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Online Course - Ageing Well: Falls

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Online Course - Ageing Well: Falls

  • 19/07/2017
  • Health & Social Care Research

Every day in the UK, almost 10,000 people aged over 65 will fall down. The personal costs are staggering, with falls resulting in injury, broken bones, fear of falling and social isolation.

People fall because of a complex mix of factors. To reduce falling, it is important to identify these factors, and recognise those that could signify serious, but treatable, underlying medical problems.

Newcastle University's Professor Julia Newton and Dr James Frith have developed a course for people who have been affected by falls.

This interactive course will enable you to:

  • Learn more about why falls are just so important
  • Discover ways of assessing and reducing the risk of falling
  • Recognise when to seek help
  • Explore how to prevent falls and injury

The course will start on 4th September 2017. To find out more please visit the Future Learn website.

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