Research Division

Clinical Sciences

Treatment Decisions- reflected in the research efforts of members of the disciplines of Primary Medical Care, Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Public Health. It includes research into therapeutic aspects of the doctor/patient or therapist/client relationship and clinical decision-making; cost-effectiveness and pragmatic trials of treatment strategies; and qualitative research with professionals and their patients/clients to explore the underlying processes. It is informed by, and in turn informs Health Psychology theory, and some of the research studies underway in this area benefit from collaboration with members of the School of Psychology.

The main foci within this theme are the determinants of outcome in cancer, the prevention and management of renal failure, occupational causes of musculo-skeletal disorders, and chemical hazards in the workplace.

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