Osteosarcopenia as a Geriatric Syndrome

Research Opportunity
PhD students, Masters by Research
Department / Centre
Western Health
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Professor Gustavo Duque gustavo.duque@unimelb.edu.au Personal web page
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Ben Kirk ben.kirk@unimelb.edu.au Personal web page

Summary Osteoporosis, the most common bone disease in humans, shares distinct pathophysiological mechanisms with sarcopenia. Sarcopenia, characterized by low muscle strength, mass and physical performance, is an important disease in older adults.

Project Details

Where osteoporosis and sarcopenia are both present, this is termed as ‘osteosarcopenia.’ A contemporary, comprehensive geriatric assessment should include assessment for osteosarcopenia and its associated risks, as this will enable effective management to reduce adverse outcomes. This group of projects are aimed to develop and support the concept of osteosarcopenia as a geriatric syndrome. The project includes biomedical and clinical studies looking at pathophysiology, clinical phenotype, diagnostic methods and new treatments for osteosarcopenia.

School Research Themes

Ageing, Musculoskeletal

Research Opportunities

PhD students, Masters by Research
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

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Department / Centre


Research Node

Western Health

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