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  • All You Need to Know About Drugs Creative commons image Icon stevepb / 499 images under CC licence under Creative-Commons license

    All You Need to Know About Drugs

    Recreational drugs are on the rise and the harm and risk associated with drug-taking is much greater. Explore...

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    15 Nov 2017

  • All You Need to Know About Drugs

    All You Need to Know About Drugs Creative commons image Icon stevepb / 499 images under CC licence under Creative-Commons license New content
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 15 Nov 2017
    Recreational drugs are on the rise and the harm and risk associated with drug-taking is much greater. Explore the OpenLearn video content, articles and...
  • Hallowain't III: Woodfrogs

    A block of ice melts away, and there sits a frog. Is this an ice monster of some sort? No.

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    27 Oct 2017

  • Hallowain't III: Woodfrogs

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Oct 2017
    A block of ice melts away, and there sits a frog. Is this an ice monster of some sort? No.
  • Why going dairy-free can hit your iodine levels Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Lisa Redfern

    Why going dairy-free can hit your iodine levels

    By Professor Margaret Rayman, Dr Sarah Bath

    Replacing cows milk with non-dairy alternatives can put you at risk of not getting enough iodine. Here's why that...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    17 Oct 2017

  • Why going dairy-free can hit your iodine levels

    Why going dairy-free can hit your iodine levels Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Lisa Redfern
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Oct 2017
    Replacing cows milk with non-dairy alternatives can put you at risk of not getting enough iodine. Here's why that matters - and what you can do about it.
  • Cultural differences in mental health? Creative commons image Icon Chinchu.c under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Cultural differences in mental health?

    By Dr Jonathan Leach

    October 10th is World Mental Health Awareness Day. The OU's Jonathan Leach asks: Are mental health problems the same...

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    5 mins

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    10 Oct 2017

  • Cultural differences in mental health?

    Cultural differences in mental health? Creative commons image Icon Chinchu.c under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Oct 2017
    October 10th is World Mental Health Awareness Day. The OU's Jonathan Leach asks: Are mental health problems the same the world over? 
  • The Human Body: Secrets of Your Life Revealed Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    The Human Body: Secrets of Your Life Revealed

    Discover the amazing journey we all make from the most helpless to the most sophisticated organism on earth.

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    10 Oct 2017

  • The Human Body: Secrets of Your Life Revealed

    The Human Body: Secrets of Your Life Revealed Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Updated 10 Oct 2017
    Discover the amazing journey we all make from the most helpless to the most sophisticated organism on earth.
  • Know your junk food rules Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Know your junk food rules

    By Dr Mimi Tatlow-Golden

    Find out if you know your junk food advertising rules with our interactive video. 

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    25 Sep 2017

  • Know your junk food rules

    Know your junk food rules Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 25 Sep 2017
    Find out if you know your junk food advertising rules with our interactive video. 
  • Why ‘sugar-free’ is not recommended to be advertised to children – and may not be good for you Creative commons image Icon Clay Junell under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
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    22 Sep 2017

  • Why ‘sugar-free’ is not recommended to be advertised to children – and may not be good for you

    Why ‘sugar-free’ is not recommended to be advertised to children – and may not be good for you Creative commons image Icon Clay Junell under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Sep 2017
    Should children be consuming artificial sweeteners? And, furthermore, what research supports or discourages the consumption of 'sugar-free'...
  • Women have heart attacks too - but why do they often go misdiagnosed? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain
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    21 Sep 2017

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

    Women have heart attacks too - but why do they often go misdiagnosed? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Sep 2017
    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...
  • Living with MS: Not just surviving but thriving (with a little canine care) Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    21 Sep 2017

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

    Living with MS: Not just surviving but thriving (with a little canine care) Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Sep 2017
    How do assistance dogs help people with MS keep control over their lives?
  • What is Alzheimer's disease? Creative commons image Icon M.L. Cohen under CC-BY-NC-SA licence under Creative-Commons license

    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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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    21 Sep 2017

  • What is Alzheimer's disease?

    What is Alzheimer's disease? Creative commons image Icon M.L. Cohen under CC-BY-NC-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Sep 2017
     It looms over many of our lives, but what is Alzheimer's disease? Here's a guide:

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  • Predictive medicine

    In this free course, Predictive medicine, you will learn how advances in genetics could change the way in which diseases are diagnosed and managed....

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    4 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    09 Nov 2017

  • Predictive medicine

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    In this free course, Predictive medicine, you will learn how advances in genetics...
  • Exploring family health

    How can families support healthy living and cope with illness? This free course, Exploring family health, will provide an understanding of what is...

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    8 hours

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    25 Aug 2017

  • Exploring family health

    Exploring family health Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Iakov Filimonov/Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 25 Aug 2017
    How can families support healthy living and cope with illness? This free course,...
  • Drug development process: combating pain

    Drug development process: combating pain, is a free course offering a brief introduction to the process of new drug discovery; from identification...

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    2 hours

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    16 Aug 2017

  • Drug development process: combating pain

    Advanced level Duration 2 hours Updated 16 Aug 2017
    Drug development process: combating pain, is a free course offering a brief...
  • Challenging ideas in mental health

    Take a new and different look at mental health. This free course, Challenging ideas in mental health, invites you to think differently about life's...

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    18 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    10 May 2017

  • Challenging ideas in mental health

    Challenging ideas in mental health Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 18 hours Updated 10 May 2017
    Take a new and different look at mental health. This free course, Challenging...
  • Understanding depression and anxiety

    In this free course, Understanding depression and anxiety, we consider some risk and causal factors for some depression and anxiety disorders –...

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    8 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    08 May 2017

  • Understanding depression and anxiety

    Understanding depression and anxiety Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Bluestone/Science Photo Library
    Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 08 May 2017
    In this free course, Understanding depression and anxiety, we consider some risk...
  • Work and mental health

    Although being at work during periods of mental illness can be difficult for those with mental health problems, most people with these difficulties...

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    5 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    17 Feb 2017

  • Work and mental health

    Work and mental health Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: iStock
    Intermediate level Duration 5 hours Updated 17 Feb 2017
    Although being at work during periods of mental illness can be difficult for those...
  • Forensic science and fingerprints

    This free course, Forensic science and fingerprints, covers how science can make fingerprints easier to study, how they are used in court and some...

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    10 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Jan 2017

  • Forensic science and fingerprints

    Forensic science and fingerprints Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 18 Jan 2017
    This free course, Forensic science and fingerprints, covers how science can make...
  • Infection and immunity

    In this free course, Infection and immunity, you will be introduced to infectious diseases and to the biological agents that invade our bodies and...

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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Oct 2016

  • Infection and immunity

    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...
  • Understanding service improvement in healthcare

    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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    10 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    14 Sep 2016

  • Understanding service improvement in healthcare

    Understanding service improvement in healthcare Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Copyright © Olesya Zhigula/123RF
    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 14 Sep 2016
    This free course, Understanding service improvement in healthcare, will help you...
  • Introducing healthcare improvement

    This course explores quality improvement in healthcare settings. It begins by defining healthcare quality and describing the meaning of quality...

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    3 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    22 Aug 2016

  • Introducing healthcare improvement

    Introducing healthcare improvement Creative commons image Icon Irekia in Flickr under Creative-Commons license
    Advanced level Duration 3 hours Updated 22 Aug 2016
    This course explores quality improvement in healthcare settings. It begins by...