Osteosarcopenia in community-dwelling older adults attending the Falls and Fracture Clinic

Research Opportunity
PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Number of Honour Places Available
1
Number of Master Places Available
1
Department / Centre
Medicine and Radiology
Location
Western Health
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Prof Gustavo Duque gustavo.duque@unimelb.edu.au Personal web page

Summary The Falls and Fracture Clinic was developed to provide a comprehensive assessment for older adults with a risk or history of falls and fractures.

Project Details

The Falls and Fracture Clinic was developed to provide a comprehensive assessment for older adults with a risk or history of falls and fractures. As part of this clinic, older adults undertake assessments for their bone mineral density, body composition, function, nutrition and medical history to determine their risk of falls and fractures. With sarcopenia (the loss of muscle mass, strength and function) and osteoporosis being highly prevalent in this population, this project will aim to assess and increase knowledge of osteosarcopenia in older adults.


School Research Themes

Ageing, Musculoskeletal



Research Opportunities

PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
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

For further information about this research, please contact a supervisor.

Department / Centre

Medicine and Radiology

Research Node

Western Health

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