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  • The Secrets of Your Food Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Martha Swales - BBC

    The Secrets of Your Food

    'The Secrets of Your Food' is the delicious science story of the food on your plate. 

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    10 Mar 2017

  • The Secrets of Your Food

    The Secrets of Your Food Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Martha Swales - BBC
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 10 Mar 2017
    'The Secrets of Your Food' is the delicious science story of the food on your plate. 
  • How are insect wings helping replace antibiotics? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: National Institutes of Health

    How are insect wings helping replace antibiotics?

    By Madhukara Putty

    Indian researchers have taken inspiration from nature to develop a way of protecting replacement hips and joints from...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Feb 2017

  • How are insect wings helping replace antibiotics?

    How are insect wings helping replace antibiotics? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: National Institutes of Health
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Feb 2017
    Indian researchers have taken inspiration from nature to develop a way of protecting replacement hips and joints from infection - without the need for...
  • If a pig gives you a new liver, do you give the pig rights? Creative commons image Icon Liquid emulsion under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    If a pig gives you a new liver, do you give the pig rights?

    By Joshua Shepherd

    Science is pushing ahead developing human-animal chimera creatures. Ethicists need to keep up to be ready for them,...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Feb 2017

  • If a pig gives you a new liver, do you give the pig rights?

    If a pig gives you a new liver, do you give the pig rights? Creative commons image Icon Liquid emulsion under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Feb 2017
    Science is pushing ahead developing human-animal chimera creatures. Ethicists need to keep up to be ready for them, says Joshua Shepherd.
  • Dementia in the first person: Dementia Diaries give a voice to people with dementia Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dementia Diaries / Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project / Innovations In Dementia
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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Feb 2017

  • Dementia in the first person: Dementia Diaries give a voice to people with dementia

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    Dementia in the first person: Dementia Diaries give a voice to people with dementia Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dementia Diaries / Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project / Innovations In Dementia
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 08 Feb 2017
    The best experts in  a condition are the people living well with it.
  • Why do women need abortions? Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Why do women need abortions?

    By Dr. Lesley Hoggart

    It's been 50 years since the Abortion Act 1967 was passed, but women who have an abortion can still feel stigmatised....

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    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Feb 2017

  • Why do women need abortions?

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    Why do women need abortions? Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 08 Feb 2017
    It's been 50 years since the Abortion Act 1967 was passed, but women who have an abortion can still feel stigmatised. We've produced a video collection on...
  • How do you spot a stroke - and what should you do? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: William Powell Frith

    How do you spot a stroke - and what should you do?

    By Dr Caleb Ferguson

    If a stroke is suspected, you need to act FAST. Here's why - and what you should do.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Feb 2017

  • How do you spot a stroke - and what should you do?

    How do you spot a stroke - and what should you do? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: William Powell Frith
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Feb 2017
    If a stroke is suspected, you need to act FAST. Here's why - and what you should do.
  • Does counting calories work? Creative commons image Icon Mike Mozart under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Does counting calories work?

    By Nicola Twilley, Cynthia Graber

    If you're finding your new diet frustrating because you can't make the calories add up, you're not alone. ...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Feb 2017

  • Does counting calories work?

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    Does counting calories work? Creative commons image Icon Mike Mozart under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Feb 2017
    If you're finding your new diet frustrating because you can't make the calories add up, you're not alone. Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley investigate...
  • Will burnt food give you cancer? Creative commons image Icon Matt Allworth under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Will burnt food give you cancer?

    By Simon Cotton

    Reports warn that burnt food - from overdone toast to too-crispy roast potatoes - can give you cancer. Simon Cotton...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Jan 2017

  • Will burnt food give you cancer?

    Will burnt food give you cancer? Creative commons image Icon Matt Allworth under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Jan 2017
    Reports warn that burnt food - from overdone toast to too-crispy roast potatoes - can give you cancer. Simon Cotton explains what we really know.
  • Can high blood pressure protect the over-80s from dementia? Creative commons image Icon Morgan under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Can high blood pressure protect the over-80s from dementia?

    By Dr Cheryl Hawkes

    New research apparently contradicts what we thought we knew about blood pressure and dementia. Cheryl Hawkes explains...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Jan 2017

  • Can high blood pressure protect the over-80s from dementia?

    Can high blood pressure protect the over-80s from dementia? Creative commons image Icon Morgan under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Jan 2017
    New research apparently contradicts what we thought we knew about blood pressure and dementia. Cheryl Hawkes explains why we might all want to stick in the...
  • What is it like for a doctor to pronounce a patient dead? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Darko Stojanovic

    What is it like for a doctor to pronounce a patient dead?

    By Shara Yurkiewicz

    First year resident Shara Yurkiewicz shares her experience of performing the last task for a patient.

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Jan 2017

  • What is it like for a doctor to pronounce a patient dead?

    What is it like for a doctor to pronounce a patient dead? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Darko Stojanovic
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Jan 2017
    First year resident Shara Yurkiewicz shares her experience of performing the last task for a patient.

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  • 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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    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

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    18 Jan 2017

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    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

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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

    Updated on:

    14 Sep 2016

  • Understanding service improvement in healthcare

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    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

    Updated on:

    22 Aug 2016

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    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...
  • Finding information in health and lifestyle

    This free course, Finding information in health and lifestyle, will help you to identify and use information in health and lifestyle, whether for...

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    9 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Aug 2016

  • Finding information in health and lifestyle

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    Finding information in health and lifestyle Creative commons image Icon Used with permission under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 9 hours Updated 15 Aug 2016
    This free course, Finding information in health and lifestyle, will help you to...
  • 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

    Updated on:

    05 Apr 2016

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

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    Intermediate level Duration 4 hours Updated 05 Apr 2016
    What do we mean by 'community', 'care' and 'welfare'? In this free course, What's...
  • 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

    Updated on:

    24 Mar 2016

  • Predictive medicine

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    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 24 Mar 2016
    In this free course, Predictive medicine, you will learn how advances in genetics...
  • Imaging in medicine

    X-rays, CT scans and MRI scans are all medical imaging techniques of great practical importance that have been encountered by a great many people...

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    15 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    24 Mar 2016

  • Imaging in medicine

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    Imaging in medicine Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 15 hours Updated 24 Mar 2016
    X-rays, CT scans and MRI scans are all medical imaging techniques of great...
  • Health and environment

    To be able to understand the importance of the environment for our health, we need to know a little about the interdependence between environment...

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    12 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    24 Mar 2016

  • Health and environment

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    Health and environment Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 24 Mar 2016
    To be able to understand the importance of the environment for our health, we need...