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  • Are mobile phones increasing health inequality in India? Creative commons image Icon CDC global under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Are mobile phones increasing health inequality in India?

    By Aisling Irwin

    The spread of mobile phone ownership has increased access to health information - for those that have them. But some...

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    5 mins

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    22 Feb 2018

  • Are mobile phones increasing health inequality in India?

    Are mobile phones increasing health inequality in India? Creative commons image Icon CDC global under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Feb 2018
    The spread of mobile phone ownership has increased access to health information - for those that have them. But some practitioners are worrying about those...
  • For some people, staying awake might help fight depression Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019

    For some people, staying awake might help fight depression

    By Linda Geddes

    Triple chronology appears to have positive results in treating some people with depression. Staying awake for better...

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    15 mins

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    14 Feb 2018

  • For some people, staying awake might help fight depression

    For some people, staying awake might help fight depression Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019 New content
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 14 Feb 2018
    Triple chronology appears to have positive results in treating some people with depression. Staying awake for better mental health might sound odd, but - as...
  • The growing demand for drugs in UK prisons Creative commons image Icon BBC under Creative-Commons license

    The growing demand for drugs in UK prisons

    By David Scott

    In light of the BBC Panorama documentary, 'Behind Bars: Prison Undercover', Dr David Scott explores the issue of drug...

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    22 Jan 2018

  • The growing demand for drugs in UK prisons

    The growing demand for drugs in UK prisons Creative commons image Icon BBC under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Jan 2018
    In light of the BBC Panorama documentary, 'Behind Bars: Prison Undercover', Dr David Scott explores the issue of drug smuggling in UK prisons.
  • Putting algae and seaweed on the menu could help save our seafood Creative commons image Icon By Ewan Munro from London, UK (Sapporo Ichiban, Catford, LondonUploaded by tm) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
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    03 Jan 2018

  • Putting algae and seaweed on the menu could help save our seafood

    Putting algae and seaweed on the menu could help save our seafood Creative commons image Icon By Ewan Munro from London, UK (Sapporo Ichiban, Catford, LondonUploaded by tm) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 03 Jan 2018
    Sticking with our traditional salmon and tuna diet isn’t sustainable, Pallavi Anand and Daniela Schmidt explain why eating algae could...
  • Can I become fitter by doing short bursts of exercise? Creative commons image Icon ceiling under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license

    Can I become fitter by doing short bursts of exercise?

    By Richard Metcalfe

    Some studies suggest that health goals might be within your grasp - or at least a short walk away. Richard Metcalfe...

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    02 Jan 2018

  • Can I become fitter by doing short bursts of exercise?

    Can I become fitter by doing short bursts of exercise? Creative commons image Icon ceiling under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Jan 2018
    Some studies suggest that health goals might be within your grasp - or at least a short walk away. Richard Metcalfe adds some caveats.
  • Under the covers: The emerging critical sleep studies Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Werbefabrik

    Under the covers: The emerging critical sleep studies

    By Jennifer J* Moos

    Jennifer J* Moos responds to Michael Greaney's thoughts on how the science of sleep is portrayed in modern literature.

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    10 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    22 Dec 2017

  • Under the covers: The emerging critical sleep studies

    Under the covers: The emerging critical sleep studies Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Werbefabrik
    Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Dec 2017
    Jennifer J* Moos responds to Michael Greaney's thoughts on how the science of sleep is portrayed in modern literature.
  • Dreaming of an answer to narcolepsy: Why don't we understand sleep? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: After Bernhard Keil
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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    22 Dec 2017

  • Dreaming of an answer to narcolepsy: Why don't we understand sleep?

    Dreaming of an answer to narcolepsy: Why don't we understand sleep? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: After Bernhard Keil
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 22 Dec 2017
    For the first 20 years of his life, Henry Nicholls had a healthy relationship with sleep. Shortly after his 21st birthday, he began to experience symptoms of...
  • 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 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
    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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    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.

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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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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    09 Nov 2017

  • Predictive medicine

    Predictive medicine Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 09 Nov 2017
    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

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    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

    Level: 3 Advanced

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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

    Updated on:

    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

    Updated on:

    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

    Updated on:

    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...