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  • Do I have mental health problems and should I get some help?

    By Dr Mathijs Lucassen, Dr Jonathan Leach

    How do we recognise if a reaction to a stressor has developed into a mental health problem? Here's a five point guide...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    05 Dec 2017

  • Do I have mental health problems and should I get some help?

    Do I have mental health problems and should I get some help? New content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 05 Dec 2017
    How do we recognise if a reaction to a stressor has developed into a mental health problem? Here's a five point guide...
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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    29 Nov 2017

  • Mugabexit: an opportunity for Zimbabwe to build resilient systems from resilient people

    Mugabexit: an opportunity for Zimbabwe to build resilient systems from resilient people New content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 Nov 2017
    How did the people of Zimbabwe adapt well in times of adversity in the past? Will their resilience help now that Robert Mugabe has resigned?
  • Why is New Delhi experiencing ever-worsening periods of smog? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

    Why is New Delhi experiencing ever-worsening periods of smog?

    By Ranjit Devraj

    The Indian city is seeing levels of dangerous pollution - similar to those that killed Londoners in 1952. Ranjit...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    28 Nov 2017

  • Why is New Delhi experiencing ever-worsening periods of smog?

    Why is New Delhi experiencing ever-worsening periods of smog? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Nov 2017
    The Indian city is seeing levels of dangerous pollution - similar to those that killed Londoners in 1952. Ranjit Devraj shines a light through the gloom.
  • All You Need to Know About Drugs Creative commons image Icon stevepb / 499 images under CC licence under Creative-Commons license

    All You Need to Know About Drugs

    Recreational drugs are on the rise and the harm and risk associated with drug-taking is much greater. Explore...

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    15 Nov 2017

  • All You Need to Know About Drugs

    All You Need to Know About Drugs Creative commons image Icon stevepb / 499 images under CC licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 15 Nov 2017
    Recreational drugs are on the rise and the harm and risk associated with drug-taking is much greater. Explore the OpenLearn video content, articles and...
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    17 Oct 2017

  • 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.
  • 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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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    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? 
  • Why ‘sugar-free’ is not recommended to be advertised to children – and may not be good for you Creative commons image Icon Clay Junell under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Sep 2017

  • Why ‘sugar-free’ is not recommended to be advertised to children – and may not be good for you

    Why ‘sugar-free’ is not recommended to be advertised to children – and may not be good for you Creative commons image Icon Clay Junell under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Sep 2017
    Should children be consuming artificial sweeteners? And, furthermore, what research supports or discourages the consumption of 'sugar-free'...
  • Women have heart attacks too - but why do they often go misdiagnosed? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain
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    21 Sep 2017

  • Women have heart attacks too - but why do they often go misdiagnosed?

    Women have heart attacks too - but why do they often go misdiagnosed? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Sep 2017
    Women are no less likely to die from a heart attack than men - and some groups of women may be more likely to suffer an attack. But more men receive...
  • Researching cycling in the US & the UK Creative commons image Icon New York CDOT under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Researching cycling in the US & the UK

    By Dr Peter Wood

    Peter Wood shares his experiences researching cyclists - on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Sep 2017

  • Researching cycling in the US & the UK

    Researching cycling in the US & the UK Creative commons image Icon New York CDOT under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 19 Sep 2017
    Peter Wood shares his experiences researching cyclists - on both sides of the Atlantic.
  • What is the Minamata Convention on Mercury and what does it mean? Creative commons image Icon Medvedev under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    12 Sep 2017

  • What is the Minamata Convention on Mercury and what does it mean?

    What is the Minamata Convention on Mercury and what does it mean? Creative commons image Icon Medvedev under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Sep 2017
    In August 2017, a new convention governing the use of Mercury came into force (at least in the countries which have signed up). María Elena Hurtado explains...

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  • Introducing public health

    This free course, Introducing public health, presents some key elements of public health and health promotion. It considers the scope and focus of...

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    6 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    13 Nov 2017

  • Introducing public health

    Introducing public health Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Alex Proimos in Flickr made available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Licence
    Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 13 Nov 2017
    This free course, Introducing public health, presents some key elements of public...
  • Infection and immunity

    In this free course, Infection and immunity, you will be introduced to infectious diseases and to the biological agents that invade our bodies and...

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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    13 Oct 2016

  • Infection and immunity

    Infection and immunity
    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 13 Oct 2016
    In this free course, Infection and immunity, you will be introduced to infectious...
  • Introducing healthcare improvement

    This course explores quality improvement in healthcare settings. It begins by defining healthcare quality and describing the meaning of quality...

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    3 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    22 Aug 2016

  • Introducing healthcare improvement

    Introducing healthcare improvement Creative commons image Icon Irekia in Flickr under Creative-Commons license
    Advanced level Duration 3 hours Updated 22 Aug 2016
    This course explores quality improvement in healthcare settings. It begins by...
  • Using numbers and handling data

    You might not realise it, but maths is an essential component of healthcare. In fact, sloppy calculations can have fatal consequences. This free...

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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Mar 2016

  • Using numbers and handling data

    Using numbers and handling data Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 16 Mar 2016
    You might not realise it, but maths is an essential component of healthcare. In...
  • Public health in community settings: An introduction

    This free course, Public health in community settings: An introduction, introduces you to some key aspects of community-level engagement, in...

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    5 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    12 Feb 2016

  • Public health in community settings: An introduction

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    Intermediate level Duration 5 hours Updated 12 Feb 2016
    This free course, Public health in community settings: An introduction, introduces...
  • Public health and mental health promotion

    In this free course, Public health and mental health promotion, you will examine public health from a mental health perspective, beginning with an...

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    6 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    12 Feb 2016

  • Public health and mental health promotion

    Public health and mental health promotion Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 12 Feb 2016
    In this free course, Public health and mental health promotion, you will examine...
  • Communication in health and social care

    Whether working with older people, vulnerable children or patients suffering ill health or disability, care providers' ability to communicate is not only...

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    2 hours 30 mins

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    18 Sep 2009

  • Communication in health and social care

    Communication in health and social care Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2009
    Introductory level Duration 2 hours 30 mins Updated 18 Sep 2009
    Whether working with older people, vulnerable children or patients suffering ill...

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    Certificate in Promoting Public Health

    Certificate in Promoting Public Health Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 600 hours Updated 11 Dec 2017
    Public health is everyone’s business and the contribution of local authorities,...

    BA/BSc Open degree

    BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 11 Dec 2017
    Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a...

    Certificate of Higher Education Open

    Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 11 Dec 2017
    If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this...

    Diploma of Higher Education Open

    Diploma of Higher Education Open Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 11 Dec 2017
    Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a...

    BA/BSc (Honours) Health and Social Care

    BA/BSc (Honours) Health and Social Care Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 11 Dec 2017
    In the fast-changing world of today’s care sector, professionals at all levels...