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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...

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Understanding cancers

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Understanding cancers Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory Level Duration 150 hours Updated 17 May 2013 Register by 12 Dec 2013
Gain a basic scientific understanding of cancer – how tumours are formed and spread, risk factors, diagnosis, pathology, prevention, treatment, and...

Understanding the autism spectrum

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Understanding the autism spectrum Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory Level Duration 150 hours Updated 17 May 2013 Register by 10 Oct 2013
An accessible introduction to autism, this course explores principles and problems of diagnosis, possible underlying causes and issues of care,...

Signals and perception: the science of the senses

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Signals and perception: the science of the senses Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Advanced Level Duration 300 hours Updated 17 May 2013 Register by 05 Sep 2013
Investigate how we interact with our environment through our senses – using concepts from biology, chemistry, physics and psychology to explore the...