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Why do we keep running?

Why do we keep running? Creative commons image Christine Matthews under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
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 New content
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...

Drugs and consumerism

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Drugs and consumerism Creative commons image Biotic lensbaby / Sparky / CC BY-NC 2.0 under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 45 mins Updated 03 May 2016
Peter Bloom and Gerard Hastings discuss consumerism vs citizenship in the context of broader issues around drug pricing, advertising and marketing.

Five things you might like to know about Recovery Colleges

Five things you might like to know about Recovery Colleges Copyrighted image Copyright: Chakrapong Worathat | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 11 Dec 2015
What is a Recovery College? When did they start? Dr Jonathan Leach explains in this five point guide. 

Explainer: what is the risk of transmitting HIV?

Explainer: what is the risk of transmitting HIV? Creative commons image NIAID under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Nov 2015
Kissing doesn't cause HIV, ignorance does. This article looks at if HIV is easily transmitted...

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day Creative commons image giant AIDS ribbon on City Hall / Jennifer Boyer / CC BY 2.0 under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Nov 2015
1 December is World AIDS Day, a day designed to show support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.

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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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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...