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Smoking out the tobacco industry

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Updated 11 Apr 2014
With plain packaging now looking a certainty, experts from the OU's Institute for Social Marketing explore the future for the UK tobacco industry.

The drug legislation dilemma

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Updated 21 Feb 2014
UK drug policy is “disastrous” says Open University Visiting Professor and former government advisor David Nutt. In a lecture at the OU the...

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Health is everywhere: Unravelling the mystery of health

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Intermediate Level Duration 6 hours Updated 10 Dec 2013
This unit considers two ideas: that health is an ever-present factor in our lives, and that health is something difficult to define. But how can we...

Finding information in health and lifestyle

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Introductory Level Duration 9 hours Updated 08 Jul 2013
This unit will help you to identify and use information in health and lifestyle, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with...

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

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Intermediate Level Duration 4 hours Updated 12 Oct 2012
What do we mean by ‘community’, ‘care’ and ‘welfare’? In this unit you will explore the meanings of these words in their historical and cultural...

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Diploma of Higher Education in Healthcare Practice

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Duration 2400 hours Updated 11 Feb 2013
Develop the knowledge, skills and competencies which underpin paramedic practice in emergency care settings. You must be supported by your employer...

Foundation Degree in Healthcare Practice

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Duration 2400 hours Updated 11 Feb 2013
Study themes in long-term conditions, such as children and young people, mental health, health and wellbeing, end-of-life care or a mix from across...

Marketing in practice

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Updated 03 Feb 2013 Register by 31 May 2013
You will undertake a guided enquiry into advanced professional practice enabling you to demonstrate your scholarship and to make recommendations...