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Explainer: What happens in the hippocampus?

Explainer: What happens in the hippocampus? Creative commons image Credit: Professor Laszlo Seress, CC BY-SA New content
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 08 Oct 2014
Discovering the 'brain's internal GPS' has led a group of scientists to win the Nobel Prize 2014. But what do you need to know about the part of...

Influential women scientists in chemistry

Influential women scientists in chemistry Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Oct 2014
Women have played a significant role in the areas of chemistry, the environment and health. Here are just a few examples.

Take a trip to infinity

Take a trip to infinity Creative commons image Credit: Guiseppe Savo under CC-BY-NC-ND licence
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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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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Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences

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Duration 1200 hours Updated 20 Oct 2014
Are you fascinated by life’s big questions? Are you thinking about studying for a degree? The Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences...

Certificate of Higher Education Open

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Duration 1200 hours Updated 20 Oct 2014
If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this certificate course is ideal. It’s part of our unique Open...

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Duration 3000 hours Updated 20 Oct 2014
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...