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Neuropathological effects of sub-concussive impacts in Australian football players

Description 
Although there is increasing evidence linking collision sport participation to chronic neurological conditions such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the potential impact of sub-concussive impact exposure on brain pathology is poorly understood. In partnership with amateur Australian football clubs, this study will attempt to provide new insights on the potential neuropathological consequences of sub-concussive impact exposure through analysis of head impact kinetics and novel blood tests.
Essential criteria: 
Minimum entry requirements can be found here: https://www.monash.edu/admissions/entry-requirements/minimum
Keywords 
Concussion, biomarker, mild traumatic brain injury, AFL, MRI, biomechanics, physiology, neuroscience, pathology
School 
Available options 
PhD/Doctorate
Masters by research
Honours
BMedSc(Hons)
Time commitment 
Full-time
Physical location 
Alfred Centre, The Alfred Hospital
Co-supervisors 
Assoc Prof 
Sandy Shultz

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