FutureLearn is a social learning platform, designed to support learning through conversation. It offers free online courses from globally renowned UK and international universities, centres of research excellence and specialist education providers like the British Council, Creative Skillset and European Space Agency.
If you suffer from aches and pains that seem to come with getting older you may be interested to learn more about your body and how to prevent deterioration or even alleviate symptoms.
We have been advised of a new and interesting course coming up via the FutureLearn which is available free.
The course is called The Musculoskeletal System: The Science of Staying Active Into Old Age and it comes from the MRC Arthritis UK Centre for Integrated Research into Musculoskeletal Ageing, which is a collaboration between the Universities of Liverpool, Sheffield and Newcastle.
The course begins on 3rd October and is completely free to access. It lasts three weeks, with each university tackling one week; Liverpool looks at what the musculoskeletal system is and what common conditions affect it as the body ages. Newcastle looks at the benefits of activity and the threat posed by inactivity, and Sheffield examines how nutrition contributes to a healthier lifestyle.
Throughout the course you hear from academics, lecturers, scientists, researchers, health professionals and patients and will have the opportunity to discuss these issues with over 5000 learners from across the world.
You can learn more, watch the trailer and sign up here https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/musculoskeletal/1
If you are interested in joining other courses I can thoroughly recommend it as I have completed several, from learning a language to understanding literature. All you need is access to the internet, a few hours of time and an appetite to learn. You can also make contact with the hundreds of others who are doing the same course from around the country.
To sign up to a FutureLearn course visit www.futurelearn.com