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MOOCs: Marvellous or Moot for Exercise Medicine and Physical Activity?

By Chris Oliver @CyclingSurgeon, Mairi Buchan, and Jo Hilton Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have become increasingly popular over the past few years. Especially after successful early MOOCs such as “Circuits and Electronics” by American Universities, Harvard and MIT [1]. In their simplest form MOOCs are vehicles for delivering information on a topic to an […]

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Sit Less, Get Active! First MOOC to deliver and evaluate physical activity promotion, call to action: sign-up or share

By Adam Bleakley (Foundation Doctor, NHS Lothian) and Evan Jenkins (Medical Student, University of Edinburgh) Physical activity is regarded as a global public health priority (Kohl, 2012), and physical inactivity the biggest public health problem of the 21st century (Blair, 2009). Physical inactivity and sedentariness, “silent killers”, are associated with increased morbidity and reduced life expectancy […]

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Worin bestehen die Vorzüge körperlichen Trainings hinsichtlich Gedächtnis und kognitiver Funktion?

To read in english go HERE Antwort auf eine Frage im Rahmen eines Online Kurses der McGill Universität, Kanada („MOOC“ *): „Auf den Körper kommt es an“ von Dr. Julia Alleyne Dr. Alleyne (Twitter account: @JKAlleyne) ist Fachärztin für Sportmedizin zu deren Erfahrungsschatz u. a. ihre Funktion als leitende Medizinerin für Kanada bei diversen olympischen […]

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Runners with red pee = red alert?…The answer to MOOC’s question of the week

Each week students in Professor Ian Shrier’s (@McGillU) Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) ask questions. We call on our ‘world expert panel’ for the answers, and profile select responses on the BJSM blog.   This week’s question: What are the possible causes for first time gross hematuria in a female runner who experiences some abdominal pain […]

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This week’s answer to MOOC question: Professor Louise Burke on fitness, weight loss and abnormal menstrual periods

Each week students in Professor Ian Shrier’s (@McGillU) Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) ask questions. One questions is answered by our world expert panel on the BJSM blog. Here’s this week’s question. Q: I have been working hard in gym over the last 6 months. I got cool muscles and I look very fit. I […]

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What are the benefits of exercise on cognition/memory? (Answer to a question from McGill University’s MOOC – Massive Open Online Course – ‘The Body Matters’

Dr Julia Alleyne (@JKAlleyne) is a specialist sports medicine physician whose experience includes having been Medical Officer for Canada at multiple Olympic Games and CMO at the Pan Pacific Games (2015). She has held numerous leadership posts in the Canadian Academy of Sport & Exercises Medicine (CASEM), a BJSM member society. She combines academic work […]

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February 10th Re-launch of hugely popular: BodyMatters, Massive Open Online Course

BodyMatters, Dr. Ian Shrier’s free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in Sport and Exercise Medicine is re-launching for the 2nd time on Feb 10, 2016 (registration open now). Last year, over 30,000 students from 185 different countries participated. This relaunch provides an opportunity for those who were unable to see it the first time around. Based on […]

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Activity among people with chronic low back pain: How activity behaviours reflect beliefs

For Body Matters, the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) 23,000+ participants, led by Professor Ian Shrier, hosted by McGill University, Canada. By Kieran O’Sullivan (@kieranosull) Disability due to chronic low back pain (CLBP) has actually increased in recent decades, indicating a need for significant change in CLBP management1. Improved outcomes in other chronic health conditions (e.g. cardiovascular diseases, cancer), illustrate the […]

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For the “Body Matters” MOOC (McGill University, Prof Ian Shrier): Exercise is medicine, for the body and the brain by Nagamatsu and colleagues.

Each week over 23,001 folks are learning about the power of exercise via a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). Generously, BJSM helps out Professor Ian Shrier by answering one question each week on this blog. Prof Shrier just has to answer the other 23,ooo students’ questions. This week’s question is: “What are the effects of […]

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The Body Matters: Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) via McGill University, Canada.

To all 23,000+ participants in Body Matters, the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), congratulations on a wise choice and thanks for asking a BJSM opinion. What a great set of lectures to open the course! Kudos to Professor Ian Shrier and McGill University. For those not privy to the MOOC, the class posed this question. […]

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