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The Herculean task of tackling hepatitis C continues

The Herculean task of tackling hepatitis C continues Copyright free image Credit: Courtesy of the Center for the Study of Hepatitis C, The Rockefeller University New content
Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Jul 2015
The scale of the task featuring scientists working to make hepatitis C a thing of the past would be familiar to the ancient Greeks.

Do cephalopods have consciousness?

Do cephalopods have consciousness? Creative commons image Credit: Maia Valenzuela under CC-BY licence New content
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 27 Jul 2015
If we accept that some animals have consciousness, why should we extend that to include squid and octopus?

Do any animals have consciousness?

Do any animals have consciousness? Creative commons image Credit: L.Miguel Bugallo Sánchez under CC-BY-SA licence New content
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 27 Jul 2015
Before arguing for cephalopod consciousness, the Cephalover explores arguments for any animals being conscious.

What is MERS coronavirus?

What is MERS coronavirus? Creative commons image Credit: NIAID under CC-BY licence New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Jul 2015
Middle East Respitory Syndrome is a form of coronavirus. But what does that actually mean?

Sleeping on it can solve your problems

Sleeping on it can solve your problems Creative commons image Credit: j cliss under CC-BY-NC-ND licence New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Jul 2015
Heading off to bed can sometimes be the perfect way to solve your problems, according to new research

Are plastics making men infertile?

Are plastics making men infertile? Creative commons image Credit: Awo-noyama under CC-BY licence New content
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 24 Jul 2015
Our world has plastic running through it - but is the prevelance of plastics threatening our survival as a species?

Geeking together: How cons show gamers aren't solitary

Geeking together: How cons show gamers aren't solitary Creative commons image Credit: istolethetv under CC-BY licence New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Jul 2015
The growing number of conventions for gamers show that gamers, sci-fi fans and comic book readers aren't trying to escape from the world, says ...

Does it matter if an octopus has consciousness?

Does it matter if an octopus has consciousness? Creative commons image Credit: Opencage under CC-BY-SA licence New content
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 23 Jul 2015
Are cephalopods self-aware? More to the point, does it even matter? The Cephalover Mike Lisieski explains just why it's important.

Budget 2015: The Experts Respond

Budget 2015: The Experts Respond Creative commons image Credit: markhillary under CC-BY
Duration 15 mins Updated 09 Jul 2015
A range of reactions to George Osborne's Summer 2015 budget, ranging from the impact on adoption, through defence, to questions of work, tax and...

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Challenging the biomedical model of childbirth

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Challenging the biomedical model of childbirth Copyrighted image Credit: iStock Updated content
Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 17 Jul 2015
Health means different things to different people, and this is reflected in the experiences of pregnancy and childbirth in this free course,...

Facilitating learning in practice

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Facilitating learning in practice Copyrighted image Credit: Istockphoto.com
Intermediate level Duration 24 hours Updated 23 Jun 2015
Are you interested in mentorship or looking to develop your mentorship skills? In particular, are you involved in nurse mentorship? If so, then...

Attachment in the early years

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Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 17 Jun 2015
This free course, Attachment in the early years, covers theory and research in the area of attachment in early childhood. In the 1950s, John Bowlby...

Partnerships and networks in work with young people

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Partnerships and networks in work with young people
Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 14 May 2015
The term ‘partnership’ is used to describe a wide range of organisational arrangements and ways of working: from informal networking between...

Professional relationships with young people

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Professional relationships with young people Copyrighted image Credit: © John Birdsall
Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 13 May 2015
In some people’s eyes, the development of relationships is a good end in itself, as it is in relationships that we express our humanity. Young...

Forensic psychology

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Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 12 May 2015
Discover how psychology can help obtain evidence from eyewitnesses in police investigations and prevent miscarriages of justice.

An introduction to social work

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Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 28 Apr 2015
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?...

Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control

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Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 28 Apr 2015
What should we eat before and after exercise? This free course, Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control, examines the importance of...

Early years team work and leadership

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Early years team work and leadership
Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 26 Mar 2015
This unit explores aspects of teamwork and leadership for early years practitioners.

Introducing ageing

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Introducing ageing Copyrighted image Credit: Copyright © Debbie Crouch
Introductory level Duration 11 hours Updated 24 Mar 2015
Everyone is ageing, whatever their current age, and we live in a world where many people are living much longer than previous generations. This is...

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Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences

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Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 28 Jul 2015
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 Credit: Dreamstime
Duration 1200 hours Updated 28 Jul 2015
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 Early Years

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Top-up BA Early Years Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 28 Jul 2015
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 Credit: Dreamstime
Duration 2400 hours Updated 28 Jul 2015
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 Credit: Dreamstime
Duration 1200 hours Updated 28 Jul 2015
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 Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 28 Jul 2015
What makes a top-flight sports coach or fitness instructor? This Certificate course investigates the factors that contribute to success, and gives...

Certificate in Health and Social Care

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Certificate in Health and Social Care Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 600 hours Updated 28 Jul 2015
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 of Higher Education Open

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Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Credit: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
Duration 1200 hours Updated 28 Jul 2015
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 Promoting Public Health

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Certificate in Promoting Public Health Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 600 hours Updated 28 Jul 2015
Public health is everyone’s business and the contribution of local authorities, education, social care, families, police, prisons, business and...