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Are you a secret hoarder?

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Updated 14 Apr 2014
Collector or hoarder: How can we define a healthy relationship to personal possessions? 

Smoking out the tobacco industry

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Updated 11 Apr 2014
With plain packaging now looking a certainty, experts from the OU's Institute for Social Marketing explore the future for the UK tobacco industry.

Porn licensing isn't the answer

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Updated 04 Apr 2014
The UK government thinks children can be protected from web porn by building barriers. Good luck with that, says Andrew Smith.

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The business of football

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Introductory Level Duration 15 hours Updated 09 Apr 2014
Welcome to this free new OpenLearn course produced by The Open University working in partnership with The Football League Trust. If you are...

Exploring sport online: Athletes and efficient hearts

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Introductory Level Duration 5 hours Updated 12 Feb 2014
We all know that the heart is very important but what exactly does the heart do? Why is the blood so important? What functions do the lungs perform...

Understanding children: Babies being heard

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Introductory Level Duration 5 hours Updated 12 Feb 2014
Here you will find out some of the things very young babies can do. You will also discover how babies can contribute to family life and...

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BA (Honours) Social Work (England)

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BA (Honours) Social Work (England) Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 3600 hours Updated 04 Jul 2013
Qualify as a social worker in England with this unique work-based degree, offered in partnership with employers – who must sponsor and register you...

Exploring psychology project

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Intermediate Level Duration 150 hours Updated 16 Jun 2013 Register by 20 Jun 2014
This residential course builds on your study of , developing your skills in psychological research, and exploring the practical and ethical issues...

An introduction to health and social care

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An introduction to health and social care Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory Level Duration 600 hours Updated 20 May 2013 Register by 05 Sep 2013
Explore through real-life case studies how we give or receive health and social care services in residential and community settings, hospitals,...