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This project will require the student to examine Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test (RAVLT) profiles. The RAVLT is one of the most common...
Supervisor: Dr Marina Downing

Background: Our group is involved in an Australia-wide program (www.kidgen.org.au) which aims to identify novel causative genes in patients with...

Characterising novel virulence mechanisms in the emerging hospital-acquired pathogen; Acinetobacter baumannii (A/Professor John Boyce, Dr Faye...

Background: Over 400,000 Australians are affected by diabetic kidney disease. Current clinical therapies only delay the progression to end stage...

This project involves using a large, longitudinal administrative database to understand the characteristics of individuals using a large home-based...
Supervisor: Dr Judy Lowthian

It is now well-established that the cancer stroma, including cancer-associated fibroblasts, plays a major role in development and progression of this...
Supervisor: Professor Roger Daly

The gastrointestinal microbiota, mediated by complex interactions between the patient’s immune system and environment, is now associated with...
Supervisor: Dr Sam Forster

CHEK2 is an established breast cancer predisposition gene. Pathogenic variants in CHEK2 are associated with a 3-fold increased risk of breast cancer...

A collaborative effort between Supportive and Palliative Care, Complex Care, General Medicine and Nephrology, the Supportive Chronic Conditions...

Chronic pain is a major global health burden, affecting nearly 20% of the Australian population. This debilitating condition results in...
Supervisor: Dr Wendy Imlach

Chronic pain in older adults is common and has a significant impact on physical and psychological function and quality of life. Despite this, it is...

The majority of chronic pain management occurs in the primary care setting. In rural areas, there are often limited professional development...
Supervisor: Dr Eleanor Mitchell

The biological clock regulates the near-24h rhythm of sleep, alertness, and other cognitive abilities. During the waking day, just prior to the...

Heart failure (HF) represents a major health and economic burden with high hospital admission rates despite significant advances in treatment and...

There is variation in coding of stroke admissions in the administrative data compared with the Australian Stroke Clinical Registry clinician-assigned...

Clinical application of intra-operative Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy for the Diagnosis of Giant Cell Arteritis: A Prospective study

The discovery that Rett syndrome a neurodevelopmental disorder is caused by mutations that affect the methyl-CpG-binding protein MeCP2 provided a...
Supervisor: Professor Sam El-Osta

Monash University and Monash Health are world leaders in the causes and treatment of ANCA-associated vasculitis, and autoimmune disease that can...

This project aims to develop a greater understanding of clinical reasoning in the paramedic context. It will explore the elements of clinical...
Supervisor: Dr Linda Ross

Recent literature highlights widespread concern that the clinical skills of junior medical staff do not continue to develop in the early years after...

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