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Terrorism in Europe and beyond: A reading list

Terrorism in Europe and beyond: A reading list Creative commons image Ronan Shenhav under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
Duration 30 mins Updated 27 Jul 2016
2016 has seen a number of terrorist attacks in Europe and beyond, many of which have been linked to ISIS. The last few weeks have felt especially...

Medal Quest: Can you guide a promising young athlete to championship success?

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Medal Quest: Can you guide a promising young athlete to championship success? Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University Updated content
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 26 Jul 2016
Can you help a talented child athlete make it all the way to the Olympic finals based on the choices you make for them at key stages in...

OpenLearn Live: 26th July 2016

OpenLearn Live: 26th July 2016 Creative commons image Colin Smith under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Jul 2016
Why does taking a trip between Camden and Clapham make a person legally significant? Can 34 questions predict dementia? Why do crabs wave? Free...

Why are caves being used as hospitals in Syria?

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Why are caves being used as hospitals in Syria? Creative commons image Michael Hnatov/Physicians for Human Rights under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Jul 2016
As medical facilities become targets in the ongoing war, medics are moving into the mountains. Imogen Mathers finds out more.

Who are otherkin - and how should we view them?

Who are otherkin - and how should we view them? Creative commons image Wellcome Library, London under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 19 Jul 2016
People who choose to identify as something other than human can often be the subject of ridicule.  Pedro Feijó has researched how...

Discovery: The Truth About Success And Failure In Medicine

Discovery: The Truth About Success And Failure In Medicine Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Jul 2016
Tune into new four-part series for BBC World Service and The Open University, where broadcaster and medic Dr Kevin Fong explores what...

The drive to improve patient safety in the NHS in England

The drive to improve patient safety in the NHS in England Copyrighted image Copyright: © Spotmatik | Dreamstime.com - Doctors Nurse senior Female Patient in Hospital Corridor
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 05 Jul 2016
Can patient safety problems be improved by the NHS understanding why and how the error occur instead of blaming the failures on individuals?

Success and failure in healthcare: should regulation be simple or integrated?

Success and failure in healthcare: should regulation be simple or integrated? Copyrighted image Copyright: © Marbury67 | Dreamstime.com - NHS building
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 05 Jul 2016
Is heavy regulation in healthcare needed to provide our healthcare needs safely? Or can this be made simpler? 

Where do we get the help that really counts?

Where do we get the help that really counts? Creative commons image Tanya Cataldo under CC-BY-2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 28 Jun 2016
When only one third of people with mental health symptoms access formal channels of support due to funding problems or stigma, is informal support...

Making young children give everything to football is a bad idea – here’s why

Making young children give everything to football is a bad idea – here’s why Copyright free image Copyright free: By Janalleman (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 27 Jun 2016
British football clubs want children to specialise in only football from a young age, but would a multi-sports club produce better players? 

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The family at the centre of early learning

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The family at the centre of early learning Copyright free image Copyright free: Courtesy: Karen Horsley. Updated content
Introductory level Duration 9 hours Updated 19 Jul 2016
This free course, The family at the centre of early learning, focuses on the positive learning relationships that can exist in any family and how...

Introducing healthcare improvement

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Introducing healthcare improvement Creative commons image Irekia in Flickr under Creative-Commons license Updated content
Advanced level Duration 3 hours Updated 14 Jul 2016
This course explores quality improvement in healthcare settings. It begins by defining healthcare quality and describing the meaning of quality...

The Ancient Olympics: Bridging past and present Includes explicit content

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The Ancient Olympics: Bridging past and present Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 01 Jul 2016
This free course, The Ancient Olympics: Bridging past and present, highlights the similarities and differences between our modern Games and the...

Infection and immunity

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Infection and immunity
Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 09 Jun 2016
In this free course, Infection and immunity, you will be introduced to infectious diseases and to the biological agents that invade our bodies and...

Early years team work and leadership

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Early years team work and leadership
Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 12 Apr 2016
This free course, Early years team work and leadership, explores aspects of teamwork and leadership for early years practitioners.

Forensic psychology

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Forensic psychology Copyrighted image Copyright: RichLegg
Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 12 Apr 2016
In this free course, Forensic psychology, you will discover how psychology can help obtain evidence from eyewitnesses in police investigations and...

Facilitating learning in practice

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Facilitating learning in practice Copyrighted image Copyright: Istockphoto.com
Intermediate level Duration 24 hours Updated 12 Apr 2016
Are you interested in mentorship or looking to develop your mentorship skills? In particular, are you involved in nurse mentorship? If so, then...

Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland

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Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland
Introductory level Duration 50 hours Updated 12 Apr 2016
This free course, Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland, explores the development, impact and challenges of personalisation in the...

What's in a title: Understanding meanings in community care

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What's in a title: Understanding meanings in community care Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 4 hours Updated 05 Apr 2016
What do we mean by 'community', 'care' and 'welfare'? In this free course, What's in a title: Understanding meanings in community care, you will...

Health and environment

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Health and environment Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 24 Mar 2016
To be able to understand the importance of the environment for our health, we need to know a little about the interdependence between environment...

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Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences

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Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 27 Jul 2016
Are you interested in what shapes the lives we lead and the decisions we make? Have you wondered why people continue to smoke when they know the...

Certificate of Higher Education in Youth Justice (England and Wales)

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Certificate of Higher Education in Youth Justice (England and Wales) Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 1200 hours Updated 27 Jul 2016
Do you work with young people in the youth justice system? Would you like to study for a qualification that will have a real impact on your...

Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years

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Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 27 Jul 2016
This pathway enables experienced practitioners with a Foundation Degree in Early Years (normally sector endorsed) to enhance their professional...

Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling

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Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 2400 hours Updated 27 Jul 2016
The value of counselling to improve well-being and quality of life is increasingly recognised in society. From everyday worries to serious mental...

Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care (England)

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Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care (England) Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 1200 hours Updated 27 Jul 2016
Are you thinking about going into social work or social care? This certificate course is the ideal way to find out if it’s the right career for you...

Certificate of Higher Education in Sport, Fitness and Management

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Certificate of Higher Education in Sport, Fitness and Management Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 27 Jul 2016
What makes a top-flight sports coach or fitness instructor? This Certificate course investigates the factors that contribute to success, and gives...

Certificate in Promoting Public Health

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Certificate in Promoting Public Health Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 600 hours Updated 27 Jul 2016
Public health is everyone’s business and the contribution of local authorities, education, social care, families, police, prisons, business and...

Certificate of Higher Education Open

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Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
Duration 1200 hours Updated 27 Jul 2016
If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this certificate course is ideal. It’s part of our unique Open...

Certificate in Health and Social Care

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Certificate in Health and Social Care Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 600 hours Updated 27 Jul 2016
Care is constantly in the headlines because it involves such a huge workforce and huge budgets, and profoundly affects so many lives. And what...

Certificate in Health Sciences

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Certificate in Health Sciences Copyrighted image Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
Duration 600 hours Updated 27 Jul 2016
This certificate provides a broad introduction to health sciences, exploring some of the scientific and social aspects of disease and disability....