Skip to 0 minutes and 2 seconds The world’s population of older people is growing. The number of adults aged over 60 is expected to reach 2.1 billion by 2050. However, while lifespan is increasing, the number of years one can expect to spend in good health is not keeping pace. It’s therefore, time for action. The University of Birmingham’s Healthy Ageing MOOC will help anyone who wants to make a difference to older people’s lives, understand the consequences of ageing and how to intervene in order to maintain good health.
Skip to 0 minutes and 33 seconds Open to anyone from family members, carers, nurses, practitioners, researchers, policy makers to older adults, our free online course will help you understand how lifestyle behaviours can promote health and physical independence in ageing populations, and what is being done to prepare us all for a healthy, more independent future. Over 3 weeks, you will learn the meaning of healthy ageing. The course will present current knowledge of physical activity and nutrition research in diverse groups of older adults across different settings. The sessions will examine ageing and frailty demographics through a global lens, age-related health inequalities, and government policies. You will also be introduced to different research methods, tools and technologies that help ageing people live longer, healthier lives.
Skip to 1 minute and 23 seconds Delivered by internationally recognised experts in the field and designed in collaboration with older adults, our course will positively impact your knowledge, behaviours and practices. Sign up now.