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  • Dementia Awareness: What is dementia, and how can we reduce the risk? Creative commons image Icon McBeth under CC-BY-NC-ND licence under Creative-Commons license

    Dementia Awareness: What is dementia, and how can we reduce the risk?

    By The OpenLearn team

    Know the signs, help those who are affected and get vital information on this debilitating disorder.

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    10 Aug 2017

  • Dementia Awareness: What is dementia, and how can we reduce the risk?

    Dementia Awareness: What is dementia, and how can we reduce the risk? Creative commons image Icon McBeth under CC-BY-NC-ND licence under Creative-Commons license Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 10 Aug 2017
    Know the signs, help those who are affected and get vital information on this debilitating disorder.
  • Chlorine-washed chicken: An OpenLearn reading list Creative commons image Icon Татьяна ВС under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Chlorine-washed chicken: An OpenLearn reading list

    As the prospects of a post-Brexit UK/US trade deal get caught up in the question of chickens washed in chlorine, here...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    01 Aug 2017

  • Chlorine-washed chicken: An OpenLearn reading list

    Chlorine-washed chicken: An OpenLearn reading list Creative commons image Icon Татьяна ВС under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Aug 2017
    As the prospects of a post-Brexit UK/US trade deal get caught up in the question of chickens washed in chlorine, here's a short guide to background reading...
  • Is it true that the poorer you are, the more likely you are to eat junk food? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: GinniDeVille

    Is it true that the poorer you are, the more likely you are to eat junk food?

    By Professor Patricia Smith, Jay L Zagorsky

    New American research suggests that - perhaps aptly - there's an bulge in the middle of income strata when it comes...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    31 Jul 2017

  • Is it true that the poorer you are, the more likely you are to eat junk food?

    Is it true that the poorer you are, the more likely you are to eat junk food? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: GinniDeVille
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Jul 2017
    New American research suggests that - perhaps aptly - there's an bulge in the middle of income strata when it comes to tucking into fast food.
  • Harry Potter and death and bereavement Creative commons image Icon Flickr: Marie Guillaumet under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Harry Potter and death and bereavement

    By Dr Sam Murphy

    What does the Harry Potter series have in common with our Muggle world when it comes to death and bereavement? Dr Sam...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    31 Jul 2017

  • Harry Potter and death and bereavement

    Harry Potter and death and bereavement Creative commons image Icon Flickr: Marie Guillaumet under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 31 Jul 2017
    What does the Harry Potter series have in common with our Muggle world when it comes to death and bereavement? Dr Sam Murphy explores.
  • Hospital: The cost of treatment Creative commons image Icon Chmee2 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Hospital: The cost of treatment

    As new treatments come on stream, some carry a huge price tag. Closing the gap between what's possible, and what's...

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    12 Jul 2017

  • Hospital: The cost of treatment

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Jul 2017
    As new treatments come on stream, some carry a huge price tag. Closing the gap between what's possible, and what's affordable, is a challenge for the staff,...
  • Order your free 'The Big C' booklet Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Order your free 'The Big C' booklet

    By Professor Jan Draper, Dr Mathijs Lucassen

    How can we make a difference to people living with cancer? Order your free booklet 'The Big C', as part of our co...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    26 Jun 2017

  • Order your free 'The Big C' booklet

    Order your free 'The Big C' booklet Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Jun 2017
    How can we make a difference to people living with cancer? Order your free booklet 'The Big C', as part of our co-production 'The Big C & Me'.
  • Why is scientific research part of emergency response? Creative commons image Icon UNMEER under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Why is scientific research part of emergency response?

    By Anita Makri

    You might assume that, when dealing with a public health emergency, taking a researcher along might be a waste of...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Jun 2017

  • Why is scientific research part of emergency response?

    Why is scientific research part of emergency response? Creative commons image Icon UNMEER under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Jun 2017
    You might assume that, when dealing with a public health emergency, taking a researcher along might be a waste of resource. But Medicins Sans Frontières are...
  • How is Khat adding to the food crisis in Yemen? Creative commons image Icon CIAT International Center for Tropical Agriculture under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    How is Khat adding to the food crisis in Yemen?

    By Adel Aldaghbashy

    Yemen is already suffering from conflict. Now, in the chaos, khat farming is growing - redirecting resources ...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Apr 2017

  • How is Khat adding to the food crisis in Yemen?

    How is Khat adding to the food crisis in Yemen? Creative commons image Icon CIAT International Center for Tropical Agriculture under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Updated 13 Apr 2017
    Yemen is already suffering from conflict. Now, in the chaos, khat farming is growing - redirecting resources from much-needed food production.
  • Why are synthetic drugs such a problem for the UK's prisons? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: US Navy

    Why are synthetic drugs such a problem for the UK's prisons?

    By David Scott

    Spice, and other synthetic drugs, are spreading through UK prisons at a rate that the authorities are struggling to...

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    10 Apr 2017

  • Why are synthetic drugs such a problem for the UK's prisons?

    Why are synthetic drugs such a problem for the UK's prisons? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: US Navy
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Apr 2017
    Spice, and other synthetic drugs, are spreading through UK prisons at a rate that the authorities are struggling to respond to. The OU's David Scott explains...
  • Free School Meals: An OpenLearn reading list Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Geoff Charles / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru

    Free School Meals: An OpenLearn reading list

    By The OpenLearn team

    The provision of a hot meal at lunchtime to pupils is often at the heart of political debate. We dip into some of the...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    07 Apr 2017

  • Free School Meals: An OpenLearn reading list

    Free School Meals: An OpenLearn reading list Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Geoff Charles / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Apr 2017
    The provision of a hot meal at lunchtime to pupils is often at the heart of political debate. We dip into some of the research around the subject.

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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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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    13 Oct 2016

  • Infection and immunity

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    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

    Updated on:

    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

    Updated on:

    16 Mar 2016

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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

    Updated on:

    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

    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

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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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    2 hours 30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    18 Sep 2009

  • Communication in health and social care

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    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

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    Certificate in Promoting Public Health Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 600 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017
    Public health is everyone’s business and the contribution of local authorities,...

    BA/BSc Open degree

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    BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017
    Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a...

    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 14 Aug 2017
    If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this...

    Diploma of Higher Education Open

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    Diploma of Higher Education Open
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 14 Aug 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 14 Aug 2017
    In the fast-changing world of today’s care sector, professionals at all levels...