diabetes and test the effect of antihypertensive tablets. You will help the patient fill out a questionnaire and also take their blood pressure and retinal photographs, and then review the photographs under the supervision of an ophthalmologist. In addition the retinal photos will be graded elsewhere for the vessel diameters to be measured precisely. The analysis includes univariate and multivariate statistics and backwards linear regression (we will help you with the statistics).

School Research Themes


Research Opportunities

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

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Medicine and Radiology

Research Node

Northern Health

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