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Family Fortunes: Could you help a family in crisis?

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Family Fortunes: Could you help a family in crisis? Updated content
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 05 Dec 2016
Families need support for different reasons - and families may need differing approaches to the same challenges. How well can you connect...

I-SPY: Find out more about the research on Internet infidelity

I-SPY: Find out more about the research on Internet infidelity Creative commons image The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Dec 2016
If you enjoyed our I-SPY series and want to dig deeper, find out more about the research on infidelity with Dr Andreas Vosser and Naomi...

World AIDS Day

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Dec 2016
1 December is World AIDS Day, a day designed to show support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.

I-Spy: Episode 3

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I-Spy: Episode 3 Creative commons image The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license Updated content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Dec 2016
Episode three of the five-part online infidelity drama I-SPY: Rhianna tries to find evidence on the web for Oliver’s alleged infidelity and the...

OpenLearn Live: 1st December 2016

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Updated 01 Dec 2016
Pressure ridges in ice - and the danger they present; an Aids vaccine undergoes trial and a range of advent calendars. Learning and research...

I-Spy: Episode 2

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Nov 2016
Episode two of the five-part online infidelity drama I-SPY: Rihanna finds out about Oliver’s online flirting and talks on the phone to a friend...

Methods in Motion: A view from a train

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Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Nov 2016
What has physics ever done for psychology? Paul Stenner, Professor of Social Psychology, investigates the history of movement in Physics, and...

I-Spy: Episode 1

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I-Spy: Episode 1 Creative commons image The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license Updated content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Nov 2016
Episode one of the five-part online infidelity drama I-SPY: Rihanna installs spyware on the laptop she presents as a birthday present to her...

OpenLearn Live: 25th November 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 25th November 2016 Copyrighted image Copyright: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
Updated 25 Nov 2016
Autumn on Mars; quantum computing; children caring for parents with Parkinsons. Learning and research from across the day.

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Recovery strategies in sport and exercise

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Recovery strategies in sport and exercise Copyrighted image Copyright: © Cultura RM Exclusive/Corey/Jenkins/Getty Images Updated content
Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 09 Dec 2016
The ability to recover quickly from an intensive training session or match can be extremely advantageous to sports performers. Sport and fitness...

Early years team work and leadership

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Early years team work and leadership
Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 08 Nov 2016
This free course, Early years team work and leadership, explores aspects of teamwork and leadership for early years practitioners.

Childhood in the digital age

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Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 18 Oct 2016
This free course, Childhood in the digital age, delves into the lives of children and discuss the potential benefits and limitations of technology...

Infection and immunity

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Infection and immunity
Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 13 Oct 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...

The lottery of birth

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Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 12 Oct 2016
This free course, The lottery of birth, will look at both the big picture of the ‘lottery of birth’ and the smaller, human stories. You will...

Forensic psychology

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Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 11 Oct 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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Intermediate level Duration 24 hours Updated 11 Oct 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 11 Oct 2016
This free course, Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland, explores the development, impact and challenges of personalisation in the...

Becoming a critical social work practitioner

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Advanced level Duration 15 hours Updated 10 Oct 2016
What does it take to become a critical practitioner in social work? This free course, Becoming a critical social work practitioner, will guide you...

Understanding service improvement in healthcare

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Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 14 Sep 2016
This free course, Understanding service improvement in healthcare, will help you to understand what people mean by the terms ‘service’ and ...

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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 11 Dec 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 11 Dec 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 11 Dec 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 11 Dec 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 11 Dec 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 11 Dec 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 11 Dec 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 11 Dec 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 11 Dec 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 11 Dec 2016
This certificate provides a broad introduction to health sciences, exploring some of the scientific and social aspects of disease and disability....