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Certificate of Achievement

Randal Oulton

has completed the following course:

Healthy Ageing: Concepts, Interventions, and Preparing for the Future

University of Birmingham

This online course explored perceptions and experiences of healthy ageing, frailty, physical activity guidelines, debunked myths surrounding nutrition in older age, applied different research methodologies to extending healthspan via lifestyle interventions, and looked at preparing for the future.

3 weeks, 3 hours per week

Carolyn Greig

Professor of Musculoskeletal Ageing and Health

University of Birmingham

Janice Thompson

Professor of Public Health Nutrition & Exercise

University of Birmingham


Learning outcomes

  • Gain new knowledge based on the current evidence in terms of healthy ageing, causes of physical frailty, functional consequences, and interventions to ameliorate those consequences and maintain/ improve physical independence and healthspan.
  • Assess frailty across a number of settings, including in LMICs, using different techniques and methodologies.
  • Learn about different research methodologies applied to improve healthspan through maintenance of physical independence and amelioration of frailty.
  • Apply knowledge gained to personal research as well as reinforcing the evidence-base applied to current practice.
  • Gain understanding of global applications and insights.
  • Gain insights into older persons’ perspectives and priorities through their own voices, by consulting with them on course structure and content, and via co-created research.


  • Ageing/ frailty demographics WHO/ government targets.
  • Age related health inequalities.
  • Interventions to combat frailty.
  • Physical activity/ nutrition research.
  • Research methods/ tools and techniques.

Issued on 12th July 2021

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Free online course:

Healthy Ageing: Concepts, Interventions, and Preparing for the Future

University of Birmingham