Use of tools to detect medication related problems in emergency departments

Research Opportunity
Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Number of Honour Places Available
1
Number of Master Places Available
1
Department / Centre
Psychiatry
Location
Austin Health
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Professor Elizabeth Manias emanias@unimelb.edu.au 0450308060 Personal web page
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Simone Taylor simone.taylor@austin.org.au 94964707

Summary This project examines the efficacy of tools that detect medication related problems in their ability to improve clinical outcomes following their use in emergency departments

Project Details

Patients who present to the emergency department often have a number of medications prescribed, and are therefore at major risk of experiencing medication related problems. Patients are at major risk because of the acute nature of their medical condition, the complex nature of their treatments, the chronic illnesses they have, and the medications prescribed. A number of tools have been developed to determine the risk of patients experiencing medication related problems. Little work has been undertaken on analysing the nature of these tools, and of how they work in improving clinical outcomes following their use in emergency departments.



Faculty Research Themes

Cancer, Infection and Immunology, Neuroscience

School Research Themes

Cancer in Medicine, Neuroscience & Psychiatry, Cardiometabolic , Ageing, Musculoskeletal , Integrated Critical Care in Medicine



Research Opportunities

Honours students, 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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Department / Centre

Psychiatry

Research Node

Austin Health

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