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Friday 8 June 2018
HIIRO providing on-the-job training for Queensland Students
HIIRO’s Clinical Research and Governance Team welcomed their first student placement on Monday 19 February 2018. Seungeun Lee, a fourth year Bachelor of Pharmacy student from The University of Queensland’s School of Pharmacy, spent four weeks working on a number of projects focusing on the quality use of medicines.
Seungeun has reviewed 10 anti-microbial research projects from the Australian Research Ethics Database (AuRED) by contacting the researchers to ascertain if there have been any research outputs from the QUM project (journal articles, posters or oral presentations). Her project continues to ask if that research output recommended a change in practice based on the outcomes/conclusions of the research and if so, has this change been implemented. This review aims to shine a light on the outcomes of Queensland Health approved research.
While with HIIRO, Seungeun had the opportunity to spend time at two major Queensland Health hospitals with two days each at the Gold Coast University Hospital and the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, to gain an understanding of how those facilities conduct and manage clinical research. She has also gained an insight into the ethics and governance processes that make up an integral and essential part of clinical research approval as well as spending some time with a clinical trial unit to see how the a research unit operates.
HIIRO has also recently hosted three students from The University of Queensland’s Faculty of Business, Economics and Law on short-term placements and looks forward to welcoming more into the team throughout 2018.