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  • Introduction to polymers

    This free course, Introduction to polymers, examines the use of polymers and demonstrates how their properties are controlled by their molecular...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    26 May 2016

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    Advanced level Duration 20 hours Updated 26 May 2016
    This free course, Introduction to polymers, examines the use of polymers and...
  • The molecular world

    From diamonds to dynamite, everything involves a chemical reaction. This free course, The molecular world, introduces you to the concepts and...

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    20 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    22 Mar 2016

  • The molecular world

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    Intermediate level Duration 20 hours Updated 22 Mar 2016
    From diamonds to dynamite, everything involves a chemical reaction. This free...
  • What chemical compounds might be present in drinking water?

    Do you want to know whats in the water that you drink? This free course, What chemical compounds might be present in drinking water?, examines the...

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    6 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    21 Mar 2016

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    What chemical compounds might be present in drinking water?
    Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 21 Mar 2016
    Do you want to know whats in the water that you drink? This free course, What...
  • Test kits for water analysis

    This free course, Test kits for water analysis, steps outside the laboratory to look at some examples of analytical procedures being carried out in...

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    12 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    21 Mar 2016

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    Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 21 Mar 2016
    This free course, Test kits for water analysis, steps outside the laboratory to...
  • Drug development process: combating pain

    Drug development process: combating pain, is a free course offering a brief introduction to the process of new drug discovery; from identification...

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    02 Mar 2016

  • Drug development process: combating pain

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    Advanced level Duration 2 hours Updated 02 Mar 2016
    Drug development process: combating pain, is a free course offering a brief...
  • Iron transport and storage

    This free course, Iron transport and storage, looks at the methods that have been developed by organisms for the uptake, transport and storage of...

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    5 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    02 Mar 2016

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    This free course, Iron transport and storage, looks at the methods that have been...
  • Birth of a drug

    The search for new medicinal products is one of the major driving forces behind the development and application of new synthetic methods. This free...

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    4 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    02 Mar 2016

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    The search for new medicinal products is one of the major driving forces behind...
  • The three-way catalytic converter

    This free course is concerned primarily with the chemistry that underpins the operation of the three-way catalytic converter that is placed in the...

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    12 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    02 Mar 2016

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    Advanced level Duration 12 hours Updated 02 Mar 2016
    This free course is concerned primarily with the chemistry that underpins the...

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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 23 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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    Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 23 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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    Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 Feb 2017
    We live in a society that depends on science, but how many of us really understand...

    Concept to clinic

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    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 23 Feb 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    This course provides an overview of the drug discovery and development process...

    Maths for science

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    Introductory level Duration 100 hours Updated 23 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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    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 23 Feb 2017 Register by 11 Jan 2018
    Examine the molecular basis of drug action in medicine, covering topics like...

    MSc project module

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    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 23 Feb 2017 Register by 12 Oct 2017
    Plan and carry out an investigation of your own choice with this masters-level...