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PhD Studentship: The Impact of the Current Delivery Models of Care for Older Patients at Christchurch Day Hospital

Bournemouth University - Faculty of Health & Social Sciences

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Bournemouth
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: £15,225 maintenance grant per annum
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 13th March 2020
Closes: 11th May 2020

Lead Supervisor name: Michele Board

This is a unique opportunity to be part of a growing research portfolio at Christchurch Day Hospital where a highly skilled multidisciplinary team manage the complex health related problems in older people. Within the geographical area of Christchurch Day Hospital (DH) 31.4% of the population is aged over 65 years; as such the patients that present to the service invariably have complex needs associated with multi morbidity. Indeed Dorset has the nation’s highest proportion of older people; this positions our local ageing community as the best to undertake this research and specifically Christchurch DH, one of the few services of its kind in the country. Approaches to manage care at the DH include balance exercises, gait re-education, cognitive assessments, reviews of functional safety/independence, blood pressure monitoring and continence management all of which enable a holistic assessment of the patient. Research is needed to understand the current care models at the DH to inform the design of future interventions to improve care.

What does the funded studentship include?

Funded candidates will receive a maintenance grant of £15,225 per annum (unless otherwise specified), to cover their living expenses and have their fees waived for 36 months. In addition, research costs, including field work and conference attendance, will be met.

Funded Studentships are open to both UK/EU and International students unless otherwise specified.

Eligibility criteria

Candidates for a PhD Studentship should demonstrate outstanding qualities and be motivated to complete a PhD in 4 years and must demonstrate:

  • Outstanding academic potential as measured normally by either a 1st class honours degree (or equivalent Grade Point Average (GPA) or a Master’s degree with distinction or equivalent
  • An IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 minimum (with a minimum 6.0 in each component, or equivalent) for candidates for whom English is not their first language and this must be evidenced at point of application.

Add in any specific entry requirements Additional Eligibility: Ideally registration with (or, for international candidates, ability to register with) the Nursing and Midwifery Council, Health and Care Professions Council, or General Medical Council.

In addition to satisfying basic entry criteria, BU will look closely at the qualities, skills and background of each candidate and what they can bring to their chosen research project in order to ensure successful and timely completion.

Closing date: The first call for applications will close on 11 May 2020.

For further information on how to apply click the ‘Apply’ button below or email

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