Free online course developed by our Online Learning team rated among best of all time

SkeletonOur Online Learning Team has developed a free online course which has been rated one of the "Top 50 MOOCs of All Time" by learners on Class Central, the #1 MOOC search engine.

The top 50 listing is based on reviews from learners who have taken the course which was led by our academics in collaboration with colleagues at Liverpool and Newcastle.

On the course, "The Musculoskeletal System: The Science of Staying Active Into Old Age", learners find out why our bones, joints and muscles function less well as we age and discover how best to live well as we get older.

The Centre for Integrated Research into Musculoskeletal Ageing (CIMA) is a collaboration between researchers and clinicians at the Universities of Liverpool, Newcastle and Sheffield. The course is delivered by Peter Grabowski (Sheffield), Mike Trenell (Newcastle) and Lesley Iwanejko (Liverpool). Together, these expert academics help learners from all over the world understand ageing and the musculoskeletal system, including the impact of physical activity (and inactivity) on bones, muscles and joints, and the most important nutritional factors for a healthy musculoskeletal system.

Development of the course was led by Professor Ilaria Bellantuono from Sheffield’s Medical School, with production by David Holloway, Laura Giles and the Online Learning Team at the University of Sheffield.

“We’re delighted at the recognition that this course has received, especially as it was voted for by learners. We think this speaks volumes about the relatability of the course content; that it has a strong scientific unpinning, but also practical information that learners can apply to their everyday lives.” (Online Learning team)

The course will run again in January 2019 but learners can enrol for free here.