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  • How do I pitch an idea to a science editor?

    If you've got a story about science, you'll want to get it read. The first step is getting an editor to want to...

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    11 Jan 2017

  • How do I pitch an idea to a science editor?

    How do I pitch an idea to a science editor? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free image Copyright free: Kaboompics New content
    Updated 11 Jan 2017
    If you've got a story about science, you'll want to get it read. The first step is getting an editor to want to publish it... but how do you persuade the...
  • Why are tiger moths making people unwell - and what can we do about it?

    By K.S. Harikrishnan

    Some people can be fatally allergic to tiger moths - and lepidopterism can often be misdiagnosed. New research might...

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    24 Aug 2016

  • Why are tiger moths making people unwell - and what can we do about it?

    Why are tiger moths making people unwell - and what can we do about it? Creative commons image Icon Creative commons image John Flannery under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Aug 2016
    Some people can be fatally allergic to tiger moths - and lepidopterism can often be misdiagnosed. New research might have a solution.
  • Explainer: what is the risk of transmitting HIV?

    By Allen Cheng

    Kissing doesn't cause HIV, ignorance does. This article looks at if HIV is easily transmitted...

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    27 Nov 2015

  • Explainer: what is the risk of transmitting HIV?

    Explainer: what is the risk of transmitting HIV? Creative commons image Icon Creative commons image NIAID under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Nov 2015
    Kissing doesn't cause HIV, ignorance does. This article looks at if HIV is easily transmitted...
  • OU on the BBC: Wastemen

    By The OpenLearn team

    Join the people who work round the clock to cope with the vast swathes of waste produced by modern Britain, as we...

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    07 Apr 2015

  • OU on the BBC: Wastemen

    OU on the BBC: Wastemen Copyrighted image Icon Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
    Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Apr 2015
    Join the people who work round the clock to cope with the vast swathes of waste produced by modern Britain, as we meet the Wastemen.
  • World Health Day 2015

    By The OpenLearn team

    The theme of this year's World Health Day (7 April) is on food safety. Delve into our free resources about food...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    02 Apr 2015

  • World Health Day 2015

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 02 Apr 2015
    The theme of this year's World Health Day (7 April) is on food safety. Delve into our free resources about food hygiene, nutrition, globalisation and more....
  • Science Tasters

    Is studying Science for you? Dip into some of our tasters and find out!

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    23 Jan 2015

  • Science Tasters

    Updated 23 Jan 2015
    Is studying Science for you? Dip into some of our tasters and find out!
  • Science Orange Pathway

    Links to resources recommended by 'Pathways to Success in Higher Education' by The Open University in Wales. 

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    21 Jan 2015

  • Science Orange Pathway

    Updated 21 Jan 2015
    Links to resources recommended by 'Pathways to Success in Higher Education' by The Open University in Wales. 
  • Science Pathway

    So you have decided that studying the Science pathway is for you - what next?

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    21 Jan 2015

  • Science Pathway

    Updated 21 Jan 2015
    So you have decided that studying the Science pathway is for you - what next?

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  • Communication in health and social care

    Whether working with older people, vulnerable children or patients suffering ill health or disability, care providers' ability to communicate is not only...

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    18 Sep 2009

  • Communication in health and social care

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    Communication in health and social care Copyrighted image Icon Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University 2009
    Introductory level Duration 2 hours 30 mins Updated 18 Sep 2009
    Whether working with older people, vulnerable children or patients suffering ill...

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    Certificate in Promoting Public Health

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    Certificate in Promoting Public Health Copyrighted image Icon Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Jan 2017
    Public health is everyone’s business and the contribution of local authorities,...

    Certificate of Higher Education Open

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    Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Icon Copyrighted image Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 18 Jan 2017
    If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this...

    BA/BSc Open degree

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    BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Icon Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 18 Jan 2017
    Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a...

    Diploma of Higher Education Open

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    Diploma of Higher Education Open
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 18 Jan 2017
    Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a...

    BA/BSc (Honours) Health and Social Care

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    BA/BSc (Honours) Health and Social Care Copyrighted image Icon Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 18 Jan 2017
    In the fast-changing world of today’s care sector, professionals at all levels...

    Leading healthcare improvements

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    Leading healthcare improvements Copyrighted image Icon Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Jan 2017 Register by 21 Sep 2017
    This course will help you develop leadership skills in relation to healthcare...

    Understanding the autism spectrum

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    Understanding the autism spectrum Copyrighted image Icon Copyrighted image Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 150 hours Updated 18 Jan 2017 Register by 12 Oct 2017
    An accessible introduction to autism, this course explores principles and problems...

    Infectious disease and public health

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    Infectious disease and public health Copyrighted image Icon Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 18 Jan 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    This course approaches infectious disease from several perspectives and explores...

    Promoting public health: skills, perspectives and practice

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    Promoting public health: skills, perspectives and practice Copyrighted image Icon Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Jan 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    Challenge your own assumptions around public health promotion policies and...

    An introduction to health and social care

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    An introduction to health and social care Copyrighted image Icon Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Jan 2017 Register by 05 Jan 2017
    Explore through real-life case studies how we give or receive health and social...