It has been suggested that irregular physical exertion, unhealthy diet and shift work alongside occupational situations of high demand and low control can lead to increased risk of cardiovascular disease in emergency responders (Kales et al., 2009). This includes police officers, firefighters and emergency medical services. Three quarters of emergency responders demonstrated blood pressure values of prehypertension or hypertension (Kales et al., 2009). A contributing factor to the elevated blood pressure was related to the fact that 75% of the population reviewed were overweight or obese as categorised by body mass index (BMI). This suggests that emergency responders (Kales et al., 2009) have increased risk factors for metabolic syndrome. These risk factors of metabolic syndrome; obesity, dislipidemia, hyperglycemia and hypertension, have been linked to sub-clinical electrocardiographic (ECG) measures of cardiovascular disease (Elffers et al., 2017). It can therefore be considered that front line police officers may demonstrate increased risk factors for metabolic syndrome, and an early indication of cardiovascular disease. Further to increased risk of cardiovascular disease, BMI has been found to have a negative correlation with functional movement patterns in firefighters (Cornell et al., 2017). Therefore, this suggests that overweight or obese emergency responders may be at an increased risk of musculoskeletal injury.
The aim is to identify the physical health of the Bedfordshire Police Force, highlighting factors that may lead to an increased risk of hypertension, metabolic syndrome and musculoskeletal injury. This study will be cross sectional in design, with one observation point for all physiological variables. The police force will be grouped into front line staff and office workers, all physiological measures including body mass and composition, blood pressure, cholesterol, height, lung function resting glucose and heart rate will be compared for differences between the two groups. In addition, exaggerated blood pressure response to exercise and VO2MAX will also be calculated, respectively. All the outlined measures will be used to predict future skeletal muscle injuries and illnesses including, hypertension, cardiac hypertrophy, metabolic syndrome.
This studentship will cover fees for a full year-long MSc by Research alongside costs towards the dissemination of the findings (i.e. conference attendance, publication fees).
Applicants should be available for a 19th March 2018 start date.
Interviews will be held week commencing 19th February 2018 and/or week commencing 26th February 2018.
The successful candidate and the experienced supervisory team of Dr Jeff Aldous ([email protected]), Dr Jo Richards ([email protected]) and Dr Andrew Mitchell ([email protected]) will be responsible for developing the final project outline.
*Subject to satisfactory progress on PP1 and PP2.
· Postgrad Advanced Course of the University of Milan in collaboration with VAS-Vascular-Independent Research and Education-European Organisation (http://www.vas-int.net )
· Extended deadline: 10th April 2018
· E-Learning Course + opzional 15th European Angiology Days-30th November-2nd December 2018 (Academic International Meetings)
· The Course gives a final Certificate by the University of Milan and European Credits (ECMEC)
· For students interested to continue for the European Master in Angiology/Vascular Medicine , these hours of theoretical lessons and the Postgraduate Course enrolment fee* will be subtracted from the European Master scheduled.
European Master in Angiology Vascular Medicine is the only Master which permits access (see criteria in EBEAVM area) to the UEMS European Exam in Angiology/Vascular Medicine to obtain the CESMA-UEMS European Diploma in Angiology/Vascular Medicine and is also the briefest way to access
Introduction to eLearning Tools and VASCampus Platform (http://www.vascampus.star-t.it); Biomedical Ethics; The Process to the “European Citizen” in Medicine;
The Concept of Equity and the WHO prospective in Vascular and Cardiovascular Diseases;
Changing Vascular Mortality in middle age; Global Burden of lower extremity artery disease . Update; Peripheral Arterial Diseases – Clinical Aspects and Prognosis; Peripheral Arterial Diseases – Diagnosis and Therapy; Interventional Therapy in Arterial Diseases; Diagnostic Procedures in Microcirculation; Thermal Ablation of varicose veins; Endovenous Treatment : guided Foam Sclerosing Tecniques; Arterial and Venous Thrombosis; Lymphedema; Vascular Disorders of the Gastrointestinal Tract; Vascular Ultrasound: Abdominal Arteries; Statistics; Buerger;
Vascular Ultrasounds Peripheral Veins: Vasospastic Disorders; Aortic Aneurism; Post-Thrombotic Syndrome; CEAP Classification; Atherosclerosis; A-V Fistulas; Vascular Abnormalities;
Lyphedema versus Lymphedema; Renal Vascular Diseases; Antiplatelet and Anticoagulants in Vascular Diseases; Update in Arterial Hypertension; Carotids and Vertebral Arteries Ultrasounds;
Intracranial Doppler; How to evaluate methanalysis; Vascular ulcers; Polmonary embolism;
Aortic Dissection; Physical Rehabilitation; Diabetes 2 and Vascular Diseases; Unusual PAD;
Diet and Vascular Diseases; Epidemiology of infectious agents in vascular ulcers; Polmonary vasculitis; Takayasu; Lipids and Vascular Diseases; Cerebrovascular Disease
And 20 more optional topics
The Centre for Cardiovascular Science aims to foster and deliver research into the causes, consequences and therapy of the cardiovascular diseases.
We offer postgraduates the opportunity to work within internationally leading research programmes addressing fundamental development and control of the cardiovascular system and the origins and consequences of cardiovascular disease. The work extends from basic laboratory research through to clinical studies.
