|Location:||Kingston upon Hull|
|Funding for:||UK Students|
|Funding amount:||£18,622 - please see advert|
|Placed On:||20th November 2023|
|Closes:||15th February 2024|
Impaired wound perfusion is a risk factor for delayed wound healing and Surgical Site Infection (SSI). Currently assessment of wound perfusion is a complex clinical skill, which requires specific training and impacts on the clinical decision making process. Technology to automatically assess wound perfusion has been recently introduced. However, NICE (DG52 May 2023) have found there was insufficient evidence to recommend automated perfusion assessment in clinical practice and recommended further research.
This interdisciplinary project will involve working collaboratively with the Academic Vascular Surgical Unit (AVSU) and the University’s Centre of Excellence for Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and Modelling (DAIM), to evaluate the acceptability and diagnostic accuracy of automated wound perfusion assessment across diverse vascular patient groups, including those with diabetes, peripheral arterial disease, and venous disease.
The findings will be instrumental in enhancing the toolkit available to healthcare providers, facilitating informed clinical decisions and impacting the timeliness, outcomes, and cost-effectiveness of automated perfusion assessment.
By undertaking this PhD, the candidate will play an instrumental role in laying the foundation for revolutionary advancements in assessment and diagnostic processes.
For informal enquires please contact:
Vascular Research Manager - Judith Long: Judith.firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants should have a minimum 2:1 degree in a related subject. A taught MSc or Masters by Research in a relevant subject would be an advantage.
For more details on our entry requirements please visit the postgraduate admissions webpage.
This scholarship is available for full-time and part-time study.
This opportunity comes with a Home fee waiver only, which will not cover the full International fee. You will therefore need to pay the difference between the Home fee and the International fee and will need to provide evidence that you have sufficient funds to cover this.
How to apply
You will need to supply a personal statement when applying for this scholarship position. Find out more about writing a personal statement.
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