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Swansea University is offering an exceptional opportunity for a fully funded PhD scholarship in the field of Health Science. This innovative project aims to address a global health challenge by enhancing health outcomes in low-resource and remote settings.
The focus of the research is on advancing the utilization of Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) technology, which has the potential to revolutionize early care pathways in community and primary care settings. Despite its potential, POCUS is not yet widely implemented, and there are critical gaps in understanding its contextual impacts on outcomes.
This project seeks to bridge these gaps and explore the integration of novel technologies such as artificial intelligence and assisted reality to overcome challenges in safe and effective provision of POCUS by non-specialist care practitioners.
Fees: Full tuition waiver + £18,622
Deadline: 6 September 2023
The successful candidate will collaborate closely with existing partners from industry and NHS Wales, including Bloom Standard, Swansea Bay, and Cardiff & Vale University Health Boards. Additionally, the project will foster collaborative relationships with international partners to leverage expertise and insights from various perspectives.
The selected student will become an integral part of a robust interdisciplinary team, benefitting from the guidance of supervisors who actively contribute to project delivery. The student will also be immersed in the broader cardiovascular-focused research themes within the Faculty and will participate in the Postgraduate Research (PGR) program to enhance their academic development.
- Prospective applicants should possess a minimum of a 2.1 level undergraduate degree and a master’s degree.
- Candidates with a UK first-class honors degree (or its non-UK equivalent as per Swansea University’s criteria) without a master’s degree will be evaluated on an individual basis.
- For candidates whose first language is not English, an IELTS score of 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in each component) or an equivalent Swansea-recognized proficiency is required.
- Funding for this scholarship is limited to applicants eligible for UK tuition fee rates as per UKCISA regulations.
- The scholarship encompasses full coverage of UK tuition fees along with an annual stipend of £18,622.
- Additional funds for research-related expenses will also be provided to support the student’s comprehensive engagement in the project.
Interested candidates should submit their applications online, indicating the following details:
Course Choice: Health Science / PhD / Full-time / 3 Year / October
Start Year: 2023
Funding Section (Page 8):
‘Are you funding your studies yourself?’ – Select ‘No’
‘Name of Individual or Organization providing funds for study’ – Enter ‘RS423 – Novel Ultrasound Technology’
Applicants must ensure accurate inclusion of the specified information, as applications lacking these details will not be considered for the scholarship award. It is important to note that each applicant can apply for only one Swansea University-led research scholarship award to ensure fair consideration.
For more information and to apply, please visit the official website at Swansea University
Swansea University’s fully funded PhD scholarship in Health Science offers a remarkable opportunity for dedicated researchers to contribute to addressing a significant global health challenge.
By exploring the integration of novel technologies with Point-of-Care Ultrasound, this project aims to pave the way for enhanced health outcomes in low-resource and remote settings.
If you meet the eligibility criteria and are driven to make a positive impact in healthcare, we encourage you to apply and be a part of this transformative research journey.