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Welcome to the Course

Professor Carolyn Greig and Professor Janice Thompson provide an introduction Healthy Ageing and cover the upcoming topics of the course.

On completion of week 1, you will be able to:

  1. Explain concepts and definitions of healthy ageing and acknowledge different healthy ageing perspectives and individual experiences

  2. Describe global ageing and frailty/ frailty demographics and gain awareness of current initiatives/ targets to improve health in older age

  3. Understand the concept of health inequalities and the challenge to healthy ageing


Professor Eduardo Ferriolli We thank Professor Eduardo Ferriolli of the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, with whom we have co-produced this course.

Laura Chapman & Bob Jasper We also thank the Muscle Health Public Involvement in Research Group, which is affiliated to the UK NIHR Birmingham Biomedical Research Centre, University Hospitals Trust Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and University of Birmingham, for their valuable contributions. The group is organised by Laura Chapman and chaired by Bob Jasper.

Professor Carolyn Greig Professor Carolyn Greig is affiliated to the MRC-Versus Arthritis Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research, and the Institute for Global Innovation, University of Birmingham and the UK NIHR Birmingham Biomedical Research Centre, who supported the production of this course.

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