ACT Health Vacation Study Program

The ACT Health Office of Research is now accepting student applications for the 2018-2019 ACT Health Vacation Study Program.

The ACT Health Vacation Study Program offers students the opportunity at the end of 2nd, 3rd and 4th year, to participate and gain experience in research at ACT Health. Students should be studying one of the following disciplines:

  • Medicine
  • Medical Science
  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Allied Health

The program provides students with an opportunity to learn valuable research skills which is an important part of university study. This program promotes the development of research skills in students which is becoming increasingly important in medical science training.

Students will be paid a total of $2,500 for the six-week placement ($833 per fortnight).

Funding for placements in the 2018-2019 program has been generously provided by:

  • ACT Health Human Research Ethics Committee
  • Radiation Oncology Private Practice Trust Fund
  • Canberra Hospital Private Practice Fund
  • Canberra Hospital Auxiliary Committee

2018-2019 Projects

Applications are being accepted for the following projects:

 

Project Title

Department

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1

Biomechanical outcomes after gluteal tendon repair

Diana Perriman, Paul Smith, Angie Fearon, Wayne Spratford

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2

Febrile Neutropenia Project

Delilah Shelley, Karen Strickland

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3

Impact of ‘singleton’ vs ‘multiple’ birth on neonatal morbidity and neurodevelopmental outcomes: meta-analysis of observation studies

Abdel-Latif Mohamed

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4

Safety and short term outcome of home gavage feeding for premature infants

Abdel-Latif Mohamed

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5

Longitudinal study of children born in the ACT (LSCB-ACT)

Abdel-Latif Mohamed

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6

Development of transfusion information for transfusion

Philip Crispin

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7

Retrospective review of compliance with diagnostic and management guidelines in patients with invasive mould infections in the haematology unit of Canberra Hospital

Karina Kennedy, Kathryn Daveson

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8

Head and neck cancer intervention outcome analysis

Nicola Wardrop

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9

Review Vancomycin resistant Enterococcus (VRE) data of patients in ICU over the past 2 years using the Clostridium difficile definitions with the view to possibly identify a common source

Wendy Beckingham

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10

Characterising morphological changes in the deep posterior neck muscles after whiplash injury – Deep muscles

Diana Perriman, Alexandra Webb

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11

Characterising morphological changes in the deep posterior neck muscles after whiplash injury – Superficial muscles

Diana Perriman, Alexandra Webb

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12

Analysis of novel gain-of-function mutation by Western blot

Matthew Cook

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13

Precision medicine literature review

Matthew Cook

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14

Audit of quality of deaths in the Canberra Hospital

Toni Ashmore

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15

Retrospective study on the association between pre-pregnancy BMI and adverse neonatal outcomes in an Australian obstetric population

Cathy Knight-Agarwal, Rati Jani, Monica Yuri Takito, David Knight

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16

Characterising the gene mutational profile of diffuse large B cell lymphoma patients with high proportions of anergic B cells in the bone marrow

Dipti Talaulikar

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Student applications

To apply for a project, please submit a student application form and your current CV to preclinical.research@act.gov.au

Closing date for submissions:

COB Wednesday 31 October 2018 – Late submissions will not be accepted.

Important notes

  • If you wish to apply for more than one project, please complete a separate student application form for each project.
  • Successful students will be required to submit a satisfactory police check prior to commencing their placement. Police checks must be dated no more than three months prior to submission.
  • Successful students will also be required to complete ACT Health online essential education prior to commencing their placement.
  • Successful students are required to attend a compulsory workshop on Friday 23 November.
  • At the conclusion of the placement, students are required to submit a project report and give a presentation on the project at a compulsory Vacation Study Program event in February 2019.

For more information direct enquiries to:

Cath Rollinson
ACT Health Office of Research
Level 6, Building 10 Canberra Hospital
Tel: (02)
5124 5257
Email: 
preclinical.research@act.gov.au

Page last updated on: 26 Oct 2018