1. Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) and Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQOL)
Validation and standardisation of PRO Measures; clinical application of HRQOL outcome measures; HRQOL of patients with chronic diseases, measurement of health preference (utility); and application of HRQOL outcomes in cost-effectiveness analysis.
2. Medical Education
Undergraduate and postgraduate medical education research taking a combined qualitative and quantitative approach with specific interests in the following areas:
3. Primary Care Services and Health Equity
Evaluation of outcomes and quality of care of primary care through big data analysis and measurement of PRO; effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of new models of chronic disease care, diagnosis and management of common health problems; use of antibiotics; health equity and health for marginalised groups; infectious diseases in primary care; sexual health and HIV; and, impact of COVID-19 on primary care services.
4. Mental Health
Epidemiology, diagnosis and management of common mental health problems; and evaluation of mental health services.
5. Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD)
Observational and genetic epidemiology; trajectory patterns on clinical, treatment and complication profiles among patients; NCD burden on local health service utilisation and health policy; service delivery models for NCD prevention and treatment, risk prediction models for NCD service utilisation and health outcomes (e.g. cardiovascular disease) using big data analysis.
For more information or to express interest to join the research areas, please email the supervisor or the specified contact point in the description. Interested candidates are advised to enclose with your email:
Research postgraduate studies enquiries specific to the department/school’s research should be directed to the Chairman of the Departmental Research Postgraduate Committee:
Professor TP Lam
Information on the research programme, funding support and admission documentations could be referenced online at the Research Postgraduate Admissions website.
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