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An introduction to social work in Wales
Duration 10 hours
Updated 08 Dec 2014
Respecting the individuality of each person is a central value of social work but, as the term suggests, social work is not only about individual...
Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland
Duration 50 hours
Updated 18 Aug 2014
This course explores the development, impact and challenges of personalisation in the context of the implementation of The Social Care (Self...
Designing space for dementia care
Duration 8 hours
Updated 11 Dec 2013
The lives of people with dementia can be improved by careful consideration of key features of the design of the spaces in which they live. This...
Become an OU student.
Change your life with a qualification
Duration 3000 hours
Updated 30 Jan 2015
Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a statistic we’re proud of – the BA/BSc Open is one of the most...