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The Musculoskeletal System: The Science of Staying Active into Old Age

Newcastle University , The University of Sheffield and University of Liverpool via FutureLearn

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This free online course has been developed by the MRC-Arthritis Research UK Centre for Integrated research into Musculoskeletal Ageing, a collaboration between the Universities of Liverpool, Sheffield and Newcastle. On this course, you’ll learn why our bones, joints and muscles function less well as we age, and discover how best to live well as we get older.

This course is designed for patients, carers and people who lead active lives and would appreciate knowing how their lifestyle is likely to affect their long-term health. It may also inspire you to study or research musculoskeletal ageing. No previous biological experience is needed.

This course will also be ideal for those from a non-biological background who may be interested in studying or researching musculoskeletal ageing at postgraduate level. For more information see our MRes and PhD training pages on our web site.

Taught by

Michael Trenell, Peter Grabowski and Lesley Iwanejko

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Anonymous
5.0 5 days ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This course is excellent, as all the FutureLearn courses seem to be. You learn how body systems ( skeleton, muscles, digestion) work together , how the body ages and the significant efforts you can make to keep yourself fit and active.

There are some complex descriptions of various functions, but they are not overwhelming, as they are interspersed with more straightforward discussions and videos.

I enjoyed reading other peoples' comments, all in all very enjoyable and informative.
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Anonymous
5.0 a week ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I would recommend this course to anyone with any difficulties or illness that effects your Musculoskeletal System as the course covers so many aspects and in so many ways; you really have to do the course to appreciate what knowledge can be gained.
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Anonymous
5.0 3 days ago
Anonymous audited this course.
I am really glad I audited this course. I especially liked hearing about the research on exercise (what kind and how often) and the reasons behind the recommendations. I think it has motivated me to improve how much and how often I exercise.
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Anonymous
4.0 a week ago
Anonymous completed this course.
An enjoyable and informative course that reinforces the importance of a healthy diet and regular ongoing exercise to maintain good health. I found the method and presentation interesting and encouraging. Thank you.
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Chu W
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Many thanks indeed for your excellent effort in guiding us on this enchanting road to good, cheap and effortless road to good health.
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