The health and cost burden of heart failure and irregular heartbeat
The prevalence of both heart failure and atrial fibrillation in the general population is increasing through advances in medical care and people living longer. In the future, our focus will shift to the management of symptoms and daily quality of life as the primary outcomes.Tom Briffa, Associate Professor, School of Population and Global Health
Research team leader:
Associate Professor Tom Briffa
Associate Professor Tom Briffa has spent more than a quarter of a century looking at trends and models of care in cardiovascular disease treatment and management in Australia.
Professor Briffa specialises in researching ways to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease and, through this research, has become a founding member of state, national and international associations for cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention.
The PhD student will investigate the health and cost burden of frequent hospital admissions for heart failure and irregular heartbeat, working with the project team to develop a doctoral project that suits both them and the overarching aims of the project.
This will involve:
- mapping the trends in hospital admissions for heart failure and irregular heartbeat
- examining the reasons for frequent hospitalisations with these conditions
- estimating the cost for different health outcomes and pathways
Once you have ensured you meet the eligibility criteria and are ready to discuss a proposal, contact Associate Professor Tom Briffa.
The application process and general UWA PhD entrance requirements can be found on the Future Students website.
PhD students are required to have quantitative skills or experience in analysing large datasets, or a willingness to undergo additional training in this area.
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