Field:

  • Emergency medicine
  • Infectious disease
  • Paediatrics
  • Trauma and Critical care

Location: Lady Cilento Children's Hospital

Type of student: Volunteer/extra-curricular

Type of work:

  • Chart review
  • Literature review
  • Qualitative methods
  • Secondary data analysis
  • Statistical analysis

Prerequisite skills: RedCap skills are preferable but will be part of orientation

Sepsis (life-threatening infection) remains a leading cause of childhood mortality in Australia and worldwide. A recent WHO resolution endorsed by Australia demands better recognition, diagnosis, and management of sepsis. Diagnosis of sepsis is challenging because children initially have symptoms similar to very common flu-like illness, and delays in treatment increase mortality. The Paediatric Critical Care Research Group (PCCRG) at The University of Queensland is leading studies to improve the understanding and early recognition of sepsis, which are key to improve the outcomes of children with sepsis.

The internationally recognized PCCRG is the leading research group on critically ill children in Australia and New Zealand, and based at the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Lady Cilento Children`s Hospital.

We can offer exciting opportunities for UQ medical students that are keen to get involved in research:
- Temporary (4 to 8 weeks) paid position for data entry
- Voluntary position to participate in sepsis research project, with optional expansion into student project

Time frame: position is immediately available

Supervisor

Associate Professor Luregn Schlapbach

Associate Professor Luregn Schlapbach

Senior Staff Specialist
Lady Cilento Children`s Hospital and Paediatric Critical Care Research Group