- NEW Exercise and Health course by Peoples-uni, pulls together a set of presentations developed by an International team of experts
- The program contains data from different countries and it is designed to encourage students to perform interventions to increase physical activity in their setting
Peoples-uni has debuted its new short online course, Exercise and Health.. The course is based on a set of world class presentations prepared by an international team of experts in exercise and health, led by Ann Gates, CEO of Exercise Works and a member of the World Heart Federation Emerging Leaders Programme. This organization is dedicated to leading the global fight against cardiovascular disease (CVD), including heart disease and stroke and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs) with physical activity and exercise.
The course consists of an inter-disciplinary educational resource designed with the goal of helping global healthcare professionals and community health advocates to understand four important points:
- The size of the problem of physical inactivity in populations globally
- The role of physical inactivity in non-communicable diseases
- The benefits of exercise in treatments and prevention
- To encourage students and those who access the course to perform and evaluate interventions to increase physical activity in their patients at local and/or national settings.
The program contains presentations and resources which have been made available to all undergraduate medical and health schools to use, and they have been endorsed by the United Kingdom Council of Deans of Health. Data from different recognized sources such as Global Observatory for Physical Activity and the World Health Organization are also included. At the end of the course, students can earn a certificate.
Ann Gates: “We are delighted to partner with the Peoples-uni on this exciting leadership initiative to provide low and middle income health care students with access and support to the Movement for Movement campaign and educational resources. We hope that this work inspires health care professionals to help patients, communities and nations to move more, and move well!”
Professor Richard Heller from People’s-uni affirms: “We are proud and delighted to provide access to this excellent set of resources, on a topic of major public health importance, to a global audience of health professionals.”
Professor Ged Byrne, Health Education England’s Director of Education and Quality for the North confirms: “I support this initiative and look forward to the impact it will have on educating health professionals about the importance of physical activity on health. This is very relevant to Making Every Contact Count"
How to access the course and about People’s-uni OOC courses
The program is part of People’s-uni short Online Open Courses (OOC), a range of short courses designed for self-study, available for free in an open access site, which also offers the possibility for to earn a certificate. The OOC initiative by Peoples-uni is a simple, quick, an affordable way for health professionals, or anyone interested in, in getting more specialization in certain public health related topics, or going deep into certain areas of general interest. To access the course go to http://ooc.peoples-uni.org/course/view.php?id=22 and to find more information visit http://ooc.peoples-uni.org/