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  • Hacking under your skin? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Engin_Akyurt

    Hacking under your skin?

    By Mike Richards

    A Belgian research team have discovered a way to hack into medical implants.

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    19 Apr 2018

  • Hacking under your skin?

    Hacking under your skin? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Engin_Akyurt New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Apr 2018
    A Belgian research team have discovered a way to hack into medical implants.
  • How do natural disasters affect mental health? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: US Coast Guard

    How do natural disasters affect mental health?

    By Jane Palmer

    Understanding why suicide rates in Puerto Rico have risen by a third since Hurricane Maria could help us prepare for...

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    10 Apr 2018

  • How do natural disasters affect mental health?

    How do natural disasters affect mental health? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: US Coast Guard New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Apr 2018
    Understanding why suicide rates in Puerto Rico have risen by a third since Hurricane Maria could help us prepare for future natural disasters. Jane Palmer...
  • Is obesity inevitable? Creative commons image Icon Pexels under Creative-Commons license

    Is obesity inevitable?

    By Dr Joan Simons

    Obesity cuts life expectancy by an average of up to 10 years, and costs the UK £5.1bn a year to treat; treating...

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    05 Mar 2018

  • Is obesity inevitable?

    Is obesity inevitable? Creative commons image Icon Pexels under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Mar 2018
    Obesity cuts life expectancy by an average of up to 10 years, and costs the UK £5.1bn a year to treat; treating obesity and diabetes costs more than it takes...
  • The challenge of obesity Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Pexels

    The challenge of obesity

    By Dr Joan Simons

    Obesity is an increasingly common problem because, for many people, modern living involves eating excessive amounts...

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    05 Mar 2018

  • The challenge of obesity

    The challenge of obesity Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Pexels
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Mar 2018
    Obesity is an increasingly common problem because, for many people, modern living involves eating excessive amounts of low cost, high-calorie food and...
  • Are mobile phones increasing health inequality in India? Creative commons image Icon CDC global under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Are mobile phones increasing health inequality in India?

    By Aisling Irwin

    The spread of mobile phone ownership has increased access to health information - for those that have them. But some...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    22 Feb 2018

  • Are mobile phones increasing health inequality in India?

    Are mobile phones increasing health inequality in India? Creative commons image Icon CDC global under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Feb 2018
    The spread of mobile phone ownership has increased access to health information - for those that have them. But some practitioners are worrying about those...
  • The growing demand for drugs in UK prisons Creative commons image Icon BBC under Creative-Commons license

    The growing demand for drugs in UK prisons

    By David Scott

    In light of the BBC Panorama documentary, 'Behind Bars: Prison Undercover', Dr David Scott explores the issue of drug...

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    22 Jan 2018

  • The growing demand for drugs in UK prisons

    The growing demand for drugs in UK prisons Creative commons image Icon BBC under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Jan 2018
    In light of the BBC Panorama documentary, 'Behind Bars: Prison Undercover', Dr David Scott explores the issue of drug smuggling in UK prisons.
  • Can I become fitter by doing short bursts of exercise? Creative commons image Icon ceiling under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license

    Can I become fitter by doing short bursts of exercise?

    By Richard Metcalfe

    Some studies suggest that health goals might be within your grasp - or at least a short walk away. Richard Metcalfe...

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    02 Jan 2018

  • Can I become fitter by doing short bursts of exercise?

    Can I become fitter by doing short bursts of exercise? Creative commons image Icon ceiling under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Jan 2018
    Some studies suggest that health goals might be within your grasp - or at least a short walk away. Richard Metcalfe adds some caveats.
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    22 Dec 2017

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

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 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...
  • Here’s the truth about false accusations of sexual violence Creative commons image Icon Surdumihail under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Dec 2017

  • Here’s the truth about false accusations of sexual violence

    Here’s the truth about false accusations of sexual violence Creative commons image Icon Surdumihail under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 19 Dec 2017
    This year has seen a significant rise in reported cases of sexual harassment. Campaigns such as #MeToo has provided a platform for people to ...
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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    29 Nov 2017

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

    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?

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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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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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  • 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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  • Introducing healthcare improvement

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    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

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    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

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  • 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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  • Communication in health and social care

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    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 23 Apr 2018
    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 23 Apr 2018
    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 23 Apr 2018
    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 23 Apr 2018
    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 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 23 Apr 2018
    In the fast-changing world of today’s care sector, professionals at all levels...