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  • Why school-based sex education isn’t inclusive enough Creative commons image Icon Virhemarginaali Podcast under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Why school-based sex education isn’t inclusive enough

    By Dr Philippa Waterhouse, Sarah Burkill

    Only a small minority of LGBT young people learn about sexual health in the classroom, which could put them...

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    5 mins

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    20 Apr 2018

  • Why school-based sex education isn’t inclusive enough

    Why school-based sex education isn’t inclusive enough Creative commons image Icon Virhemarginaali Podcast under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Apr 2018
    Only a small minority of LGBT young people learn about sexual health in the classroom, which could put them at risk. 
  • Nutritional psychiatry is the future of mental health treatment Creative commons image Icon By Push Doctor under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
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    05 Mar 2018

  • Nutritional psychiatry is the future of mental health treatment

    Nutritional psychiatry is the future of mental health treatment Creative commons image Icon By Push Doctor under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Mar 2018
    It is time for medical education to take nutrition seriously argues Dr Joyce Cavaye, Senior Lecturer in the School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care...
  • Is obesity inevitable? Creative commons image Icon Pexels under Creative-Commons license

    Is obesity inevitable?

    By Dr Joan Simons

    Obesity cuts life expectancy by an average of up to 10 years, and costs the UK £5.1bn a year to treat; treating...

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    05 Mar 2018

  • Is obesity inevitable?

    Is obesity inevitable? Creative commons image Icon Pexels under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Mar 2018
    Obesity cuts life expectancy by an average of up to 10 years, and costs the UK £5.1bn a year to treat; treating obesity and diabetes costs more than it takes...
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    The challenge of obesity

    By Dr Joan Simons

    Obesity is an increasingly common problem because, for many people, modern living involves eating excessive amounts...

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    05 Mar 2018

  • The challenge of obesity

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Mar 2018
    Obesity is an increasingly common problem because, for many people, modern living involves eating excessive amounts of low cost, high-calorie food and...
  • Children are at risk from junk food advertisements on social media Creative commons image Icon By Donnie Ray Jones under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
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    27 Feb 2018

  • Children are at risk from junk food advertisements on social media

    Children are at risk from junk food advertisements on social media Creative commons image Icon By Donnie Ray Jones under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Feb 2018
    Unethical online advertising is a significant factor in the growing child obesity crisis, says Mimi Tatlow-Golden, Amandine Garde and...
  • There is a biological reason why teenagers struggle to wake up early! Creative commons image Icon By planetchopstick under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
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    16 Jan 2018

  • There is a biological reason why teenagers struggle to wake up early!

    There is a biological reason why teenagers struggle to wake up early! Creative commons image Icon By planetchopstick under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Jan 2018
    Schools and parents all over the world need to change how they treat teenagers says The Open University's Honorary Associate in Sleep, Circadian and...
  • Drugsland Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Drugsland TV Show

    Drugsland

    Exploring the consumption, dealing, treatment and policing of illegal drugs in the city of Bristol. 

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    27 Nov 2017

  • Drugsland

    Drugsland Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Drugsland TV Show
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Nov 2017
    Exploring the consumption, dealing, treatment and policing of illegal drugs in the city of Bristol. 
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  • Order your free 'Drugsland' poster

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    Order your free 'Drugsland' poster to accompany the OU/BBC series 'Drugsland'.
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  • Should boys be taught about periods and the menstrual cycle at school?

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 17 Oct 2017
    Could including boys in lessons on periods help reduce stigma and taboo around the menstrual cycle? A recent report suggests it might.
  • 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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    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. 

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  • Understanding mental capacity

    This free course, Understanding mental capacity, covers the principles and criteria underpinning the assessment of mental capacity and decision...

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  • Understanding mental capacity

    Understanding mental capacity Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 24 Apr 2018
    This free course, Understanding mental capacity, covers the principles and...
  • The science of nutrition and healthy eating

    This free course, The science of nutrition and healthy eating, looks at the science behind nutrition, covering aspects of biology, chemistry and...

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    24 hours

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  • The science of nutrition and healthy eating

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 16 Apr 2018
    This free course, The science of nutrition and healthy eating, looks at the...
  • The impact of technology on children's physical activity

    This free course, The impact of technology on children's physical activity, explores the impact of technology on children’s physical activity...

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  • The impact of technology on children's physical activity

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    This free course, The impact of technology on children's physical activity,...
  • Children's participation

    Article 12 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child introduced the right of children to have a say in issues affecting them. Although...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    14 Dec 2017

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    Article 12 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child introduced the right of...
  • Working together for children: Stirling

    The care of children, especially those with disabilities, is surrounded by complex issues. Learning to navigate these difficulties while helping...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    The care of children, especially those with disabilities, is surrounded by complex...
  • Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control

    What should we eat before and after exercise? This free course, Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control, examines the importance of...

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    6 hours

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    30 Nov 2017

  • Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control

    Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © JanPietruszka / iStock / Getty Images Plus
    Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 30 Nov 2017
    What should we eat before and after exercise? This free course, Eating to win:...
  • Obesity: Balanced diets and treatment

    The incidence of obesity is on the increase in affluent societies, and the phenomenon commands increasing attention from health professionals,...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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  • Obesity: Balanced diets and treatment

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    Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 17 Nov 2017
    The incidence of obesity is on the increase in affluent societies, and the...
  • The family at the centre of early learning

    This free course, The family at the centre of early learning, focuses on the positive learning relationships that can exist in any family and how...

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    9 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    27 Sep 2017

  • The family at the centre of early learning

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    Introductory level Duration 9 hours Updated 27 Sep 2017
    This free course, The family at the centre of early learning, focuses on the...
  • Making sense of mental health problems

    Over the past century there has been a radical shift in responses to people who experience mental health problems. In this free course, Making...

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    10 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    01 Sep 2017

  • Making sense of mental health problems

    Making sense of mental health problems
    Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 01 Sep 2017
    Over the past century there has been a radical shift in responses to people who...
  • Exercise and mental health

    Each year thousands of pounds are spent on medications to treat conditions such as anxiety and depression. These medications often have negative...

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    2 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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  • Exercise and mental health

    Exercise and mental health Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
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    Each year thousands of pounds are spent on medications to treat conditions such as...