University of Aberdeen

The University of Aberdeen is today at the forefront of teaching, learning and discovery, as it has been for 500 years.
It has consistently sent pioneers and ideas outward to every part of the world. It is an ambitious, research-driven university with a global outlook, committed to excellence in everything it does.
Over the centuries Aberdeen researchers have pioneered many developments in medicine, science and the social sciences. Five Nobel Laureates have also been associated with the University.
As part of the University’s strategy to maintain its place at the forefront of research its work is split into four themes – Energy, Environmental Sustainability Pathway to a Healthy Life and The North. The University also has a vigorous and wide-ranging public and cultural engagement programme to share this research with a wide audience.
The University of Aberdeen offers an innovative curriculum with exciting cross-disciplinary courses that place students at the cutting-edge of modern learning.
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Walter Scott: The Man Behind the Monument (FutureLearn)

Discover the writer, collector and cultural icon who remains one of Scotland’s most enduring literary legends. Explore literature that shaped the heritage and national identity of the Scots. Walter Scott is one of Scotland’s most significant figures and is famous around the world.

What Drives the Body? (FutureLearn)

Jul 18th 2022
What Drives the Body? (FutureLearn)
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Get an introduction to the different components and systems in the body that keep us alive and healthy. Why is communication so important inside the human body? This course will show you how the body’s communication system works, and how individual components produce energy.

Nutrition Science: Lifestyle Medicine (FutureLearn)

Jul 4th 2022
Nutrition Science: Lifestyle Medicine (FutureLearn)
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Discover the preventative role of diet and nutrition for lifelong health and the relationship between mood and food. Unpack the factors that promote health and wellbeing in adults. Poor diet and lifestyle choices can lead to an increased risk of some diseases, affecting our lifelong health. On this four-week [...]

Nutrition Science: Food Choice and Behaviour (FutureLearn)

Jun 27th 2022
Nutrition Science: Food Choice and Behaviour (FutureLearn)
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Gain valuable insights into eating as a behaviour and the impacts this has on health, the environment, and the economy. Delve into the impacts of food choice. The food choices we make with every meal goes far beyond our own survival and comfort. Understanding the widespread impacts of our [...]

How Does the Body Use DNA as a Blueprint? (FutureLearn)

Jun 27th 2022
How Does the Body Use DNA as a Blueprint? (FutureLearn)
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Get an introduction to the basics of molecular biology, and how DNA code works. Find out how the body repairs and regulates itself. Every part of the body is made according to a code that is carried in the body’s cells. This code is called DNA, and knowing how [...]

Nutrition Science: Obesity and Healthy Weight Loss (FutureLearn)

Jun 20th 2022
Nutrition Science: Obesity and Healthy Weight Loss (FutureLearn)
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Delve into the lifestyle contributors and lived experience of obesity and how to healthily promote weight loss. earn theories in human nutrition and weight management. According to NHS Digital, in the year 2019/2020, over 1 million hospital admissions were linked to obesity. On this four-week course, you’ll reflect on [...]

What Is the Body? (FutureLearn)

Jun 6th 2022
What Is the Body? (FutureLearn)
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Get an introduction to different human body parts and their functions, from organ systems to cell structure and tissues. Explore how your body works through the study of body anatomy. How does the body work? What is it made of? What are the different parts of the human body [...]

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): Health, Law, and Socio-Cultural Sensitivity (FutureLearn)

Feb 7th 2022
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): Health, Law, and Socio-Cultural Sensitivity (FutureLearn)
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Understand the many impacts of FGM and the legal duty of a health and social care professional in reporting FGM practices. Help bridge the gap between FGM and medical education. FGM causes devastating mental and physical health impacts. Yet a gap in education on FGM has led to a [...]

Nutrition and Wellbeing (FutureLearn)

Jan 17th 2022
Nutrition and Wellbeing (FutureLearn)
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Demystify the complex and conflicting messages we hear about diet, health and lifestyle today, with this free online course. Gain skills to evaluate nutrition information and apply to your own diet. This course will help you understand the scientific basis of human nutrition, and current nutrition concepts and [...]

Africa: Sustainable Development for All? (FutureLearn)

Learn what progress Africa has made towards inclusive development and consider challenges post-2015 in this free online course.