How to get a free health MOT at Liverpool Hope University
5 years ago
Members of the public can get a free health MOT at a special Liverpool Hope University event to celebrate British Science Week.
Experts at the university’s Hope Park campus, on Taggart Avenue, Childwall, will carry out a range of tests which indicate health and well-being.
People aged 16 and over can have their body fat percentage, lean body mass percentage, weight, body mass index (BMI) and blood pressure measured at the event on Sunday March 10 from 1pm to 4pm.
They can also opt for a small finger prick test to analyse levels of glucose, and triglycerides and cholesterol – which are types of fat – in their blood.
There will also be a series of free sessions run by the university’s Psychology, Geography and Environmental Science, and Health Sciences departments.
One of the sessions, which all take place in the state-of-the-art Health Sciences building, provides an introduction to visual illusions – such as perceptual distortions – and how they can be explained.
Psychology tutors will be on hand to reveal the biological and cognitive reasons behind the illusions.
There will also be a ‘Through the Microscope’ session with plant and animal specimens from Liverpool’s World Museum.
A demonstration of food sensory science principles will take place too, when participants will be challenged to guess the flavour of various foods using their senses.