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 24 October 2009 | visits 860

University College Cork

Development and validation of health related quality of life questionnaires for celiac patients of all age groups

University College Cork - UCC / Denmark

Closing Date for Applications: 15 November 2009  Contract Type: fixed term whole-time  Job Type: Research Salary: €18,500 up to €21,500 in year 3.

Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Cork University Hospital.

Department of Paediatrics, Odense, Denmark.

Project to start: 1st October 2009

This 3 year PhD programme involves development and validation of health related quality of life questionnaires for celiac patients of all age groups.

Our research group in the Dept. of Paediatrics have a strong track record in developing HRQL instruments. Outcomes research has been key in altering the culture of clinical practice and health care research by changing how we assess the end results of health care services, including clinical and therapeutic interventions, evaluation and health policy. Further, the promotion of evidence-based practice has increased the demand for outcome data. Health Related Quality of Life (HRQL) is a multi-dimensional construct, which evaluates physical, psychological, and social components that may be impacted by a disease or medical condition, from the patient perspective.


Supervision

This project will involve approximately 2 placements in Hans Christian Andersen Children's Hospital in the Odense University Hospital, Denmark.

The supervisory panel consists of:

Dr Audrey DunnGalvin, PhD, Reg.Psychol.Ps.S.I. ,UCC

Professor Steffen Husby, M.D., D.M.Sc.Hans Christian Andersen Children's Hospital Odense University HospitalDenmark


Entry requirements

The successful candidate will have at least 2:1 Honours degree, or an MA or MSc in Psychology, Social Sciences, Public Health, Medicine or a related discipline. Previous experience in SPSS analysis is an advantage, but is not essential.


Please send your CV before the deadline of 15th November to : 

Audrey DunnGalvin PhD, Reg.Psychol.Ps.S.I.,

Clinical Investigations Unit,

Department of Paediatrics and Child Health,

Cork University Hospital.

a.dunngalvin@ucc.ie

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