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