Delirium is an acute confusion that affects many people after surgery and in intensive care units. Delirium is very unpleasant for patients and their families. We know that people who develop delirium are more likely to go on to develop dementia or die. To date research into delirium has been hampered by the heterogeneity of the populations it affects, it’s precipitants and the forms it takes.
The successful candidate for this project will work with two prominent researchers in the delirium field and an experienced statistician to examine data from two major studies to investigate which sub-types of delirium there are, what causes them, what patients who have them can expect and how we can best treat them.
Candidates should have or expect to obtain a 2:1 or higher Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant biomedical or life sciences subject.
Candidates applying from countries where the first language is not English should produce evidence of their competence through a qualification such as IELTS or TOEFL score.
The minimum recommended score for the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Science is:
• IELTS score of 6.0 with not less than 5.5 in each of the four component elements of listening, reading, speaking and writing taken within the last 2 years;
• TOEFL score of 80+ (internet basted test), taken within the last 2 years, with minimum component scores of; Listening 17, Reading 18, Speaking 20, Writing 17);
• A valid Certificate of Proficiency in English grade A or B;
• A valid Certificate of Advanced English grade A; or
• A first or upper second class honours degree from a university based in the UK, Republic of Ireland or other suitably quality assured location in a country deemed by the UK Border Agency to be majority English speaking.
For a list of English Language qualifications also accepted by the School and University please see the following link: http://www.qub.ac.uk/International/International-students/Applying/English-language-requirements/#English
INTO Queen’s English Language Courses offers both pre-sessional and in-sessional courses in English for academic purposes and study skills. Courses vary in length and full information can be obtained at: https://www.qub.ac.uk/International/International-students/Applying/University-Preparation-Courses/INTOEnglishlanguagecoursesatQueens/
This project will involve working with children and/or adults in ‘Regulated Activity’.
The successful applicant will be required to undertake a criminal history check (Enhanced Disclosure check). The project will be conditional on the successful applicant being issued with a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure Certificate.
*FUNDING CONFIRMED – Department for the Economy (DfE) Award*
Eligibility for both fees (£4,327 for 2019/20, 2020/21 TBC) and maintenance (£15,009 for 2019/20, 2020/21 TBC) depends on the applicants being either an ordinary UK resident or those EU residents who have lived permanently in the UK for the 3 years immediately preceding the start of the studentship.
Non UK residents who hold EU residency may also apply but if successful may receive fees only.
For further details re eligibility criteria (including academic, citizenship and residency criteria) please click on the following link: View Website
Please visit the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Centre for Public Health, website for further details about the Centre:
When applying, please choose 'MEDICINE' as your subject area/School.