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Dec 1st 2016

Learn how to make healthy choices and adjustments to your lifestyle and environment to help you live a healthier, happier and longer life. Many health complaints, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes or joint problems seem inescapable diseases of old-age, but originate mostly from our lifestyle. A lifestyle that is dictated much in part by our environment. The mismatch between our 'old' genes - our evolutionary heritage - and the 'modern' environment is the reason that we cannot resist the constant stimuli that seduce us to make unhealthy choices. Do's and don'ts cannot help us.

Average: 2 (3 votes)
Nov 21st 2016

This course proposes an overview of current global health challenges drawing on the insights of several academic disciplines including medicine, public health, law, economics, social sciences and humanities. This interdisciplinary approach will guide the student into seven critical topics in global health.

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Oct 17th 2016

Population ageing is occurring in nearly every country around the word. This MOOC takes a multidisciplinary approach to explore the impact of living longer and takes into account the technological advancements, the built environment, economics and ethics to rethink what it means to 'age well' now and in the future.

Average: 4.4 (8 votes)
Oct 3rd 2016

Demystify the ageing process and how our everyday behaviours and choices are likely to affect our long-term musculoskeletal health. With the wealth of seemingly contradictory information in the media about healthy living, sport and ageing, this free online course will demystify the ageing process and show you how our everyday behaviours and choices affect our long-term musculoskeletal health.

Average: 5 (1 vote)
Sep 26th 2016

Find out how staying happy, healthy, socially-connected and active can help you age successfully, with this free online course.

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Sep 5th 2016

Explore why people fall, discover practical methods to reduce the risk of falling and recognise when to seek expert help.

Average: 9.3 (3 votes)
Sep 5th 2016

Find out how poems, plays and novels can help us understand and cope with deep emotional strain in this free online course.

Average: 4.6 (12 votes)
May 2nd 2016

Why do we age? Is there a limit to human lifespan? Can we prolong our lives? Find out with this free online course. The “why” and “how” of ageing has puzzled mankind ever since it questioned its place in the universe. However, it was only after infectious diseases became more controlled and reliable food supplies became generally available, that the rapid increase of the average lifespan made science turn its attention to study longevity and ageing.

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Oct 29th 2015

Learn modern biology basics to make more informed voting decisions about controversial scientific issues including genetically modified food, obesity and health care costs.

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May 19th 2014

The world is ageing – people are older and societies are facing hard realities. What are we to make our lives in this time of global ageing? In six weeks, we analyze critical questions about age and ageing around the world.

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