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Health and Social Care Discussion Hub

Health and Social Care Discussion Hub Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Updated 23 Jan 2015
Discussion hub for those studying the Health and Social Care Pathway with Pathways to Success.

Health and Social Care Tasters

Health and Social Care Tasters Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Updated 23 Jan 2015
Is health and Social Care for you? Dip into some of our tasters and find out!

Trust Me, I'm a Doctor: Order your free health advice cards

Trust Me, I'm a Doctor: Order your free health advice cards Creative commons image Credit: The Open University
Updated 15 Oct 2014
Download our insightful health and wellbeing advice cards and combat the challenges associated with diet, exercise and more. 

OU on the BBC: Trust Me, I'm a Doctor - Sunshine

OU on the BBC: Trust Me, I'm a Doctor - Sunshine Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Updated 13 Oct 2014
The first episode of Trust Me, I'm a Doctor looks at the importance of vitamin D and ways to make our foods healthier without changing a single...

Schizophrenia: Beyond science

Schizophrenia: Beyond science Creative commons image Credit: Jeff Kubina under CC BY-SA 2.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Oct 2014
Schizophrenia is the focus of World Mental Health Day 2014. Can communities help us to stop relying on advances in science alone to meet the needs...

Michael Mosley answers your pressing health questions

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Michael Mosley answers your pressing health questions Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Sep 2014
As part of Trust Me, I'm a Doctor, health expert and presenter Michael Mosley gives you compelling answers and top advice on a range of health...

Mental health awareness

Mental health awareness Creative commons image Credit: Alessandra Khumana under CC-BY-NC-ND licence
Introductory level Updated 13 Aug 2014
With the recent death of actor Robin Williams, our experts tell you how you can help someone you think may be suffering from mental health issues...

Understanding the body's response to injury, and the development of trauma centres

Understanding the body's response to injury, and the development of trauma centres Copyrighted image Credit: Viktor Levi | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Feb 2014
How the body responds to physical injury, and the development of specialist centres that treat major trauma victims.

40 years of the Glasgow Coma Scale

40 years of the Glasgow Coma Scale Copyrighted image Credit: Viktor Levi | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Feb 2014
The Glasgow Coma Scale is 40 years old. Here we look at how a patient's score is calculated.

Critical Response: An Hour To Save Your Life

Critical Response: An Hour To Save Your Life Copyrighted image Credit: Boundless Productions / BBC
Updated 25 Feb 2014
A new Open University/BBC co-production, An Hour To Save Your Life, examines the revolution in emergency medical treatment in the UK.

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Health and environment

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Health and environment Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 26 Jul 2011
To be able to understand the importance of the environment for our health, we need to know a little about the interdependence between environment...