ACT Health Vacation Study Program

The ACT Health Directorate Centre for Health and Medical Research is now accepting student applications for the 2019-2020 ACT Health Vacation Study Program.

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

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

The program provides students with an opportunity to learn and develop valuable research skills, important part in medical sciences training.

Students will be paid a total of $2,500 for the six week placement. This payment will be made as a lump sum after the student has met all reporting requirements to complete the program.

Funding for the 2019-2020 program has been generously provided by:

  • ACT Health Directorate Human Research Ethics Committee
  • Radiation Oncology Private Practice Fund
  • Canberra Hospital Private Practice Fund
  • Canberra Hospital Auxiliary Committee
  • Centre for Health and Medical Research

2019-2020 Projects

Applications are being accepted for the following projects:

 

Project title

Department

1

Inclusion of trans and gender diverse healthcare in the medical school curriculum

Canberra Sexual Health Centre

2

Blood stream infections – reviewing unknown source of infection category

Infection Prevention and Control

3

The effect of implementing the “Ceasing Cpap At standerD criteriA (CICADA)” method of discontinuation of CPAP from premature babies on respiratory outcomes including Chronic Lung Disease (CLD)

Neonatal Unit

4

Measuring quality of death in Canberra health Services 2019

Territory Wide Palliative Care

5

Use of interpreter when obtaining consent

Quality Safety Innovation and Improvement

6

Cancer optimal care pathways

Cancer and Ambulatory Support

7

Value-based healthcare: Success factors to implementation

Centre for Health and Medical Research

8

Genotyping signatures and their correlation with biomarkers in the tumour microenvironment in elderly patients with diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL)

Department of Haematology

9

Healthy gestational weight gain: enablers and barriers

SYNERGY: Nursing and Midwifery Research Centre

10

Clinical audit of current status of CHS regarding national Choosing Wisely Australia recommendations

Quality Safety Innovation and Improvement

11

Outcomes of inpatient sepsis management at Canberra Health Services

Infectious Diseases, Quality Safety Innovation and Improvement

12

Partnerships between end of life care service providers and consumers/carers

Intensive Care Unit

13

Severe respiratory distress syndrome: Generating evidence in Australia and New Zealand

Research Services and Development Unit, Critical Care

14

Outcomes of elderly Medical Emergency Team patients

Research Services and Development Unit, Critical Care

15

Barriers delaying transition to nursing home from hospital

Rehabilitation, Aged and Community Services

16

Determining the economic cost burden of Third Molars in Australia

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

17

Understanding the experience of women with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer shared online

SYNERGY: Nursing and Midwifery Research Centre

18

Support needs of women with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer

SYNERGY: Nursing and Midwifery Research Centre

19

Evaluation of the public health follow up of Salmonella cases in the ACT

Communicable Disease Control Section, Health Protection Service

20 Contribution of medical devices to cross contamination (Standard 3) Healthcare Technology Management
21 Mapping gaps in HIV care Canberra Sexual Health Centre

Student applications

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

2019-2020 Vacation Study Program Student Application Form

Closing date for submissions: COB Friday 1 November 2019 – 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 15 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 on Friday 21 February 2020.

For more information

Direct enquiries to:
Cath Rollinson
Centre for Health and Medical Research
Level 6, Building 10 Canberra Hospital
Tel: (02) 5124 5257
Email:
preclinical.research@act.gov.au

 

Page last updated on: 25 Oct 2019