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Discovery: The Truth About Success And Failure In Medicine

Discovery: The Truth About Success And Failure In Medicine Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Jul 2016
Tune into new four-part series for BBC World Service and The Open University, where broadcaster and medic Dr Kevin Fong explores what...

The drive to improve patient safety in the NHS in England

The drive to improve patient safety in the NHS in England Copyrighted image Copyright: © Spotmatik | Dreamstime.com - Doctors Nurse senior Female Patient in Hospital Corridor
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 05 Jul 2016
Can patient safety problems be improved by the NHS understanding why and how the error occur instead of blaming the failures on individuals?

Success and failure in healthcare: should regulation be simple or integrated?

Success and failure in healthcare: should regulation be simple or integrated? Copyrighted image Copyright: © Marbury67 | Dreamstime.com - NHS building
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 05 Jul 2016
Is heavy regulation in healthcare needed to provide our healthcare needs safely? Or can this be made simpler? 

Are the Orlando murders part of a public health emergency?

Are the Orlando murders part of a public health emergency? Creative commons image Fibonacci Blue under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Jun 2016
Two public health researchers on gun violence try to help make some sense of the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Florida.

Type 2 diabetes across the globe: What's going on?

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Type 2 diabetes across the globe: What's going on? Creative commons image The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 08 Jun 2016
Journey across the world and uncover why there is a global epidemic of type 2 diabetes and bust some of the myths around it.

Why do we keep running?

Why do we keep running? Creative commons image Christine Matthews under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 May 2016
Although 'exercise' is treated as a punchline, we continue to get out and pound the streets. What is it that drives our commitment to keeping fit?

What does toilet paper teach us about poverty?

What does toilet paper teach us about poverty? Creative commons image paul under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 May 2016
The purchasing pattern of a bathroom staple has a lot to teach us about how poverty works. Atif Kukaswadia explains.

Why friendships are vital to your wellbeing

Why friendships are vital to your wellbeing Creative commons image bekassine under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 12 May 2016
It's well-documented that loneliness can cause depression and have negative effects on health and lifespans, equal to that of smoking. Explore why...

The Science of Fear

The Science of Fear Copyrighted image Copyright: By W.J.Pilsak (ex de:Datei:Freitag.jpg) [GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 12 May 2016
Recoil at the number 13? Scream at spiders? At some point, we all get scared. But why, and how? Dr Mike Leahy and Dr Bundy Mackintosh discuss the...

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Introducing healthcare improvement

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Introducing healthcare improvement Creative commons image Irekia in Flickr under Creative-Commons license Updated content
Advanced level Duration 3 hours Updated 14 Jul 2016
This course explores quality improvement in healthcare settings. It begins by defining healthcare quality and describing the meaning of quality...

Infection and immunity

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Infection and immunity
Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 09 Jun 2016
In this free course, Infection and immunity, you will be introduced to infectious diseases and to the biological agents that invade our bodies and...

Using numbers and handling data

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Using numbers and handling data Copyrighted image 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 fact, sloppy calculations can have fatal consequences. This free...

Introducing public health

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Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 29 Feb 2016
This free course, Introducing public health, introduces some key elements of public health and health promotion, using a video case study of...

Public health in community settings: An introduction

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Public health in community settings: An introduction Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 5 hours Updated 12 Feb 2016
This free course, Public health in community settings: An introduction, introduces you to some key aspects of community-level engagement, in...

Public health and mental health promotion

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Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 12 Feb 2016
In this free course, Public health and mental health promotion, you will examine public health from a mental health perspective, beginning with an...