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  • Will a pill be enough to end the HIV epidemic?

    By Dr Peter Keogh

    PrEP has been hailed the scientific breakthrough to end the HIV epidemic but is this really true in a world filled...

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    10 mins

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    25 Jun 2018

  • Will a pill be enough to end the HIV epidemic?

    Will a pill be enough to end the HIV epidemic? New content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 25 Jun 2018
    PrEP has been hailed the scientific breakthrough to end the HIV epidemic but is this really true in a world filled with social inequalities? Dr Peter Keogh...
  • A new era for HIV?

    By Thomas Witney

    How has HIV changed since the 1980s? OU PhD student, Tom Witney, explains and tells us about his research into...

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    19 Jun 2018

  • A new era for HIV?

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 19 Jun 2018
    How has HIV changed since the 1980s? OU PhD student, Tom Witney, explains and tells us about his research into HIV and relationships.
  • What do you really know about HIV and AIDS?

    By Dr Peter Keogh, Thomas Witney

    You've probably heard a lot about HIV and AIDS in the news - but can you separate the myth from the reality?...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    19 Jun 2018

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    You've probably heard a lot about HIV and AIDS in the news - but can you separate the myth from the reality? Take our quiz to find out...
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    11 Jun 2018

  • The monster has wings: Should we be worried about youth consumption of energy drinks?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Jun 2018
    Young people in the UK chug their way through more energy drinks that anywhere else in Europe. Amelia Lake and Shelina Visram ask if it's time to take action.
  • No good advice: Five problems with sex manuals

    By Dr Meg John Barker

    Meg-John Barker has read some terrible sex manuals, so you don't have to... (As you might expect, this article...

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    5 mins

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    Updated on:

    04 Jun 2018

  • No good advice: Five problems with sex manuals Includes explicit content

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Jun 2018
    Meg-John Barker has read some terrible sex manuals, so you don't have to... (As you might expect, this article includes discussion of matters of a sexual...
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    Why do women need abortions?

    By Dr. Lesley Hoggart

    As Ireland votes in the Irish abortion referendum, we look back at our video collection on women's abortion...

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    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 May 2018

  • Why do women need abortions?

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    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 24 May 2018
    As Ireland votes in the Irish abortion referendum, we look back at our video collection on women's abortion experiences based on Open University...
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    Updated on:

    14 May 2018

  • What can I do about my mental health when I don’t have the support I need?

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 14 May 2018
    What can you do if you're not comfortable talking about mental health issues with your peers? Dr Jonathan Leach and Dr Mathijs Lucassen set out six ways of...
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    Britain's Fat Fight

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall looks at the impact and causes of obesity in modern Britain.

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 May 2018

  • Britain's Fat Fight

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 09 May 2018
    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall looks at the impact and causes of obesity in modern Britain.
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    The Truth About Obesity

    Chris Bavin discovers what science can tell us about why 2/3 of us are overweight - and how we can fight it.

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Apr 2018

  • The Truth About Obesity

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 26 Apr 2018
    Chris Bavin discovers what science can tell us about why 2/3 of us are overweight - and how we can fight it.
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    Hacking under your skin?

    By Mike Richards

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

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Apr 2018

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Apr 2018
    A Belgian research team have discovered a way to hack into medical implants.

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    Applying social work skills in practice

    In this free course, Applying social work skills in practice, you will explore the social work role in working with vulnerable and socially...

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    7 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    20 Mar 2018

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    In this free course, Applying social work skills in practice, you will explore the...
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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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    6 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    13 Nov 2017

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    This free course, Introducing public health, presents some key elements of public...
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    Population ageing: a global health crisis?

    This free course, Population ageing: a global health crisis?, focuses on two major issues of our time – ageing societies and global health. It...

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    6 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    16 Mar 2017

  • 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

    Updated on:

    13 Oct 2016

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    In this free course, Infection and immunity, you will be introduced to infectious...
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    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

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    22 Aug 2016

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    This course explores quality improvement in healthcare settings. It begins by...
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    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

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    You might not realise it, but maths is an essential component of healthcare. In...
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    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

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    This free course, Public health in community settings: An introduction, introduces...
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    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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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    12 Feb 2016

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    In this free course, Public health and mental health promotion, you will examine...
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    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

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    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
    Duration 600 hours Updated 25 Jun 2018
    Public health is everyone’s business and the contribution of local authorities,...

    BA/BSc Open degree

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    BA/BSc Open degree
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 25 Jun 2018
    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
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 25 Jun 2018
    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 25 Jun 2018
    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
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 25 Jun 2018
    In the fast-changing world of today’s care sector, professionals at all levels...