Listed below are the current Projects available for BMedSci students for the year 2017-2018.
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Management of alcohol intoxication in the emergency department
Alcohol is responsible for creating a substantial burden upon emergency departments. This includes alcohol intoxication, alcohol related illness and injuries, masking of other injuries and illness by alcohol use, and the impact of alcohol related antisocial behaviour upon other patients and staff. A number of studies have estimated the proportion of emergency department attendances that are alcohol related, but there has been relatively little research studying how patients with alcohol intoxication are managed. This is becoming increasingly important as alternatives to emergency department attendance, known as Alcohol Intoxication Management Services (AIMS), are being developed. AIMS can provide an alternative to the emergency department for people who have uncomplicated alcohol intoxication and simply need a safe environment until they sober up. The challenge in providing an AIMS lies in differentiating patients with uncomplicated alcohol intoxication from those who need hospital care. This project aims to determine whether and how patients with uncomplicated alcohol intoxication can be identified at presentation to the emergency department.
Categorised under: School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)
Identifying the chromosomal and single gene causes of deafness in children with neurodevelopmental d
Identifying the chromosomal and single gene causes of deafness in children with neurodevelopmental disorders
To study exome and microarray data from the Deciphering Developmental Disorders study to identify known and novel genomic causes of deafness in children with neurodevelopmental syndromes.
Categorised under: Department of Neuroscience
The role of cell adhesion molecule (Cadm) family in the zebrafish retina
The aim of this project is to characterise the Cadm mutant phenotype in the neurons and glia of the zebrafish retina. The student will genotype existing mutants and identify developmental defects in the retina. The student will aim to determine the role of each Cadm (five total) on select cell types and rescue using cell biology techniques.
Categorised under: Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease