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Evolution through natural selection

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Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 09 Jun 2011
In this unit, we describe the theory of evolution by natural selection as proposed by Charles Darwin in his book, first published in 1859, On The...

Essay and report writing skills

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Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 18 Dec 2013
Writing reports and assignments can be a daunting prospect. This unit is designed to help you develop the skills you need to write effectively for...

Numbers, units and arithmetic

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Numbers, units and arithmetic
Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
Do fractions and decimals make you apprehensive about maths? Do you lack confidence in dealing with numbers? If so, then this unit is for you. The...

Starting with psychology

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Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 23 Apr 2014
The most ‘important and greatest puzzle’ we face as humans is ourselves (Boring, 1950, p. 56). Humans are a puzzle – one that is complex, subtle...

Introduction to Bookkeeping and Accounting

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Introduction to Bookkeeping and Accounting
Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 21 Jan 2014
This unit provides an introduction to the essential numerical skills required for accounting and bookkeeping. It also explains the fundamental...

Start writing fiction

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Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
Have you always wanted to write, but never quite had the courage to start? This unit will give you an insight into how authors create their...

An introduction to music theory

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Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 09 Jun 2011
This unit provides an introduction to music theory pitched at a level equivalent to Grades 1-3 of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of...

Writing what you know

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Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
Do you want to improve your descriptive writing? This unit will help you to develop your perception of the world about you and enable you to see...

Teaching assistants: Support in action

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Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 23 Apr 2014
Teaching assistants are an important resource in education. This unit looks at how the role has developed across the UK over time. It explores the...

Judges and the law

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Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 15 Jun 2011
How do judges make law? This unit will examine how the common law system works, the differences between ‘civil code’ and ‘common law’ systems, and...

Getting started on Classical Latin

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Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 12 Dec 2013
Latin is the basis for many languages in the world. This unit will provide you with a general introduction to learning Latin allowing you to assess...

Management: Perspective and practice

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Masters level Duration 10 hours Updated 16 Jun 2011
This unit introduces you to a range of different ways of thinking about organisations and approaches to managing the people who work within them.

Discovering management

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Masters level Duration 15 hours Updated 23 Jun 2011
This unit introduces you to the role of the manager, it covers management activities looking at leadership, human resources, finance, project...

Understanding operations management

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Advanced level Duration 4 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
Operations management is one of the central functions of all organisations whether producing goods or services, or in the private, public or...

The importance of interpersonal skills

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Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
To succeed in management you need good interpersonal skills, you need to understand how to deal with other people. This unit will help you gain an...

Introduction to computer forensics and investigations

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Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 18 Sep 2014
This unit is an easy introduction to some of the issues both in data privacy and computer forensics - with a few easily available tools people can...

Sam Selvon, The Lonely Londoners

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Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 02 Feb 2012
This unit concentrates on Sam Selvon’s twentieth-century novel, The Lonely Londoners. It considers the depiction of migration in the text as well...

Introducing philosophy

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Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
Ever wondered what it would be like to study philosophy? This unit will introduce you to the teaching methods employed and the types of activities...

Managing and managing people

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Advanced level Duration 8 hours Updated 23 Jun 2011
This unit will introduce you to the world of management. We will be looking at a range of topics, including what managers do, what skills they...

Computers and computer systems

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Intermediate level Duration 20 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
Computers and processors are ubiquitous in everyday life, and they're not only found in your PC. This unit introduces the different parts of...

Criminology beyond crime

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Criminology beyond crime
Masters level Duration 3 hours Updated 23 Jan 2014
This unit examines the notion of 'social harm' as an alternative to the legal definition of 'crime'. To illustrate this concept, the unit considers...

Making decisions

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Masters level Duration 4 hours Updated 04 Jul 2013
Do you hate making decisions? Does the ability of others to make snap decisions really frustrate you? This unit will help you understand some of...

Proteins

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Advanced level Duration 12 hours Updated 08 Jul 2013
In this unit we explore how proteins are the 'doers' of the cell. They are huge in number and variety and diverse in structure and function,...

Using a scientific calculator

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Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 03 May 2012
Do you have a Casio fx-83 ES scientific calculator (or a compatible model) and want to learn how to use it? This unit will help you to understand...