EMPOWER the power of human muscle
- Research Opportunity
- PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
- Number of Honour Places Available
- Medicine and Radiology
- Royal Melbourne Hospital
|Prof. Kwang Lim||Kwang.Lim@mh.org.au||0393422635||Personal web page|
|Prof Andrea Maierfirstname.lastname@example.org||0393422635||Personal web page|
Muscle is one of the most powerful, but most neglected organs of our human body. Physical inactivity leads to immediate significant decrease in volume and therewith muscle function, whereas recovery of function is hard to accomplish without dedicated intervention. The multisite EMPOWER-GR study aims to 1. evaluate the course of muscle mass and function during acute hospitalization and geriatric rehabilitation and 2. intervene by use of dedicated strength and nutritional interventions during geriatric rehabilitation to increase muscle mass and function. The EMPOWER-GR study is based on results of the EMPOWER I study conducted in the acute patient setting, indicating the urgent need for individualized interventions to preserve physical function in the aged patient. Three positions are available (one for the observational part and two for the intervention part).
Prerequisite: intention to learn how to conduct epidemiological studies / interventions, epidemiological/statistical skills, intention to write a journal article, good communication skills, capacity to work in a multidisciplinary team.
School Research Themes
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
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