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Ageing Well: Falls – Future Learn Course at Newcastle University

Newcastle UniversityThis course starts in a few days: Explore why people fall, discover practical methods to reduce the risk of falling and recognise when to seek expert help.

INTRODUCTION

Explore why people fall, discover practical methods to reduce the risk of falling and recognise when to seek expert help.

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ABOUT THE COURSE

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.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

Find out more information here:

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/falls

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