Honours at Nepean

The Sydney Medical School Nepean has a variety of research projects in a number of disciplines available to Medical Program students seeking to undertake MBBS (Honours). Opportunities for PhD and Masters research projects also exist. Projects can be individually tailored to suit the needs and interests of each candidate. Opportunities for laboratory based and or clinically based projects are available. Full training in all laboratory techniques required will be provided, and may include isolation of primary cells, cell culture, ELISAs, DNA isolation, PCR, SDS-PAGE/Western blotting, immunocytochemistry, flow cytometry and sample collection. Projects are available in the following disciplines with more detail in the Research pamphlet linked in the feature pane.

  • Addiction Medicine: -Gastroenterological impacts of addiction particularly alcohol/addiction pharmacotherapies/hepatitis C genetics, burden of disease and innovations for screening and, treatment
  • Cardiology: Inflammation in heart failure
  • Critical Care: Sepsis, Intensive Care Echocardiography, Biomarkers, Neurotrauma
  • Dermatology: Purinergic signalling in contact dermatitis
  • Endocrinology: Thyroid and Orbital Auto Immunity / Real-Time Thyroid Ultrasonography / T cell Immunology / Genetics of Graves’ Disease
  • Geriatrics: Aging Bone Research Program.
  • GP/Health Communication: Determining the types of acronyms used in discharge letters from Nepean Hospital and the frequency of their use and the understanding of local General practitioners
  • Haematology: Lymphoproliferative Diseases
  • Immunology: Interleukin-1 family members in rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases
  • Infectious Disease: Genetic determinants in tuberculosis.
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Medical disorders in pregnancy and ultrasound, Fetomaternal Medicine and Early Pregnancy:
  • Paediatrics: Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome /Effects of Stimulant Medication on ADHD / T-cell Immunology.
  • Psychiatry: Anxiety Disorders / Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders.
  • Surgery: Comparison of surgical techniques and surgical outcomes across all surgical areas, causes and risk factors of cancer, meta-analysis and systematic reviews.
  • Urogynaecology: Pelvic Floor Trauma, prolapse surgery, prediction of delivery mode, pelvic floor protection in labour.


Professor Jack Wall and Susan Dowd

Professor Jack Wall and Susan Dowd

For Essential Honours information, please refer to the link in our feature pane.

For more information please contact:

Susan Dowd :
Research Support Officer/Honours Admin Officer
Phone: +61 2 47342682


Professor Jack Wall :
Professor of Medicine/Honours Coordinator
Phone: +61 2 4734 2613
Fax: +61 2 4734 2614