Skip to 0 minutes and 0 seconds ALEX JOHNSTON: Hello, I’m Professor Alex Johnston, based at the Rowett Institute, which is part of the University of Aberdeen. We are one of the prestigious nutrition research centres in Europe. In this FutureLearn lifestyle medicine course, we’re going to be looking at how lifestyle therapeutic approaches can be used in treating, managing, and preventing disease. Over the four weeks, we will look at the impact of nutrition, sleep, and physical activity on health and well-being, and spend some time focusing on hot topics such as stress, mindfulness, and the effects of social life and environment on lifelong health.
Skip to 0 minutes and 41 seconds We will look at latest and emerging research and technology in this area, including the importance of timing of eating, sustainable diets, and tools to track and monitor your physical activity. The knowledge you gain on this course will allow you to assess factors which impact on health outcomes at a population level. And you should be able to evaluate the range of available evidence. The course will be of interest to those from a wide range of backgrounds, and particularly broaden the knowledge of those in health care professionals, and those in allied professions. The course is open to all, and is delivered completely online. Therefore, it’s available 24 hours a day, so you can choose when and where to study.
Skip to 1 minute and 28 seconds The course is delivered through videos, podcasts, quizzes, and activities, with input from international experts, and a team of health researchers and academics. Throughout the course, you will have opportunity to discuss your ideas with your fellow learners and tutors. We look forward to welcoming you on this course.