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  • What is it like for a doctor to pronounce a patient dead? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Darko Stojanovic

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

    By Shara Yurkiewicz

    First year resident Shara Yurkiewicz shares her experience of performing the last task for a patient.

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    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 New content
    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.
  • Newcastle Can Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC/Keo Films

    Newcastle Can

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and the Newcastle Can team have set a challenge: can the city of Newcastle can...

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    18 Jan 2017

  • Newcastle Can

    Newcastle Can Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC/Keo Films New content
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    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and the Newcastle Can team have set a challenge: can the city of Newcastle can collectively lose 100,000 lbs in weight in...
  • Why do women have abortions?

    By Dr. Lesley Hoggart

    It's been 50 years since the Abortion Act 1967 was passed; to highlight this and The Open University's abortion...

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    18 Jan 2017

  • Why do women have abortions?

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    It's been 50 years since the Abortion Act 1967 was passed; to highlight this and The Open University's abortion research we've produced a video collection on...
  • My abortion experience: Renee's story Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    My abortion experience: Renee's story

    By Dr. Lesley Hoggart

    19-year-old Renee explains how, despite taking the morning after pill, she fell pregnant and why she opted for...

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    18 Jan 2017

  • My abortion experience: Renee's story

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    My abortion experience: Renee's story Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Jan 2017
    19-year-old Renee explains how, despite taking the morning after pill, she fell pregnant and why she opted for an abortion.
  • My abortion experience: Lily's story Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    My abortion experience: Lily's story

    By Dr. Lesley Hoggart

    Aspiring dancer Lily, who is 18-years-old, explains why her choice of career was a big part of her decision to have...

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    18 Jan 2017

  • My abortion experience: Lily's story

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    My abortion experience: Lily's story Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 Jan 2017
    Aspiring dancer Lily, who is 18-years-old, explains why her choice of career was a big part of her decision to have an abortion.
  • My abortion experience: Sienna's story Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    My abortion experience: Sienna's story

    By Dr. Lesley Hoggart

    23-year-old Sienna talks about why she chose to have an abortion after accidentally getting pregnant and how she...

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    18 Jan 2017

  • My abortion experience: Sienna's story

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    My abortion experience: Sienna's story Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 Jan 2017
    23-year-old Sienna talks about why she chose to have an abortion after accidentally getting pregnant and how she felt after the termination. 
  • My abortion experience: Daisy's story Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    My abortion experience: Daisy's story

    By Dr. Lesley Hoggart

    In this video Daisy talks about contraception, her reasons for choosing to have an abortion and her thoughts on...

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    18 Jan 2017

  • My abortion experience: Daisy's story

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    My abortion experience: Daisy's story Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Jan 2017
    In this video Daisy talks about contraception, her reasons for choosing to have an abortion and her thoughts on the procedure. 
  • What happens when you fall ill on a plane? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    What happens when you fall ill on a plane?

    If you get sick during a plane flight, the doctors treating you will most likely be thousands of miles away. 

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    16 Jan 2017

  • What happens when you fall ill on a plane?

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Jan 2017
    If you get sick during a plane flight, the doctors treating you will most likely be thousands of miles away. 
  • 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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    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 Updated content
    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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    11 Jan 2017

  • Meet the OU experts behind 'Hospital'

    Meet the OU experts behind 'Hospital' Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC New content
    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...

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  • 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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    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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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    22 Aug 2016

  • 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

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    16 Mar 2016

  • Using numbers and handling data

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    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 16 Mar 2016
    You might not realise it, but maths is an essential component of healthcare. In...
  • Introducing public health

    This free course, Introducing public health, introduces some key elements of public health and health promotion, using a video case study of...

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    6 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    29 Feb 2016

  • 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 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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    12 Feb 2016

  • 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...
  • 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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    18 Sep 2009

  • 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

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    Certificate in Promoting Public Health Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 600 hours Updated 23 Jan 2017
    Public health is everyone’s business and the contribution of local authorities,...

    Certificate of Higher Education Open

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    Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 23 Jan 2017
    If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this...

    BA/BSc Open degree

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    BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 23 Jan 2017
    Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a...

    Diploma of Higher Education Open

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    Duration 2400 hours Updated 23 Jan 2017
    Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a...

    BA/BSc (Honours) Health and Social Care

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    BA/BSc (Honours) Health and Social Care Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 23 Jan 2017
    In the fast-changing world of today’s care sector, professionals at all levels...

    Leading healthcare improvements

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    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 23 Jan 2017 Register by 21 Sep 2017
    This course will help you develop leadership skills in relation to healthcare...

    Understanding the autism spectrum

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    Understanding the autism spectrum Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 150 hours Updated 23 Jan 2017 Register by 12 Oct 2017
    An accessible introduction to autism, this course explores principles and problems...

    Infectious disease and public health

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    Infectious disease and public health Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 23 Jan 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    This course approaches infectious disease from several perspectives and explores...

    Promoting public health: skills, perspectives and practice

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    Promoting public health: skills, perspectives and practice Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 23 Jan 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    Challenge your own assumptions around public health promotion policies and...

    An introduction to health and social care

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    An introduction to health and social care Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 23 Jan 2017 Register by 05 Jan 2017
    Explore through real-life case studies how we give or receive health and social...