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Research Thesis Topic

An Outdoor Playground Optimisation Strategy for the Reduction of Skin Cancer Risk in Queensland Schools


Topic ID
273

Thesis Topic/Title
An Outdoor Playground Optimisation Strategy for the Reduction of Skin Cancer Risk in Queensland Schools

Description

Exposure to natural levels of solar radiation in Queensland schools is an accepted contributor to the development of melanocytic naevi in children, a known risk factor for the development of cutaneous melanoma, the most aggressive form of skin cancer in humans. The project will survey school playground duty times across Queensland, Australia’s highest skin cancer prone state, and report on practical optimisation strategies divided specifically by education region to provide local advice on outdoor playground times that will minimise skin cancer risks for both children and school staff. The project is supervised jointly by staff belonging to the USQ Ultraviolet Radiation Research group and the James Cook University Skin Cancer Research Unit.


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Research Affiliations
  • School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences

Field of Research
  • Public Health and Health Services
  • Statistics

Available Academic Programs

Application Open Date
26/07/2017

Application Close Date
26/07/2020

USQ Scholarship Applications

Pre-approved for Ethics
Not Applicable

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