Fully funded PhD studentship The impact of current peri-operative care on outcomes for patients with hip fracture

The above studentship is available, supervised by Dr Iain Moppett (http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/scs/divisions/anaesthesiaintensivecare/people/iain.moppett) to work with data collected prospectively both locally in Nottingham and from a national database.  The aim is to explore whether:

  • There are robust associations between peri-operative care and outcome in hip fracture in contemporary clinical practice?
  • It is possible to reliably define and collect relevant post-operative morbidity in patients with hip fracture?

Previous work has identified pre-admission factors which influence outcome following hip fracture in the elderly. This work is to take this further to aid our understanding of how anaesthetic and peri-operative care may modify these outcomes.

Further details can be obtained directly by contacting Dr Iain Moppett (iain.moppett@nottingham.ac.uk).

This project will involve statistical analysis of local and national databases as well as working with healthcare professionals to develop and validate tools for classifying complications following surgery.

Students should have (or be expected to obtain) a first or upper second class BSc honours degree in a relevant subject: Life Sciences; Statistics (Healthcare).

Due to funding restrictions this studentship is only available to UK and/or EU nationals. The studentship pays fees at the H/EU rate and a maintenance stipend (currently £13,590) which will rise in line with minimum Research Council rates.

This studentship is available from October 2013.

To apply, please submit a covering letter and CV, with the name, address and full contact details including email contact of three referees to Iain Moppett (iain.moppett@nottingham.ac.uk), via the ‘Apply’ button below.

Please quote ref. RB23M8.

This studentship will remain open until filled.

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