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  • Dementia Awareness: What is dementia, and how can we reduce the risk? Creative commons image Icon McBeth under CC-BY-NC-ND licence under Creative-Commons license

    Dementia Awareness: What is dementia, and how can we reduce the risk?

    By The OpenLearn team

    Know the signs, help those who are affected and get vital information on this debilitating disorder.

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    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    10 Aug 2017

  • Dementia Awareness: What is dementia, and how can we reduce the risk?

    Dementia Awareness: What is dementia, and how can we reduce the risk? Creative commons image Icon McBeth under CC-BY-NC-ND licence under Creative-Commons license Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 10 Aug 2017
    Know the signs, help those who are affected and get vital information on this debilitating disorder.
  • Is it true that the poorer you are, the more likely you are to eat junk food? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: GinniDeVille

    Is it true that the poorer you are, the more likely you are to eat junk food?

    By Professor Patricia Smith, Jay L Zagorsky

    New American research suggests that - perhaps aptly - there's an bulge in the middle of income strata when it comes...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    31 Jul 2017

  • Is it true that the poorer you are, the more likely you are to eat junk food?

    Is it true that the poorer you are, the more likely you are to eat junk food? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: GinniDeVille
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Jul 2017
    New American research suggests that - perhaps aptly - there's an bulge in the middle of income strata when it comes to tucking into fast food.
  • Magical Modernity in a Muggle World? Witchcraft, Spirituality and Everyday Enchantment

    By Dr Sara MacKian

    Does magic only exist in the wizarding world for the likes of Harry Potter? Dr Sara MacKian explores all the...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Jul 2017

  • Magical Modernity in a Muggle World? Witchcraft, Spirituality and Everyday Enchantment

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 19 Jul 2017
    Does magic only exist in the wizarding world for the likes of Harry Potter? Dr Sara MacKian explores all the enchantment and spiritualities of our muggle...
  • Hospital: Preparing for surgery Creative commons image Icon Chmee2 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Hospital: Preparing for surgery

    The Hospital team meet patients, staff and carers preparing for surgery, in these clips from the BBC/OU co-produced...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    12 Jul 2017

  • Hospital: Preparing for surgery

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    Hospital: Preparing for surgery Creative commons image Icon Chmee2 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 12 Jul 2017
    The Hospital team meet patients, staff and carers preparing for surgery, in these clips from the BBC/OU co-produced series.
  • Hospital: The cost of treatment Creative commons image Icon Chmee2 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Hospital: The cost of treatment

    As new treatments come on stream, some carry a huge price tag. Closing the gap between what's possible, and what's...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    12 Jul 2017

  • Hospital: The cost of treatment

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    Hospital: The cost of treatment Creative commons image Icon Chmee2 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Jul 2017
    As new treatments come on stream, some carry a huge price tag. Closing the gap between what's possible, and what's affordable, is a challenge for the staff,...
  • Hospital: After the terrorist attack Creative commons image Icon trolvag under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Hospital: After the terrorist attack

    The day of the Westminster Bridge terror attack, the team making the BBC/OU co-production Hospital were filming in St...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    12 Jul 2017

  • Hospital: After the terrorist attack

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    Hospital: After the terrorist attack Creative commons image Icon trolvag under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 12 Jul 2017
    The day of the Westminster Bridge terror attack, the team making the BBC/OU co-production Hospital were filming in St Mary's Hospital. Watch some of the...
  • Hospital: Dementia patients Creative commons image Icon Nick under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Hospital: Dementia patients

    Dementia can be distressing for patients and their families. The Hospital team follow staff at St Marys as they...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    12 Jul 2017

  • Hospital: Dementia patients

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    Hospital: Dementia patients Creative commons image Icon Nick under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Jul 2017
    Dementia can be distressing for patients and their families. The Hospital team follow staff at St Marys as they respond health care needs - which might not...
  • Hospital Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Ryan McNamara

    Hospital

    Hospital returns for a second series to tell the riveting story of the NHS in unprecedented times. 

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    12 Jul 2017

  • Hospital

    Hospital Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Ryan McNamara
    Introductory level Updated 12 Jul 2017
    Hospital returns for a second series to tell the riveting story of the NHS in unprecedented times. 
  • Why is scientific research part of emergency response? Creative commons image Icon UNMEER under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Why is scientific research part of emergency response?

    By Anita Makri

    You might assume that, when dealing with a public health emergency, taking a researcher along might be a waste of...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Jun 2017

  • Why is scientific research part of emergency response?

    Why is scientific research part of emergency response? Creative commons image Icon UNMEER under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Jun 2017
    You might assume that, when dealing with a public health emergency, taking a researcher along might be a waste of resource. But Medicins Sans Frontières are...
  • After Manchester: How can you help if you know someone affected by a terror attack Creative commons image Icon james o'hanlon under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    After Manchester: How can you help if you know someone affected by a terror attack

    By Mark Widdowson

    People caught in a traumatic event like the Manchester Attack will react in different ways. What should you do to...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 May 2017

  • After Manchester: How can you help if you know someone affected by a terror attack

    After Manchester: How can you help if you know someone affected by a terror attack Creative commons image Icon james o'hanlon under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 May 2017
    People caught in a traumatic event like the Manchester Attack will react in different ways. What should you do to help them? Mark Widdowson has some advice.

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  • 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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    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

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    10 May 2017

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    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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    08 May 2017

  • Understanding depression and anxiety

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    Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 08 May 2017
    In this free course, Understanding depression and anxiety, we consider some risk...
  • 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

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    04 Apr 2017

  • Exploring family health

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    Exploring family health Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Iakov Filimonov/Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 04 Apr 2017
    How can families support healthy living and cope with illness? This free course,...
  • 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

    Updated on:

    17 Feb 2017

  • Work and mental health

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    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

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    18 Jan 2017

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    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

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    13 Oct 2016

  • 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...
  • 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

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    14 Sep 2016

  • 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...
  • 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

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    Advanced level Duration 3 hours Updated 22 Aug 2016
    This course explores quality improvement in healthcare settings. It begins by...
  • What's in a title: Understanding meanings in community care

    What do we mean by 'community', 'care' and 'welfare'? In this free course, What's in a title: Understanding meanings in community care, you will...

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    4 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    05 Apr 2016

  • What's in a title: Understanding meanings in community care

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    What do we mean by 'community', 'care' and 'welfare'? In this free course, What's...