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Demand on your CARE: Combating frailty and sarcopenia


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Course introduction

Welcome to CUHK’s ELDER012!
Demand on your CARE: Combating frailty and sarcopenia

About this course
This course is part of a MOOC series of the "Jockey Club CADENZA e-tools for Elder Care" funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.

This course is open to health and social care professional or anyone who are interested to this subject in committing their effort in helping seniors to cope with frailty and sarcopenia. Frailty and sarcopenia become increasingly prevalent with age, leading to a decline in quality of life and loss of independence among older adults. Fortunately, frailty and sarcopenia can be reversed through diet and exercise. Taking this course will help you understand the causes, assessments, nutritional and exercise interventions of frailty and sarcopenia.

The course opens on 4 March, 2022 and will run through identical issues till end of 2022. Let us go through the "Jockey Club CADENZA e-tools for Elder Care" in understanding the frailty and sarcopenia in older adults.

There are 3 chapters and quizzes in this course. We estimate that you will need to spend no more than 2 contact hours on average to complete the course. It is in self-paced mode. You can study at anytime and anywhere you want. We suggest you could study in a weekly basis for each chapter at your own schedule. Before you start, here is some helpful information for successful completion of this course.

After study all the chapters, there will be an assessment consists of 10 quizzes. To facilitate your learning process, the assessment allows multiple attempts. While answering the questions, you are free to refer back to the teaching materials for answers.

After completion of this course with 50% passing marks, certificate of attendance or 2 Council-CNE points certificate (Nurse only) will be awarded. Please refer to the information 'How to get certificate' for details.

What you will learn

  • Concepts of healthy ageing, frailty and sarcopenia
  • Assessment tools of frailty and sarcopenia
  • Nutritional and exercise intervention in frailty and sarcopenia

There is no entry requirement.

Course Staffs
Prof. Jean Woo
CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing

Dr. Christopher Lum
CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing

Dr. Noble Law
CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing

Ms. Maggie Wong
Nursing Officer
CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing

Dr. Suey Yeung
Postdoctoral fellow
Registered Dietitian
CUHK Department of Medicine and Therapeutics


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#CADENZA e-Tools for Elder Care
#Physical frailty
#Psychological frailty
#Social frailty
#Muscle loss
#Weak muscle strength
#Slow gait speed
#Poor balance
#Weight loss
#Social isolation
#Cognitive impairment
#Healthy ageing
#Protein diet