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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...

Sniffing out disease

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Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Dec 2013
Waving a tricorder in the air to tell what was wrong with a patient might be science fiction, but Dr Claire Turner believes we are moving one small...

Biology Week 2013

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Duration 1 hour 30 mins Updated 22 Nov 2013
Seven days celebrating all the biosciences: 12th - 18th October. Missed it? We've got all the lectures for you to enjoy right here.

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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...

Nutrition: Vitamins and minerals

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Introductory Level Duration 10 hours Updated 10 Dec 2013
Both vitamins and minerals are essential in the diet in small quantities.The term ‘vitamin’ was not coined until early in the 20th century, to...

Living with diabetes

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Introductory Level Duration 5 hours Updated 10 Dec 2013
This unit introduces the parts of the body and processes involved in the development of diabetes.

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Science project course: science in society project

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Science project course: science in society project Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Advanced Level Duration 300 hours Updated 26 Apr 2013 Register by 09 Jan 2014
Investigate and produce an in-depth project within an area of natural sciences, such as climate change; agriculture; biological conservation;...

MSc in Professional Science

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MSc in Professional Science Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 1800 hours Updated 26 Apr 2013
This innovative masters degree is designed to enable you to pursue advanced training in science while also developing the business skills valued by...

Practical science: biology and health

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Practical science: biology and health Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Intermediate Level Duration 300 hours Updated 14 Apr 2013 Register by 09 Jan 2014
Study a range of practical activities in biology and health science – from fundamental human and animal behaviour to the vital themes of...