Due to a generous donation from Mrs Brenda White and contribution from the Tasmanian School of Medicine, this scholarship is available to a student undertaking an Honours project in the School of Medicine. Preference is for a student wishing to study macular degeneration which involves either increasing understanding of the causes of macular degeneration or managing the care of people affected by the disease.
Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in Australia. About 800,000 Australians have some sign of macular degeneration. The advent of anti VEGF drugs have revolutionised the management of wet Macular Degeneration. Whilst these drugs are useful for treating a wide range of macular disorders, there are many unanswered questions as far as the optimal treatment patterns and outcomes are concerned.
Available to a student commencing an Honours research program in the School of Medicine in Semester 1, 2020 in any area of medical research. Preference will be given to a student who is conducting research in Macular Degeneration. Selection will be based on exceptional academic achievement.
To retain this award, recipients are required to achieve a minimum Pass result in all units studied each semester.
31 January 2020
Applicants should apply online and forward a copy of the referee's report to two referees. All potential honours students should make contact with the Honours Coordinator in their discipline to discuss interests and options.