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A golden approach to nanomedicine: gold-polymer hybrid nanoparticles

Gold, a precious metal, is also highly valued for the production of highly functional nanoparticles.Gold nanoparticles interact with light and microwaves to generate heat and light, which can be used in nanomedicine for therapy or imaging.This project will look at developing polymer-gold hybrid nanoparticles to improve disease delivery and therapy. This project involves:polymer synthesismaterials formulationcharacterisation.

Study level
Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Chemistry and Physics
Research centre(s)
Centre for Materials Science

How do households dispose of medication?

It is likely that every household would have some surplus medicines that are no longer required by the person who originally took them. Some countries have schemes for return of medicines for appropriate disposal while others do not. Inappropriate disposal of medicines can lead to environmental pollution or if stored, may lead to incorrect dispensing to other family members or friends.This project aims to review the available literature on disposal of medicines from households. This includes searching for literature on …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Public Health and Social Work

Fit for purpose pedagogies in paramedic education

Compared with other health fields, paramedic studies is a relatively new field of scholarship that critically examines issues pertaining to the dynamic interplay between paramedic education, professional practice and diverse facets of culture and society. The emergence of paramedic studies as an academic discipline has been swift and extensive to a certain extent. As a salient, still evolving regulated profession, its focal concern is the deployment of accredited paramedicine educational programs and concomitant essential curriculum requirements, underpinned by professional standards …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Clinical Sciences

Are police detention powers under Mental Health Acts justified in the emergency medicine context?

Police in Australian states and territories have powers under Mental Health Acts to detain and transport people that, in their opinion, might have a mental illness and potentially pose a risk to themselves or others.These powers see thousands of people detained, transported to hospital and often sedated and/or restrained without consent each year.The majority are discharged home and are placed on an involuntary treatment order. A subset of people is subjected to detention and transport on multiple occasions.Research questions include:What …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Law
Research centre(s)

Australian Centre for Health Law Research

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