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Smoking out the tobacco industry

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Updated 11 Apr 2014
With plain packaging now looking a certainty, experts from the OU's Institute for Social Marketing explore the future for the UK tobacco industry.

Take a trip to infinity

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Updated 11 Apr 2014
The concept of ‘infinity’ has enchanted and perplexed the world’s leading mathematicians for centuries. Through her outreach work in schools, Dr...

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Practising science: Reading the rocks and ecology

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Introductory Level Duration 14 hours Updated 07 Feb 2014
Have you ever wondered how scientists analyse the environment? This unit introduces you to the techniques used by science students at residential...

Nutrition: Proteins

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Introductory Level Duration 8 hours Updated 07 Feb 2014
This Unit studies 'proteins'. Starting with a simple analysis of the molecular make up, the Unit moves on to look at the importance of protein and...

Test kits for water analysis

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Intermediate Level Duration 12 hours Updated 07 Feb 2014
This unit steps outside the laboratory to look at some examples of analytical procedures being carried out in the field using commercial test kits....

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Mathematical methods

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Mathematical methods Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Intermediate Level Duration 300 hours Updated 21 Jun 2013 Register by 05 Sep 2013
Solve real problems by transforming them into mathematical models and learning methods of solution, including differential equations, linear...

Understanding the continents

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Understanding the continents Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Advanced Level Duration 300 hours Updated 17 May 2013 Register by 10 Oct 2013
This wide-ranging course develops your knowledge of the continents, plate-tectonic processes and related issues in depth: its theme is crustal...

Starting with maths

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Starting with maths Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory Level Duration 150 hours Updated 13 May 2013 Register by 14 Oct 2013
This course introduces a range of key ideas to help you tackle everyday mathematical problems.Like all Openings Access modules, this module is...