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Understanding what patients need and want when they engage with health professionals as part of their asthma care

Asthma affects approximately one in nine Australians and is one of the most common conditions treated in General Practice. In January 2018 a new National Strategy for asthma was released by the Department of Health. The strategy identifies a number of key challenges facing patients with asthma and the provision of care for these patients in Australia. The national strategy is underpinned by a whole-of-system approach that has the person with asthma and their caregivers at the centre. There is an opportunity for a student to conduct a research project with the Department of General Practice to address several of the research questions identified in the National Asthma Strategy. Our Research Environment As a research student in the Department of General Practice you will have access to supervision from international and national leaders in primary care research and education in a supportive and collaborative research environment. Research students are linked with a research group working within one of our areas of research excellence and able to draw upon expertise from across the department to support quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research. You will have opportunity to develop primary care research skills and understanding of ethics through workshops and seminars while gaining exposure to a wide variety of primary care research methods and topics through attendance at a weekly Departmental academic seminar series. An active early career research group provides a structure for informal support and learning amongst peers. Visit our website ( to find out more about the opportunities and support for research students in General Practice.
Essential criteria: 
Minimum entry requirements can be found here:
Asthma, General Practice, Patient Experience
School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine » General Practice
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Physical location 
Notting Hill Campus

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