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Forensic psychology

In this free course, Forensic psychology, you will discover how psychology can help obtain evidence from eyewitnesses in police investigations and prevent miscarriages of justice.

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24 hrs
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An introduction to social work

Do you want to learn more about the social work role and develop your understanding of some of the theory associated with social work practice? This free course, An introduction to social work, begins by introducing key ideas, values, the social work process and the skills needed for social work practice. You will then move on to look at social work with individuals. Finally this OpenLearn course considers reflective practice.

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15 hrs
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The autistic spectrum: From theory to practice

Most of us have a very vague and narrow concept of what autism is, based mainly on such stereotypes as Dustin Hoffman's character in the film Rain Man. In this free course, The autistic spectrum: From theory to practice, you will discover that there is a wide spectrum of disorders associated with autism, and an equally wide range of approaches to diagnosis and treatment.

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20 hrs
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Women have heart attacks too - but why do they often go misdiagnosed?

Women are no less likely to die from a heart attack than men - and some groups of women may be more likely to suffer an attack. But more men receive treatment for the condition. Patricia Davidson suggests why this might be - and how it should change.

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The science behind wheeled sports

This free course, The science behind wheeled sports, focuses on cycling and wheelchair racing: what we might collectively call wheeled sports. The Scientific concepts such as force, acceleration and speed are also useful for understanding these sports. However, cycling and wheelchair racing differ from other sports in that technology more obviously plays an important role.

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8 hrs
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Living with MS: Not just surviving but thriving (with a little canine care)

How do assistance dogs help people with MS keep control over their lives?

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What is Alzheimer's disease?

 It looms over many of our lives, but what is Alzheimer's disease? Here's a guide:

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