Towards a biological geriatric assessment

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Number of Honour Places Available
Medicine and Radiology
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr. Camilla Tuttle 0393422635 Personal web page
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Prof. Andrea Maier 0393422635 Personal web page

Project Details

In current geriatric practice, patients are assessed by use of the comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) evaluating the functional, mental and social state of the aged patient using predominantly subjective, not well defined and badly standardized tools. The consequence is that CGAs are not comparable and that the causal mechanisms of the geriatric condition often remain unidentified. The aim is to refine the CGA and define the biological basis of geriatric conditions to eventually introduce a standardized biological geriatric assessment being predictive for relevant outcomes and sensitive and specific for change over time.

Prerequisite: basic lab skills (preferable), basic epidemiological/statistical skills, capacity to work in a multidisciplinary team, passion to unravel the ageing process, enjoying to work with patients.

School Research Themes

Ageing, Cardiometabolic , Musculoskeletal

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

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Medicine and Radiology

Research Group / Unit / Centre


Research Node

Royal Melbourne Hospital

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