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  • Cultural differences in mental health? Creative commons image Icon Chinchu.c under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Cultural differences in mental health?

    By Dr Jonathan Leach

    October 10th is World Mental Health Awareness Day. The OU's Jonathan Leach asks: Are mental health problems the same...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Oct 2017

  • Cultural differences in mental health?

    Cultural differences in mental health? Creative commons image Icon Chinchu.c under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Oct 2017
    October 10th is World Mental Health Awareness Day. The OU's Jonathan Leach asks: Are mental health problems the same the world over? 
  • Hospital: Preparing for surgery Creative commons image Icon Chmee2 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Hospital: Preparing for surgery

    The Hospital team meet patients, staff and carers preparing for surgery, in these clips from the BBC/OU co-produced...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Jul 2017

  • Hospital: Preparing for surgery

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    Hospital: Preparing for surgery Creative commons image Icon Chmee2 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 12 Jul 2017
    The Hospital team meet patients, staff and carers preparing for surgery, in these clips from the BBC/OU co-produced series.
  • Why is Mongolia a good place to die? Creative commons image Icon Bernd Thaller under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Why is Mongolia a good place to die?

    By Andrew North

    A campaigning doctor has helped make Mongolia a better place to die than many much wealthier nations. Andrew North...

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Apr 2017

  • Why is Mongolia a good place to die?

    Why is Mongolia a good place to die? Creative commons image Icon Bernd Thaller under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 06 Apr 2017
    A campaigning doctor has helped make Mongolia a better place to die than many much wealthier nations. Andrew North met her to find out how.
  • Hospital - Series 1 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Hospital - Series 1

    Hospital, our new six-part co-production with the BBC, is the story of the NHS in unprecedented times.

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    Updated on:

    15 Feb 2017

  • Hospital - Series 1

    Hospital - Series 1 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Updated 15 Feb 2017
    Hospital, our new six-part co-production with the BBC, is the story of the NHS in unprecedented times.
  • What is it like for a doctor to pronounce a patient dead? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Darko Stojanovic
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Jan 2017

  • What is it like for a doctor to pronounce a patient dead?

    What is it like for a doctor to pronounce a patient dead? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Darko Stojanovic
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Jan 2017
    First year resident Shara Yurkiewicz shares her experience of performing the last task for a patient.
  • What are bed blockers - and are they signs of a failing NHS? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Monkey Business Images | Dreamstime.com

    What are bed blockers - and are they signs of a failing NHS?

    By Dr Marc Cornock

    Instead of 'bed blockers' and statistics, it's important to remember that we're talking about people - and their care...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Jan 2017

  • What are bed blockers - and are they signs of a failing NHS?

    What are bed blockers - and are they signs of a failing NHS? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Monkey Business Images | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Jan 2017
    Instead of 'bed blockers' and statistics, it's important to remember that we're talking about people - and their care needs.
  • Meet the OU experts behind 'Hospital' Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Meet the OU experts behind 'Hospital'

    By Dr Rajvinder Samra, Julie Messenger

    The Open University's academics Julie Messenger and Dr Rajvinder Samra advised on our co-production 'Hospital'; here...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Jan 2017

  • Meet the OU experts behind 'Hospital'

    Meet the OU experts behind 'Hospital' Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 11 Jan 2017
    The Open University's academics Julie Messenger and Dr Rajvinder Samra advised on our co-production 'Hospital'; here's what they think of the series...
  • Difficult healthcare decisions: What will you choose? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Jan 2017

  • Difficult healthcare decisions: What will you choose?

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    Difficult healthcare decisions: What will you choose? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 05 Jan 2017
    Try our interactive quiz on some high-profile medical cases to see if you agree with the establishment or individual while learning more about medical ethics.
  • Why are maggots making a comeback in hospitals? Creative commons image Icon Dean Morley under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license

    Why are maggots making a comeback in hospitals?

    By Carrie Arnold

    The use of maggots to clean a wound is being given a second look by some doctors. An ancient treatment with strong...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Jun 2016

  • Why are maggots making a comeback in hospitals?

    Why are maggots making a comeback in hospitals? Creative commons image Icon Dean Morley under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Jun 2016
    The use of maggots to clean a wound is being given a second look by some doctors. An ancient treatment with strong 21st century applications is investigated...
  • What's it like being a nurse in the cancer field? Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    What's it like being a nurse in the cancer field?

    Watch these short videos where Open University graduates Anne Hampton and Vikkie Allan tell us what their roles...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 May 2016

  • What's it like being a nurse in the cancer field?

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    What's it like being a nurse in the cancer field? Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 25 May 2016
    Watch these short videos where Open University graduates Anne Hampton and Vikkie Allan tell us what their roles in medical oncology and endoscopy are...

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  • Mental health practice: Bonnyrigg

    Although society's attitude toward mental illness has improved, discrimination and misconceptions surrounding those affected are still prevalent....

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    10 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Feb 2016

  • Mental health practice: Bonnyrigg

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    Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 10 Feb 2016
    Although society's attitude toward mental illness has improved, discrimination and...
  • The Beveridge vision

    This free course, The Beveridge vision, looks at the work of William Beveridge in reforming the field of social welfare after World War II....

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    4 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Feb 2016

  • The Beveridge vision

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    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 10 Feb 2016
    This free course, The Beveridge vision, looks at the work of William Beveridge in...
  • The limits of primary care

    In this free course, The limits of primary care, we explore questions of access to community services. To make what might be quite a dry task more...

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    4 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Feb 2016

  • The limits of primary care

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    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 10 Feb 2016
    In this free course, The limits of primary care, we explore questions of access to...