Our Discipline is very supportive of postgraduate students and higher research degrees are offered on a full or part-time basis to accomodate clinical practice.
Here is what Dr Geoff Spurling, one of our current PhD students has to say about his experience in DGP:
"DGP has been very generous in providing me with the resources to get my thesis off the ground. After a year in, I felt like a blind man flailing about in a room trying to find the boundaries. My DGP supervisors have helped me find the edges.
Primary care research may not have the charisma of laboratory-based research but I think this thesis has the potential to benefit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the community where I work as a clinician and it wouldn't have been possible without DGP."
For more information regarding research conducted within our research streams, please click on the links below or download our brochure. To look at what current research by higher degree students affiliated with The Discipline of General Practice are doing, please click here.
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We have two flagship Centres of Research Excellence (CRE) that focuses on health service delivery research, namely the APHCRI CRE in Primary Health Care Microsystems and the NHMRC CRE in Improving Quality and Safety in Integrated Primary Care.
We are committed to contributing to the evidence base that informs daily practice and have particular expertise in N-of-1 Trials, Quality Use of Medicines, Antibiotic Resistance, Maternal and Infant Care, Doctors' Health & Systematic Reviews.
As many of our patients from special interest populations have complex health care needs, our research focuses on Indigenous Health, Palliative Care, Aged Care, Refugee and Migrant Health.
Teaching is an important aspect of general practice and we have been pivotal in developing a number of packages to support primary care education. We are also dedicated to improving medical education throughout all stages of a medical student's career.
Click here for further details on the application process and more information on studying a higher research degree at the University of Queensland.
If you are interested in pursuing a higher research degree in the Discipline of General Practice, please email our DGP Administrator who can help direct you to a potential supervisor within your area of interest.