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  • Hearing

    Hearing is a familiar and important human sense that is a topic naturally of interest to those who are curious about human biology. This free...

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    15 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    06 Feb 2017

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    Advanced level Duration 15 hours Updated 06 Feb 2017
    Hearing is a familiar and important human sense that is a topic naturally of...
  • Migration

    Migration is a free course looking at the migrations of animals, with special reference to birds, and also introducing the themes of movement,...

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    8 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    24 Jan 2017

  • Migration

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    Migration
    Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 24 Jan 2017
    Migration is a free course looking at the migrations of animals, with special...
  • Gene testing

    This free course, Gene testing, looks at three different uses of genetic testing: pre-natal diagnosis, childhood testing and adult testing. Such...

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    4 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Aug 2016

  • Gene testing

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    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 05 Aug 2016
    This free course, Gene testing, looks at three different uses of genetic testing:...
  • Introduction to histopathology

    This free course provides an introduction to histopathology and outlines how the appearance of different tissues changes due to damage,...

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    3 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Jun 2016

  • Introduction to histopathology

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    Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 14 Jun 2016
    This free course provides an introduction to histopathology and outlines how the...
  • The making of individual differences

    How do we become individuals? This free course, The making of individual differences, looks at how genes and the environment interact making each...

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    12 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    23 May 2016

  • The making of individual differences

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    Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 23 May 2016
    How do we become individuals? This free course, The making of individual...
  • Pain and Aspirin

    What causes pain and how do we stop it? This free course, Pain and Aspirin, looks at how the human body responds to the release of certain...

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    9 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    24 Mar 2016

  • Pain and Aspirin

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    Introductory level Duration 9 hours Updated 24 Mar 2016
    What causes pain and how do we stop it? This free course, Pain and Aspirin, looks...
  • Living with diabetes

    Living with diabetes is a free course that introduces the parts of the body and processes involved in the development of diabetes.

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    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Mar 2016

  • Living with diabetes

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    Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 24 Mar 2016
    Living with diabetes is a free course that introduces the parts of the body and...
  • Inheritance of characters

    Genes are units of inheritance that contribute to a person's behaviour and health. In this free course, Inheritance of characters, you will learn...

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    4 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Mar 2016

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    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 24 Mar 2016
    Genes are units of inheritance that contribute to a person's behaviour and health....
  • Early development

    This free course, Early development, looks at the human being in the context of an individual life cycle, examining some of the processes that...

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    20 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    24 Mar 2016

  • Early development

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    Intermediate level Duration 20 hours Updated 24 Mar 2016
    This free course, Early development, looks at the human being in the context of an...
  • Alcohol and human health

    What impact does alcohol have on the body? From a 'hangover' to cirrhosis this free course, Alcohol and human health, looks at the harmful effects...

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    6 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    24 Mar 2016

  • Alcohol and human health

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    Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 24 Mar 2016
    What impact does alcohol have on the body? From a 'hangover' to cirrhosis this...

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    BA/BSc Open degree

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    BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 22 Feb 2017
    Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a...

    Certificate of Higher Education Open

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    Duration 1200 hours Updated 22 Feb 2017
    If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences

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    Duration 1200 hours Updated 22 Feb 2017
    Are you fascinated by life’s big questions? Are you thinking about studying for a...

    Diploma of Higher Education Open

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    Duration 2400 hours Updated 22 Feb 2017
    Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Natural Sciences

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    Duration 2400 hours Updated 22 Feb 2017
    If you’re curious about the world we live in and enjoy delving into a wide range...

    BSc (Honours) Natural Sciences

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    BSc (Honours) Natural Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 22 Feb 2017
    We live in a society that depends on science, but how many of us really understand...

    Signals and perception: the science of the senses

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    Signals and perception: the science of the senses Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 22 Feb 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    Investigate how we interact with our environment through our senses – using...

    Maths for science

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    Introductory level Duration 100 hours Updated 22 Feb 2017 Register by 23 Mar 2017
    This introductory course will develop your confidence in using mathematics as a...

    Molecules in medicine

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    Molecules in medicine Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 22 Feb 2017 Register by 11 Jan 2018
    Examine the molecular basis of drug action in medicine, covering topics like...

    Practical science: biology and health

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    Practical science: biology and health Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Intermediate level Duration 300 hours Updated 22 Feb 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    Study a range of practical activities in biology and health science – from...