Course information: The promotion of active and healthy ageing throughout the „whole life course“ represents an essential objective of today’s society. There is growing recognition that robust health promotion strategies are needed to prevent and postpone age-related diseases, which in turn can affect the functionality and independent living. Within this context, a healthy, tasty and adequate needs-based diet is an effective strategy to combat or delay malnutrition, sarcopenia and frailty, thus improving people’s quality of life and preventing older adults from morbidity and disability. The quality, taste and composition of food not only influence nutritional intake and consumption, but also the quality of life of patients and elderly people itself. Especially in health and social care, factors such as the age of the individual person, disease-related conditions, as well as the quality, nutritional value and taste of food served should be given great consideration to ensure adequate nutrition for patients. Consequently, the meals offered ought to satisfy quality standards as well as provide individual nutritional requirements, taking food preferences and individual problems with food intake into account. Due to the increasing relevance of the profession of chefs in this context and especially for the future nutrition care team in the setting of social and health care (e.g. hospitals, nursing homes, home care), the aim is to close current qualification gaps of this professional occupation through a pilot course and the present MOOC.
We are happy to announce that the MOOC “Transcultural Robots in Health and Social Care” startet at iMooX.at and you can join this exciting content for free.
Welcome, and thank you for joining this online course (MOOC). Whether you are a health or social care worker, a student of these fields or other related fields, or you simply wish to improve your knowledge and skills about socially assistive artificially intelligent robots in health and social care (HSC) environments, you are in the right place!
The Microbiome & Health MOOC will cover introductory and latest scientific information. The microbiome´s influence on plant, human and planetary health will be discussed and novel techniques and methods for data analysis will be presented. The MOOC is structured in the following chapters:
Importance of microbiome research
General rules and concepts of the microbiome
TECHNIQUES AND METHODS
A combination of methods is always necessary
Lab and microscopy work
THE PLANT MICROBIOME
The plant microbiome in facts
The apple example
Managing the plant microbiome
THE HUMAN MICROBIOME
The human microbiome in facts
Understanding your own microbiome
The Microbiome GAME
RESISTOME AND EXPOSOME
The importance of multi-resistant pathogens
The native resistome
MICROBIOME RESEARCH FOR PLANETARY HEALTH AND SDGs
The planetary and one health concept
SDGs and Microbiome Research
The course is completly open and free – feel free to register and to join us: [registration page]