In 2008, the Centre was designated as one four British Heart Foundation Centres of Research Excellence (CoRE) and was awarded £7.6M over a six-year period.
Major research efforts are directed at:
The Centre has an excellent track record for training provision to basic scientists and clinicians. Trainees on our programmes receive direct support from at least two academic advisors during their studies and a dedicated thesis committee provides guidance throughout the programme of research. In addition to research training, the Centre boasts both an active seminar series and a forum for presentation of research in progress.
The Centre offers training to clinicians and basic scientists from biomedical and non-biomedical backgrounds. Several training schemes are offered, covering full- and part-time study.
In addition, there are three distinct 4-year PhD programmes, applications for which should be made directly to the Centre.
The CVS is situated in the £50 million, purpose-built Queen's Medical Research Institute adjacent to the new Medical School and Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Little France. Trainees can access the BHF Biomedical Magnetic Resonance Imaging and the Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facilities. In addition, the Centre supports a high quality suite for in vivo physiological studies.
Our MSc Cancer Research and Molecular Biomedicine course will give you thorough training in this area alongside lab-based research placements.
As this is a research-focused master's course, you will take an interactive approach to learning through seminars, workshops, small group tutorials and research placements rather than traditional lectures.
You will take three transferable skills units covering topics such as experimental design and statistics and science communication, as well as two research placements in the labs of leading researchers working on various processes relating to tumourigenesis. These include:
If you want to broaden your expertise beyond molecular cancer research, you can undertake a research placement in another area of molecular biomedicine.
We investigate the mechanisms underlying a range of diseases including hypertension, arthritis, Alzheimer's disease and diabetes, and we aim to develop ways of preventing and treating these. Ourresearch pages provide more information on our research interests.
Extensive research experience
Gain significant laboratory experience through two placements with leading cancer and molecular biomedicine researchers.
We use a range of teaching and learning methods, including tutorials, workshops, seminars and research placements.
Find out more by visiting the postgraduate teaching and learning page.
We will assess your progress using:
The course starts in September and runs for 12 months. You require 180 credits to complete the course, of which:
Your projects each run for 18 weeks starting in October and April.
45 credits are achieved through completion of activities that develop your transferable skills in essential areas such as experimental design, statistics, bioethics (included in the tutorial and workshop unit) and science communication. Experimental Design and Statistics runs at the start of the year to prepare you for your research projects. Elements of the other units run throughout the year alongside your research projects.
Disclaimer: Our units teach the current trends in life sciences. Consequently, details of our units may vary over time. The University therefore reserves the right to make such alterations to units as are found to be necessary. Before accepting your offer of a course, it is essential that you are aware of the current terms on which the offer is based. This includes the units available to you. If in doubt, please contact us.
"Doing my master's at Manchester has given me the opportunity to acquire extensive laboratory experience and enriched my knowledge in the field of cancer. This is also combined with a great student life!"
You will be able to access a range of facilities throughout the University.
Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service
The extensive laboratory experience you will gain on this course will equip you for a future career in bioscience research.
The University has a strong record of placing students in PhD programmes at Manchester and other universities, and several of our graduates have pursued research careers in industry.
The aim of our Exercise as Medicine MSc is to equip you with the knowledge and skills to effectively promote the uptake of exercise, both as a prescriptive medicine and as preventative therapy.
As the crucial role of exercise and physical activity in the prevention and treatment of diseases and medical conditions is increasingly understood, and health practitioners are encouraged to consider exercise when designing treatment plans and health interventions, so grow the opportunities for well-qualified individuals with an understanding of research in this area.
Our Exercise As Medicine MSc has been developed in response to this trend, drawing on the University's internationally-recognised research on physical activity and health. The Exercise As Medicine programme is aimed at individuals with a background in exercise science and/or physical activity wishing to enhance their scientific knowledge and skills to effectively promote the uptake of exercise both as prescriptive medicine and as preventative therapy, particularly to patients with hypertension, diabetes, pulmonary, renal, and other cardiac conditions, or those at risk of metabolic syndrome.
This MSc will therefore educate a new, highly skilled cadre of allied health professionals with the ability to work alongside clinicians and practitioners to manage the epidemic of lifestyle-related diseases and conditions.
Based in the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine – East Midlands, students registered on the programme will be taught in high quality teaching environments and have access to state-of-art laboratories designed to facilitate the transfer of cutting-edge research to front-line support and care. Students will be exposed to a range of specialist equipment and technology to facilitate their development.
The National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine (NCSEM) is an Olympic legacy project delivering education, research and clinical services in sport, exercise and physical activity. It aims to apply world-class expertise to policies and practice that will benefit the health and wellbeing of the nation – from everyday people at risk of ill health through to elite athletes.
A wide range of high quality research takes place within the NCSEM-EM, which is then translated into teaching and training through its educational programmes. There is also a range of clinical services offered including sport and exercise medicine, orthopaedics, and cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, as well as diagnostic facilities including a 3T MRI scanner.
NCSEM activity covers the following themes:
• Physical activity in disease prevention
• Exercise in chronic disease
• Sports injuries and musculoskeletal health
• Mental health and wellbeing
• Performance health