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Smoking out the tobacco industry

Smoking out the tobacco industry Creative commons image Credit: Jack Greenmaven under CC-BY-SA licence
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.

The legacy and impact of Frederick Sanger

The legacy and impact of Frederick Sanger Copyright free image Credit: National Library of Medicine
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Nov 2013
Fredrick Sanger was a double Nobel laureate and expert in all things DNA. What impact has his work had on our lives?

The story of infection

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Introductory level Updated 15 Jan 2013
How have infectious diseases, both their response to us and our response to them, evolved over the centuries? 

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Drug development process: combating pain

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Drug development process: combating pain
Masters level Duration 2 hours Updated 23 Jan 2014
The unit provides a brief introduction to the process of new drug discovery; from identification of a suitable candidate drug molecule to the...

Imaging in medicine

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Advanced level Duration 15 hours Updated 02 Aug 2013
X-rays, CT scans and MRI scans are all medical imaging techniques of great practical importance that have been encountered by a great many people...

Predictive medicine

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Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 08 Jul 2013
In this unit you will learn how advances in genetics could change the way in which diseases are diagnosed and managed. The advent of predictive...

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Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences

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Duration 1200 hours Updated 31 Jul 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 31 Jul 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...

Certificate in Health Sciences

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Duration 600 hours Updated 31 Jul 2014
This certificate provides a broad introduction to health sciences, exploring some of the scientific and social aspects of disease and disability....